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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Reviews

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½ December 25, 2017
More mature and entertaining than its predecessor (though Rowling still cant help but steal liberally from Tolkien) with the hero coming up against an overbearing authority structure. Good action and a more complex plot elevate this installment.
"Dolores Umbridge: Please, tell them I mean no harm.
Harry Potter: Sorry, Professor, but I must not tell lies."
December 20, 2017
Another solid installment in the Harry Potter franchise, but this one has the strongest opening and closing scenes of any Potter film so far. Great character work here accented by humor that always works and an epic wizard duel that makes this one of the best in the series
½ December 19, 2017
Puntaje Original: 9.0

Dentro de las mejores hasta ahora de la saga, emocionante, impresionante, excitante, realmente fantástico.
December 15, 2017
The first Harry Potter story where the adults use their full magic abilities.
I had to wait FIVE movies to see that!
½ December 10, 2017
Harry Potter franchise continues to get darker, more memorable moments follow in another strong entry to this incredible franchise.
½ December 8, 2017
The older they get the more dark the films become. Finally get to see Dumbledore vs Voldemort and i wasn't disappointed. I wish that scene went on a little longer though. But overall another good Harry Potter movie
½ November 22, 2017
I love all the previous "Harry Potter" films, but this one just bored me.
November 16, 2017

Character development gets going for real in this Harry Potter instalment, suported by some amazing acting, there isn't a weak link in sight.
Yates makes a great first appearence with a well paced movie, brief and significant scenes, and the best battle scene in a Harry Potter movie by far, the sound editing is incredible and Gambon and Fiennes play it to the fullest.
½ November 5, 2017
too rushed but loved the Voldermort vs Dumbledore battle
½ November 3, 2017
The clouds and darkness are gathering. This was my least favorite book, but the movie is better than the printed story here.
October 28, 2017
One of the slowest but gave us the battle of department of mysterious.
October 27, 2017
Really want to see this and see how they have filmed it!
October 24, 2017
161204 & 170812: As the Harry Potter films have progressed, so has the maturity level of the themes. Six years later and Harry Potter is hard-core. Preparing for battle, violence and death, it's all here. This film winds up slowly but reaches a satisfying climax.
October 4, 2017
Since I hated this book, atleast my least favorite of the series, it worked really well with the books content because it was really slow in the book and the movie moved through quick. Yes he skipped alot but putting most in would have made the movie pretty boring. Worst of the movies as the book was worst of the books. But still a great movie never the less.
September 18, 2017
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is not a bit dissapointing due to the fact that it feels overstuffed..
September 15, 2017
definitely the worst of the potter films. horrible plot development, if any. i sat waiting for 2 hours for it to get going and then 15 minutes later it um... ended. same sub-par acting as usual, but without a good storyline or flow the movie is barely satifactory.
September 9, 2017
Good movie, but too much depression. I think out of all the characters, there is one smile in the entire movie.
August 23, 2017
The parts with Umbridge and Dumbledore's Army are brilliant, and are no doubt some of my favourite and most interesting parts of the franchise. But for me the film as a whole just didn't give me that sense of joy that the first two films did.
½ August 23, 2017
Another emotional and well written installment in the series with some psychological attributes, strong performances, and another whirlwind of an ending.

Rumor has it that the dreaded Lord Voldemort has returned, but Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge (Robert Hardy) isn't so sure what to make of all the hearsay currently floating around the campus of Hogwarts. Suspecting that Headmaster Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) may be fueling the rumors regarding Voldemort's return in order to undermine his authority and lay claim to his job, Fudge entrusts newly arrived Defense Against the Dark Arts professor Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) with the task of tracking Dumbledore and keeping a protective watch over the nervous student body.

After the events of the Tri-Wizard Tournament, Harry is emotionally scarred and terrified. When this film starts, you see the psychological impact that it's taken on him ever since he had the run in with Lord Voldemort. I really like that because it's the first time we're seeing the mental damage that Voldemort has on our main characters. Seeing someone die for the first time is a pretty big deal and they make that a good emphasis in this film. It makes for a deeper and more emotional story as a result.

Although I thought the main antagonist (Umbridge) was so annoying to the point that it pained me, I still thoroughly enjoyed the symbolism between the ministry and the school. It brought me to think about how similar that can be to our modern day education and government systems, which was really interesting. It made for a very unique aspect, and it kept upon the underlying theme that all the Harry Potter films have dealt with. In some shape or form, the films have addressed diversity problems, ranks, niches, social statuses, blood, and more. It just continually builds a world where you can see and relate to similar problems that our own world goes through.

The film is extremely entertaining and even more action filled than we're used to. However, I want to focus on the ending. I think the ending was extremely important because it really signified the fact that a war is coming. It showed our characters in fear, leaving us as an audience in fear as well. We got to see battles, standoffs, and some pretty big fights go down. It's really the first time we've seen wizards / witches battle each other, and it made for some really intense moments. It was filled with more than a few chilling moments, and I had goosebumps all throughout the final act. I can definitely say this film got my emotions running.

In the end, the fifth installment was a solid one, filled with many positives and improvements.
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