Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Reviews

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November 30, 2019
A worthy sequel, but lacks surprises. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 30, 2019
The film is more than satisfactory for fans of the series, but can't quite conjure up much else besides stunning visuals. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 30, 2019
Despite lacking charisma, David Yates still manages to convey a dark epic feel to the affair. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 21, 2019
After four magical cinematic chapters of Harry Potter, the franchise finally hits a bump in the road with Order of the Phoenix, which is full of plot detail and short of all the magic and charm that made this such a successful series.
November 13, 2019
Good, but not quite great, Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix does not wear out its welcome, keeps the franchise intact, entertains and enthralls, and leaves us looking toward the future and the ultimate battle between Harry and Voldemort.
July 11, 2019
Good film directed for a teenage audience in which not only is magic taught but also how stereotypes affect it while the film itself recreates some British stereotypes. [Review in Spanish]
June 6, 2019
The most character-driven, dialogue-centric and politically astute Potter film yet.
April 4, 2019
My new favorite of the series. I know that is unusual but this is the leanest storytelling in my opinion.
November 3, 2018
The enjoyable moments nearly all occur when Potter newcomer Imelda Staunton, playing the latest 'Defence Against the Dark Arts' is on-screen. Alas, Yates' obsession with exposition over action is this dreary, utilitarian film's real undoing.
August 23, 2018
Traditional drama is usually a three-act deal: set-up, conflict, resolution. But this is the three-act deal every two minutes. Danger, baddie, magic. Danger, baddie, magic. Danger, baddie, magic. It's as tired as it is tiresome.
January 25, 2018
It feels like the slowest of Harry Potter movies...a great character dies, but he wasn't really utilized well, so you don't feel what you should...Order and the Phoenix is enjoyable and has its place, but it's my least favorite.
February 28, 2017
Author J.K. Rowling clearly knew a totalitarian regime when she saw one, and never hesitated to call out the toadies and enablers along with her big baddie.
June 15, 2016
This film does so many things right, it's hard to say what to single out for praise.
November 26, 2013
By focussing the story on Harry (a leaner and slightly meaner Daniel Radcliffe) and his exploits, Yates dispenses with many of the novel's subplots and is able to push the story forward, ominously foreshadowing the dark times to come.
November 26, 2013
The older these kids get, the darker and more engrossing the Harry Potter movies become.
November 26, 2013
It's clear that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has left the dewy-eyed awe of childhood magic and entered the brooding angst of adolescent powerlessness.
January 13, 2013
An emotional and involving installment in this hit or miss series
December 7, 2012
Yates leaps into big-budget cinema like a kid in a candy store, packing in nearly every compelling image from the 870-page source material.
November 17, 2011
Performances are more mature, the soundtrack (by Nicholas Hooper) less grandiose, and Yates executes some thrilling set-pieces.
March 22, 2011
Harry's got quite a lot on his plate this time around and that's both the strength and weakness of Order of the Phoenix.
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