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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Reviews

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is, despite its trickery, that plainest and least surprising of artifacts: the work of art that is exactly the sum of its parts, neither more nor less.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

November 27, 2013

Total Film

Harry Potter's adventures in wizard-land are cozy and comfortable in Chris Columbus' faithful adaptation.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

November 27, 2013
Andrew Collins
Radio Times

This faithful rendition of the inaugural Potter book demonstrates that the franchise is in safe, sensible hands.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 27, 2013
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A surprisingly excellent exciting fantasy flick...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

June 15, 2013
Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Slow, but it establishes the myth, the cast and the look. And it's holding up surprisingly well.

Full Review Source: Movie Nation | Original Score: 3/4

January 27, 2013

Film4

Although it suffers nominally from being over-stuffed and under-paced, it's grand and involving, with magnificent production design and special effects, and some fabulous thesps present and correct.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

June 27, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

December 24, 2010

a fantastic beginning

| Original Score: 5/5

July 5, 2008
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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A near-perfect commercial and cultural commodity.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 5, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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I hear the J.K. Rowling books are great, and on the basis of this 2001 movie I'm ready to believe it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 5, 2008
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris, Zoe Wanamaker and Maggie Smith, to name but a few, all put in an appearance and it is these old hands who are the best aspect of the film.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3/5

October 25, 2007
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Suffering from too much fantasy over too little reality, Sorcerer's Stone sets Harry Potter up for a longer and fruitful career as a screen legend.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 24, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Because the film is so glossy, so flippant in its presentation of the world that author J.K. Rowling has spent her sizable novels dissecting, that I still don't have a good idea what all the fuss is about.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

The quickest, zappiest two and a half hours of entertainment you'll ever see.

Full Review Source: Guardian

July 8, 2007
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine

Even though a few of the book's scenes have been cut, fans probably couldn't hope for a better adaptation. It bodes well for the rest of the series, when strong stories start taking precedence over set-up.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2006

Time Out
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What a feast for children! Long, and engrossing. Kids will love it! Wizard!

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

A spectacular franchise takes flight.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: B+

November 17, 2005
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

I couldn't find one mis-step, one wrong move, or one disappointment in the transition from print to celluloid.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 4/4

September 30, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Columbus' rendition of the first Harry Potter is a slavish adapation of the book, lacking imagination or vision, though not as bad as to be insufferable to watch

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B-

September 4, 2005
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com

The special effects aren't overwhelming and the ideas aren't too far-fetched, but the story will reel in just about anybody.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2005
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