Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Reviews

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January 21, 2020
For most of Crimes, Rowling, who wrote the screenplay, and director David Yates, who brought the original Potter film octalogy to its conclusion, chase one subplot after another and end up nowhere.
January 11, 2020
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October 30, 2019
Crimes of Grindelwald is a confusing and frustrating waste of talent and story. The first big misfire for the Harry Potter franchise.
September 1, 2019
The Crimes of Grindelwald is visually outstanding, but its convoluted storytelling, uninspired performances, and inability to make the events of this sequel seem relevant causes it to feel like a torturous 134-minute exposure to a Caterwauling Charm.
August 29, 2019
A fantastic reason to see something else this weekend, The Crimes of Grindelwald is a massive disappointment and the prospect of having to sit through three more movies before this story is completed is downright depressing.
August 22, 2019
Entropy has crept into JK Rowling's wizarding world... but perhaps it was never meant to sustain grown-up stories.
August 19, 2019
It's the quieter moments where Newt does his thing that makes The Crimes of Grindelwald more than just a set-up movie.
July 12, 2019
The magical aspects and visuals are appealing, but the film is clunky and awkward. Fans of the Potter Universe will no doubt go to see it but shouldn't expect it to be as inviting as the first film.
July 10, 2019
The Crimes of Grindelwald's strength lies in the character dynamics.
June 18, 2019
All the fun of footnotes being reenacted, often by an abusive chode, this is more needless proof that all prequels are exploitive, fan-fleecing garbage.
June 3, 2019
This dark and joyless film is bound to leave audiences scratching their heads than experiencing any kind of wonder.
May 15, 2019
There's something to love about this unruly creature. Thanks to a script from Rowling herself, there's a creativity and wit you won't see in the average fantasy movie. With plenty of character reveals, cameos and references, it's a must for fans.
May 15, 2019
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is an overly long, poorly paced piece of exposition and not much else.
May 6, 2019
It feels just like the second film in an over-extended film series.
May 1, 2019
Let's hope the threequel proves a more enticing dish
April 16, 2019
World building and plot seeding sometimes bogs down this entertaining and imaginative sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
April 8, 2019
Nearly everything that occurs here is just to lay the groundwork for events yet to come, leaving this reviewer to ponder how a film with so much talking can actually say so very little.
April 2, 2019
Incorporates so many side shows that by the movie's end the audience feels as muddled as the film's story.
March 10, 2019
Despite all the googly-eyed creatures of the land, air, and sea, this handsome production does strive towards genuine human drama under all the digital confetti.
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