Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Reviews

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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.
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
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 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
J.K. Rowling is leading the charge in destroying the thing so many have loved, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is proof.
March 4, 2019
A bunch of building at this stage. At some point, I want to live in the world, not watch it being put together.
February 20, 2019
Perhaps the shortest straw was drawn by Ezra Miller, whose talents are far too great for the measly part he's given.
February 9, 2019
There is so much going on that the few moments the action lets up a little are spent trying to figure out who and what and why and how.
February 7, 2019
Certain characters spend all of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald barely doing anything, and the wide-open nature of the ending in particular cheapens the preceding film.
February 5, 2019
This is dour, exposition-heavy, strangely under-imaginative, and aggravatingly boring - and what happened to those fantastic beasts?
January 29, 2019
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald falls short of being a satisfactory standalone film. While there are reportedly five films in total for this Fantastic Beasts franchise, this movie felt like a long middle, transitional film.
January 29, 2019
An exercise in the danger of having no bumpers for a creative mind hellbent on retrofitting her history to fit a current tale.
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