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| Original Score: 3.5/4
A huge cast, plenty of special effects and Harry gets a battering -- pretty much as you'd expect.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The Goblet of Fire is a more mature story and its young stars prove they have the acting skills to grow with their characters.
Easily the best Harry Potter film so far.
| Original Score: 8/10
The story is engrossing, but Mike Newell's adaption is a little too dull and by-the-numbers following Alfonso Cuaron's visual tour-de-force.
| Original Score: 7/10
Followers of the series will find a more mature Harry and a more mature style, less sugary but not actually drier than the previous films.
| Original Score: +2 out of -4..+4
A solid but mostly uninspired melding of the adventure and fright that have been the benchmarks of the franchise.
| Original Score: 3/4
Like a fine wine, Harry Potter continues to improve with age as each succeeding film version of Rowling's books seemingly surpasses the last.
Finally we're seeing Harry (the character and the series) grow up.
The action in Goblet of Fire is more exciting and faster-paced than in previous Potter films, and visually, it is by far the most splendid.
This new story starts off as just another adventure, more or less, but by the end, the situation faced by its protagonists has become much darker, and much more dire.
| Original Score: 3/4
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| Original Score: 4/5
The grim tone feels overwrought but, in [Mike] Newell's hands, and in those of his cast and screenwriter's, the movie remains dramatically solid
It's refreshing that Potter 4 aspires to be a paranoid thriller rather than yet another detective mystery. House points, too, for the movie's terrific effects and considerable charm.
| Original Score: 3/5
The series is now being treated as it should be, with the right mix of magic, danger, and drama, without watering anything down just so a younger audience can be snagged.
| Original Score: 5/5
Anything but a disappointment. Even if it doesn't achieve the lyrical enchantment of Prisoner of Azkaban, it nonetheless makes good on Rowling's darker turn in the series.
For me, the best entry in the series--the sweetest, the most exciting, the most moving, and the most touching.
| Original Score: 9/10
Goblet is deliciously dark, wickedly funny and superbly mounted.
In the book this is a wholly engrossing story -- an epic tale of good and evil and loss and yearning. Transported to the screen, however, it has sustained a few dinks and dents.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The film's quick pace and near-constant action carries you along quite nicely.