Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Reviews
October 20, 2014
Harry are you going to make more moovis
October 11, 2014
Robert Pattinson may be most famous as Edward Cullen in the Twilight films, but his performance here as Cedric Diggory marked his film debut, and he's not too bad here. Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody and Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter are also standouts. The three tasks of the Triwizard Tournament are breathtaking to watch, and Ralph Fiennes' debut as Voldemort is so good, I now cannot imagine what it would have been like if another actor was in the role. 10/10.
July 14, 2007
Another worthy installment in the Potter franchise, Mike Newell's "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" digs in to the emotions of the titular character by pulling back the curtain on what his, and our, future holds, but in doing so upsets the near perfect balance of plot and wonder which made the previous three films so magical.
June 12, 2014
Massive disappointment. It was still fine, but they focused more on the style of the movie and not on the things that happened. It felt like a badly written theater program. They just jumped so fast from major scene to major scene that there was no time to take a breath, and realize what was actually happening:
1. Voldemort, Barty and no letter to Sirius - (5 seconds)
2. Quiditch World Cup Set Up - (50 seconds)
3. Quiditch World Cup - (0 seconds)
4. Very Important Deatheater Attack Done Badly - (2 seconds)
5. Special Effects Extravaganza aka. Triwizard Tournament (5 hours)
6. Baby Voldemort Plot Holes Scene (2 hours)
7. The Death of Cedric The Unknown (20 seconds)
It had zero substance. Why did they focus so much on the Triwizard Tournament. I mean it was fun, but common, that was just a back-story to what was really going on.
The characters are already developed so why develop more, pfft who needs that. Also no mystery whatsoever. If you didn't guess that Moody is Barty Crouch Junior as soon as he showed up...I don't know what to say.
August 12, 2013
The fourth Harry Potter film continues to establish the dark tone that Prisoner of Azkaban introduced to the franchise and the more adult feel does carry on well. Unfortunately, Goblet of Fire suffers from a bloated narrative which shows how difficult making the translation from book to film can be. Many of the characters in this come across as unlikeable and douchey for no proper reason other than to add some drama to the film which is out of character. The villains' plot also makes little sense and could easily have been solved before the story even kicks off. Despite this, the film is well paced and the performances still generally impress particularly from new additions to the cast like Brendan Gleeson as Mad Eye Moody and Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort. It's a nice attempt at adapting a story heavy book but the final film remains a frustrating if entertaining mess. My least favourite in the series.
December 13, 2006
meh, same as all the others
September 23, 2014
Another great installation to the franchise, though not as strong at the previous film, a lot of content is condensed which it hurts the story a little. It's a little ridiculous that they'd put these teenagers in imminent dangers for the glory of winning a cup... Thank god Ron and Harry get a hair cut after this one.
July 12, 2010
Mike Newell takes over as director, crafting a dark and complex Potter film, with a strong thriller like aspect.
The film opens with Harry, Hermione, Ron and some the Weasley family going to see the Quidditch World Cup. After an attack by the Death Eaters, Voldemort's former followers, Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts, where they find out that the Tri-Wizard Tournament will take place at Hogwarts, with two other schools competing against Hogwarts in the tournament. After Harry is revealed as a fourth contestant, everyone wonders how Harry has managed to slip his name into the tournament.
This film is darker than the third, while taking a different route. Apart from the complexity, the film is still easy to follow.
Mike Newell is a terrific director to take on Potter, adding something different, while also wonderfully going through each tournament. As with the previous two directors, Columbus and Cuaron, Newell loves this story and you can see that everyone is having a great time under his direction.
Michael Gambon extends his part as Dumbledore, this time having more to do, while also trying to figure out how Harry entered the tournament. Brendan Gleeson steals the film as Mad-Eye Moody, the latest Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who acts as a mentor to Harry. Gleeson has a fun time with the role, which he easily relishes.
The real standout in the film is Ralph Fiennes, who depicts Voldemort after he becomes resurrected. Despite only appearing in the film for nine minutes, Fiennes commands every scene that he's in, adding real darkness and malice to his role, which wonderfully brings Voldemort to life. The scene where Fiennes and Radcliffe work off of each other is fantastic.
Roger Pratt's cinematography brings a real sense of dread and misery to the film, while Patrick Doyle's score supports much of the action, as well as the characters.
While the film leaves out a key piece of information toward the end: Crouch's escape from Azkaban and Dumbledore's plans of reforming the Order, this is still a great film, making this is one of my top favorite Potter films.
You can almost call this the turning point, since everything changes after it. Outstanding.
November 28, 2012
My opinion for this film likes to jump a lot, but right now I think it's actually pretty good.
September 2, 2014
"Goblet's" length and pacing may seem troublesome, but it is all made up for with its dark tone and brilliant characters.
September 10, 2014
Though slightly disappointing at first,the visual experience and emotions through out the movie makes the poor adaptation of the book forgiven.
December 28, 2013
Everything the previous things alluding to Voldemort's return is paid off in this rather dark and sometimes scary movie and that is most definitely a compliment.
October 2, 2007
DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET!?
November 28, 2009
Continuing with the darker tone of the previous film, this fourth film in the Harry Potter franchise is just as entertaining as the previous films in the series despite it bringing to the screen a Voldemort that is little more than a mere shadow of the truly terrifying Dark Lord of the books.
September 4, 2014
A more exciting, if not also melodramatic, entry that throws many more environments and creatures at the viewer while taking the darkest turn in the series so far.
September 2, 2014
Exciting and mysterious.
August 19, 2014
81% - Now the Harry Potter series have started to become really good. This is the best Harry Potter film when compared to the previous three movies. This was also that Harry Potter movie that I was waiting for as this turns the series into a whole new level where Harry Potter's child play and happy times are over. As main characters are maturing, the sequels are getting more serious and complicated. So this is the beginning of HP's war and this film proves it all the way.This one also proved that it's not only better but the best.
April 11, 2013
Not as good as Prisoner of Azkaban but is the turning point in the series, and Newell does that well with an exceptional cast and a brilliant eye for crafting a book into a film.
April 30, 2011
The tones of the first three has been slightly enlarged as this fourth installment has settled things for the rest of the series. (B+)
(Full review coming soon)
March 23, 2008
Good movie, but it does not do well in representing the book and leaves way too much out.