Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Reviews

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Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
November 28, 2004
I'm really happy with how this installment turned out. I can easily recommend that you grab the kids and catch it on the big screen.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 11, 2004
...a good, atmospheric stepping stone in the Potter chronology, with yet something missing to make it an entirely satisfying movie on its own. (Ultimate Edition, Blu-ray)
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 14, 2004
The overall look is purposely grim and downbeat.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
September 25, 2004
This is the best of the Harry Potter films. It's not that there's more magic, it's just more magical.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
September 5, 2004
Just like Hagrid when he's faced with the certain death of his faithful pet Buckbeak, the audience falls into the emotional trap that Cuarón creates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 13, 2004
A picture that's not only a franchise peak but a high point of the whole summer. For the first time in four years of half-trying, I'm gathering what all the fuss is about.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 13, 2004
A refreshing change of pace. Sophisticated and distinctive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
More thoughtful, but still entertaining.
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
The most powerfully entrancing children's film in years.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 3, 2004
Comes very close to soaring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 20, 2004
'Est llena de magia, diversin y personajes que Cuarn ha vuelto ms que entraables. Felicidades, Alfonso! Enhorabuena.'
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 20, 2004
Brilliantly conceived, Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban is a fantastic step up from the first films.
| Original Score: 89/100
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK
July 20, 2004
Where Cuaron really succeeds is with the actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
July 7, 2004
This time out the spell that's cast is actually a potent one. Cuaron's talent is the magical ingredient in this concoction.
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 3, 2004
This is the best Harry Potter film to date.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 28, 2004
... the most emotionally effective film in the HP series ...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
June 25, 2004
Azkaban is a great adventure, a work that's marvelous as part of the franchise and on its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
June 25, 2004
(...) Esta tercera entrega de Harry Potter luce mucho más fresca y atractiva, casi como una renovación.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 21, 2004
The third time is less charming and more serious, yet Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban easily meets our requirements for a bewitching adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
June 20, 2004
A new filmmaker provides his take on the third book by author and creator J. K. Rowling, providing a darker tone that meets the book halfway for its... wiser student wizard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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