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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Reviews

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April 11, 2018
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them creates a new page that will bewitch us in new exciting adventures. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 21, 2018
Fantastic Beasts feels like a missed opportunity for Rowling...While there are flashes of wonder and whimsy, there seems little in these characters that would support an ambitious, five-part franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2018
[Dan Fogler] is so good. He's funny, he brings a lot of heart to the movie, and he plays the part of us, the audience. I thought it was a brilliant move to have someone in the movie who can't do magic be a part of this adventure.
February 21, 2018
The chemistry between the trio as they scour the city in search of Newt's creatures is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
January 26, 2018
The movie is sweet but sometimes it's on the fringe lines like, "Oh, is it sweet or is it kind of sappy and cheesy?" Yeah, [it] goes there too.
January 23, 2018
I laughed, I cried, I felt literally every emotion, because that is what J.K. Rowling does to you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 16, 2018
Anyone unconvinced that J.K. Rowling is a brilliant storyteller needs to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 2, 2018
J.K. Rowling's ingenuity, now free of old Hogwarts, gets a real workout in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
December 8, 2017
Fantastic Beasts is a charm, excelling when it's allowed to be its own creature and falling short only when it's forced to pay its franchise dues.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 4, 2017
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them might as well be a crossover between Pokémon Go and Doctor Who
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 20, 2017
The film breathes, and while it's overlong, the important thing is you never feel like you're suffocating with too much information or plot. A new series beckons and the magic is back.
November 19, 2017
Much of the film's rapid-fire entertainment value and slick filmmaking style do a lot towards covering up the weak narrative excuses.
November 6, 2017
All in all, audiences new and old alike are treated to an endearing adventure with the promise of more to come from J.K. Rowling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 11, 2017
The worldbuilding is as detailed and transporting as you expect from JK Rowling, who wrote the script, but you can tell she's a writer used to expansive novels where there's a lot more room to play.
September 15, 2017
Welcome back, Potter fans-it's going to be a truly great adventure!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2017
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is just fabulously fantastic.
August 25, 2017
"Annoying" is the perfect term for his portrayal of Fantastic Beasts' hero, Newt Scamander, a shrugging, slumping sack of stammers and tics.
August 17, 2017
For a movie based on a fictional encyclopedia, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is anything but tedious.
August 11, 2017
Rowling imbues Fantastic Beasts from start to finish with a sense of discovery.
June 1, 2017
[It] will make for a marvelous theme park attraction someday. But as a movie, as a vessel for narrative and ideas enacted by recognizably human characters, it fails to tap into the same simple potency that Harry and Co. wielded from book one.
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