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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Reviews

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John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 22, 2005
Time drags between the feats of abdacadbra.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 17, 2005
True to the form of previous Potter films, the busy story tends to lose track of characters, hyperactively vaulting from one plotline to the next without satisfying resolutions or transitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
Chapter four in the boy-wizard franchise, and still no good scenes, interesting characters, or true imagination
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 29, 2005
So bloated and joyless that it makes one pine for the bland mediocrity of Chris Columbus.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
December 8, 2014
Goblet is really just a glorified, 157-minute teaser trailer, an empty epic of proportions that truly stagger.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Cole Smithey
November 14, 2005
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is an endurance test for its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 15, 2013
Very boring, recycled from the previous installments, and immensely underwhelming.
Jonathan Barnes
Sight and Sound
September 28, 2006
Never feels anything other than a single thread of a larger narrative.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
June 24, 2006
Newell handles this unfamiliar material competently enough, but the film never picks up any true momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
November 18, 2005
As a whole, [it] is the least impressive of the four Potter films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
November 15, 2005
Now that puberty has struck the Harry Potter universe, the series ought to move away from the insipid kid stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
November 17, 2005
The fourth installment (yes, it never ends) in the series about the little wizard with the round glasses grows so violent and ghoulish that it drains the appeal of stories that are best when they stay innocuous.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
November 18, 2005
Frankly, the entire film felt like the cinematic version of Hamburger Helper -- too little meat trying to do too much.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 23, 2005
My cup runneth over with tedium during this 2 1/2-hour supernatural slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Havens
November 18, 2005
What was a sneaking suspicion after the first three movies has become irrefutable proof [here]: if you are not a fan of, and intimately familiar with, the Harry Potter novels, you're not welcome here
Full Review | Original Score: D
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
It's too episodic, relying on action rather than emotion. The pace is headlong, so that the characterisation suffers.
Brett Buckalew
November 17, 2005
Once Potter ditches scenes that feel taken from Beverly Hills 90210 meets Scooby-Doo, I will approach the series with more than just guarded optimism.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
June 27, 2011
A marked disappointment after Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, this fourth installment in the franchise is a 157-minute holding pattern.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 18, 2005
Like Chris Columbus, Newell delivers what is essentially an illustrated condensation of Rowling's novel.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 14, 2005
Despite the skill and spectacle of the special effects, the prosaic storytelling is never interesting as cinema.
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