Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Reviews

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Giovanni Fazio
Japan Times
June 15, 2016
This film does so many things right, it's hard to say what to single out for praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2015
The film version of Phoenix was never going to be the fun, escapist lark the previous movies were. But one still cannot help but think the film could have been more than what it is.
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
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.
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
November 26, 2013
The older these kids get, the darker and more engrossing the Harry Potter movies become.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 13, 2013
An emotional and involving installment in this hit or miss series
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Heisler
Time Out Chicago
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Performances are more mature, the soundtrack (by Nicholas Hooper) less grandiose, and Yates executes some thrilling set-pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Starnes
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Lekich
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
Even at a running time of two hours and 18 minutes, it's all pretty thin stuff.
Luis Martinez
March 11, 2010
Además de la afortunada dirección, el que este episodio tuviera un buen resultado, era de esperarse. Con un presupuesto elevado, la mayor parte del elenco repitiendo y el talento histriónico de Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Ca
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
The director, Peter Yates, pastes on the chiaroscuro, but under it is the summer-camp flatness that's always been the franchise's trademark
Michael Atkinson
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
The franchise staff (ostensibly led by Brit-TV director David Yates) dive right in, smooshing Rowling's biggest book into the shortest film and treating the rich subtext -- as well as much of the text -- as dispensable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a gripping, evocative movie. David Yates has two great strengths to apply to the project. He is cinematically adept, and character is a priority for him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Heather Huntington
August 23, 2008
Whether you will enjoy Order of the Phoenix relies, I suspect, largely on whether or not you are a Harry Potter fan to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
July 23, 2008
The Harry Potter movies that are based on J.K. Rowling's novels have gotten progressively darker with each entry, and Order of the Phoenix may quite possibly be the darkest one yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Biodrowski
July 11, 2008
With the supremely evil Valdemort having put in an appearance at the end of the previous film, you might think it would be time to circle the wagons and start planning some defensive strategies ... but you would be wrong.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
There's a nagging feeling of dad trying to rush the family on a vacation. If you hurry this much, you're bound to miss something and that keeps the Potter films away from greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
Though it may be blasphemous to say so, this is one movie that is superior to the book.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
The longest and weakest of the Potter novels becomes one of the better film adaptations of the series.
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