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½ October 15, 2016
Before I start this review, I should re-name this film, "Harry Potter and the Journey of Hair Continuity." Yes, everyone's hairstyles can be a little distracting in this film (especially on the Weasley brothers) But look back on your yearbook in 2005 and try not to cringe at the hairstyle you had. I sure do. Anyways, The Goblet of Fire has gotten a reputation for being a mess among fans. I personally have never read the book so I cannot judge on that front, but what I can say is that this entry does suffer from Bi-Polar Tone Issues. This has the biggest contrast between the light-hearted fun and the dark gruesome scenes in the whole series. One scene will involve a giant attack on the Quidditch World Cup followed by Ron Weasley being amazed by girls' butts. The storyline involving Barty Crouch and the Death Eaters is actually a pretty interesting one but it takes a back seat for most of the movie for the Tri-Wizard Tournament and the Winter Ball Dance segment that takes up almost 1/3 of the movie. The Tri-Wizard Challenges are entertaining enough and all the teenage sexual tension is fun to see and gets some great laughs, but it doesn't flow as nicely as Prisoner of Azkaban did or even Chamber of Secrets for that matter. This is what happens when you hire the director of "Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time". SPOILER ALERT... You know this one was coming... Cedric Diggory's death is so hard to watch. It's brutal! It always gets me in tears. END OF SPOILERS. Although this film is not as good as I once thought it was, there are still some very entertaining parts. The additions of Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort and Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody were some of the best casting choices in the whole series and the Dragon Battle was pretty exciting. I just wish it had more focus on its story and tone instead of focusing on scenes like Moaning Myrtle trying to catch a peek at Harry's... Magic Wand... Sorry, It was too easy.
October 1, 2016
This one brings a new elements in to wizardying world. Love and jealousy.
½ September 25, 2016
Unfortunately, I've just been completely whelmed by all the Harry Potter movies so far, this included. It's good, but doesn't really move up into a stratsophere above that. The book is long and this movie is decently long, but they cut so much and condensed everything so heavily that even at this length the movie felt too compact and rushed to make a lot of what made the story good breathe.
September 12, 2016
This is my favourite movie in the Harry Potter-franchise along with the first one. The beginning wasn't that strong, but the rest of it is so good that it doesn't really matter. It's exciting and it has a bit of everything. Most certainly entertaining.
½ September 10, 2016
A new darker step in the Harry Potter world. Offering up great entertainment for the whole all the way through.
½ September 8, 2016
Harry's Journey Takes a Dark Turn

Originally Written November 18, 2005--
The fourth movie in the blockbuster Harry Potter franchise sees Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) returning for his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, along with his friends, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson). This year, the legendary Tri-Wizard Tournament brings the arrival of two competing schools to Hogwarts. When Harry's name is unexpectedly drawn by the Goblet of Fire to compete in the tournament---even though he is not eligible and is technically a fourth player---he must still compete in the dangerous contest.

I really enjoyed this new Harry Potter film. While condensed quite a bit from the largest novel in the series to date, screenwriter Steve Kloves streamlined J.K. Rowling's 700-plus-page opus into cinematic fighting form. Meanwhile, director Mike Newell delicately balances between whimsy and the ominous, on the uncertain middle ground where Harry lives, poised between fun at school, teenage romance, and an ever-deepening dark abyss. And the special effects, which threatened to overwhelm the first two movies, are seamlessly integrated here. But the best part of the film are Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson, who are becoming amazing actors in their own right. Who would have ever thought when these three kids were cast in these iconic roles all those years ago that they would be the best part of these films? In a word, incredible! Four-and-a-half stars.
September 8, 2016
Really good, albeit the CGI looked a little too fake. I wish there had been more poc's in this movie though.
September 6, 2016
the best, movie ever
½ September 5, 2016
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was excellent. Depth, complexity, great story, more darker, great visuals. This fourth installment to the Harry Potter franchise proves to be more crafty, vibrant, great performance by all the cast, and it was way more entertaining.
September 2, 2016
...Why do they all have long hair??? Is it the angst of adolescence? Goblet of Fire feels like it should be better than it is. It has all the elements of success: exciting new characters, dangerous competition, romance, and devious undertones. These exciting surface level encounters seem to make up for the lack of depth in the 4th Harry Potter installment.
September 1, 2016
Great acting, twists, great action scenes. Good story.
August 30, 2016
8/29/2016: A great movie. They did a great job of getting a lot of the details from the book right.
½ August 24, 2016
Enjoyed it, A good solid entry, More darker but the story can be difficult to get around but it's allot of fun now the cast are older and the main story to the entire series finally starts to kick in, Yet again some scary scenes that will frighten kids but the older audiences will love it.
August 21, 2016
This fourth instalment in the Harry Potter franchise not only sees the main characters maturing and undergoing their fourth year at Hogwarts but also see new levels of depth and drama. This is easily classed as the most intense and complex of the films so far with one again breathtaking visuals and terrific performances from the young actors. A fantastic film with lots to offer. Another must see.
August 21, 2016
Goblet of Fire surprises and amazes with magic and humor!
½ August 18, 2016
Solid movie, but with less magic
August 17, 2016
Not the best but still good
½ August 15, 2016
I had read before watching the film that novel series gets darker as Harry ages and in some ways I understand but it's also a shame. Growing up isn't all that bleak, there is happiness and wonderment to be found. It's very much a different kind of film as the Hogwarts kids become teenagers and that's kind of sad.
August 11, 2016
Harry Potter returns in his fourth year at Hogwarts, where a magical inter-school tournament is taking place... one for which he is mysteriously entered for with malicious intentions. With a young cast giving their best and complex performances yet and an older cast as brilliant as ever, this Harry Potter film is the typical fantasy adventure, tipped off with the hormone-riddled atmosphere of teenage romance and comedy. Ralph Fiennes joins the cast as Lord Voldemort giving a stand-out performance and Daniel Radcliffe also carries the film the best he has so far. Though it can feel a little packed and predictable, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is an entertaining and mostly slick film, that heightens the ever-growing suspense of the Potter franchise.
½ August 5, 2016
Despite a somewhat-rushed first act, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire boasts stunning visuals,talented cast, and a twist so great you'll rethink the entire movie.
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