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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


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
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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
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

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

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]

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

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

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: | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Unfortunately, many fine performances are nearly wasted by Columbus's predictable direction and an overbearing, relentless soundtrack.

| Original Score: B-

December 6, 2004
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