Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Critics Consensus

The main characters are maturing, and the filmmakers are likewise improving on their craft; vibrant special effects and assured performances add up to what is the most complex yet of the Harry Potter films.

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Directed by Mike Newell, the fourth installment to the Harry Potter series finds Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) wondering why his legendary scar -- the famous result of a death curse gone wrong -- is aching in pain, and perhaps even causing mysterious visions. Before he can think too much about it, however, Harry boards the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he will attend his fourth year of magical education. Shortly after his reunion with his best friends, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), Harry is introduced to yet another Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher: the grizzled Mad-Eye Moody (Brendan Gleeson), a former dark wizard catcher who agreed to take on the infamous "DADA" professorship as a personal favor to Headmaster Dumbledore (Michael Gambon). Of course, Harry's wishes for an uneventful school year are almost immediately shattered when he is unexpectedly chosen, along with fellow student Cedric Diggory (Robert Pattinson), as Hogwarts' representative in the Tri-Wizard Tournament, which awards whoever completes three magical tasks the most skillfully with a thousand-galleon purse and the admiration of the international wizard community. As difficult as it is to deal with his schoolwork, friendships, and the tournament at the same time (not to mention his feelings toward the ever unfathomable Professor Snape (Alan Rickman), Harry doesn't realize that the most feared wizard in the world, Lord Voldemort, is anticipating the tournament, as well. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

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Cast

Daniel Radcliffe
as Harry Potter
Rupert Grint
as Ron Weasley
Emma Watson
as Hermione Granger
Robbie Coltrane
as Rubeus Hagrid
Ralph Fiennes
as Lord Voldemort
Michael Gambon
as Albus Dumbledore
Brendan Gleeson
as Alastor `Mad­Eye' Moody
Jason Isaacs
as Lucius Malfoy
Gary Oldman
as Sirius Black
Alan Rickman
as Professor Severus Snape
Robert Pattinson
as Cedric Diggory
Maggie Smith
as Minerva McGonagall
Clémence Poésy
as Fleur Delacour
Frances De La Tour
as Madame Olympe Maxime
Timothy Spall
as Wormtail
Miranda Richardson
as Rita Skeeter
Stanislav Ianevski
as Viktor Krum
Eric Sykes
as Frank Bryce
Tiana Benjamin
as Angelina Johnson
David Bradley
as Argus Filch
Mark Williams
as Arthur Weasley
David Tennant
as Barty Crouch Junior
James Phelps
as Fred Weasley
Oliver Phelps
as George Weasley
Bonnie Wright
as Ginny Weasley
Jeff Rawle
as Amos Diggory
Tom Felton
as Draco Malfoy
Robert Hardy
as Cornelius Fudge
Roger Lloyd-Pack
as Barty Crouch
Katie Leung
as Cho Chang
Matthew Lewis
as Neville Longbottom
Devon Murray
as Seamus Finnigan
Afshan Azad
as Padma Patil
Warwick Davis
as Filius Flitwick
Shefali Chowdhury
as Parvati Patil
Ann Lacy
as Ministry Witch
Angelica Mandy
as Gabrielle Delacour
Pedja Bjelac
as Igor Karkaroff
Tolga Safer
as Karkaroff's Aide
Alfie Enoch
as Dean Thomas
Louis Doyle
as Ernie MacMillan
Campbell Graham
as Ministry Wizard
Jamie Waylett
as Vincent Crabbe
Joshua Herdman
as Gregory Goyle
Charlotte Skeoch
as Hannah Abbott
Robert Wilfort
as Photographer
Adrian Rawlins
as James Potter
Julie Walters
as Mrs. Weasley
Alex Palmer
as Death Eater
Richard Rosson
as Death Eater
Paschal Friel
as Death Eater
Ashley Artus
as Death Eater
Philip Rham
as Death Eater
Sheila Allen
as Ministry Witch
Su Elliot
as Ministry Witch
Christopher Whittingham
as Ministry Wizard
Flip Webster
as Ministry Witch
Anne Lacy
as Ministry Witch
David Sterne
as Ministry Wizard
Liam McKenna
as Ministry Wizard
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
as Roger Davies
Graham Campbell
as Ministry Wizard
Jarvis Cocker
as Band Lead Singer
Jonny Greenwood
as Band Lead Guitar
Margery Mason
as Food Trolley Lady
Philip Selway
as Band Drums
Steve Mackey
as Band Bass Guitar
Jason Buckle
as Band Rhythm Guitar
Steve Claydon
as Band Keyboards
Shirley Henderson
as Moaning Myrtle
Alan Watts
as Assistant Judge
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Critic Reviews for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

All Critics (251) | Top Critics (52)

  • For those like me who are outside but sympathetic to the faith, it looks like another handsomely made, good-natured and high-spirited family movie, which is dramatically stymied through being locked within school grounds.

    Dec 8, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Goblet is really just a glorified, 157-minute teaser trailer, an empty epic of proportions that truly stagger.

    Dec 8, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • In its last third, The Goblet of Fire builds to a climax of such overpowering dread that you might just forget the rest. Harry grows up in an instant, and the film does, too.

    Dec 8, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Kloves has streamlined J. K. Rowling's 700-plus-page opus into cinematic fighting form. And the special effects, which threatened to overwhelm the first two movies, are seamlessly integrated.

    Dec 8, 2014 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Newsweek
    Top Critic
  • Goblet of Fire is more effective in these smaller, more intimate moments than in the bloated bombast of its larger set pieces.

    Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…
  • It's downright scary how good this movie is.

    Jul 16, 2011

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