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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Reviews

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January 17, 2016
demonstrates how wishy-washy Columbus was in many of his decisions
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 16, 2014
Cuarón brought to the Potter franchise a quality curiously missing from the two previous films: magic.
November 16, 2014
OK, so the narrative may be a tad shaky, but what lends Azkaban its edge is the unabashedly creepy tone that Cuaron conjures.
November 16, 2014
Turning 13 suits our intrepid Hogwarts students just fine in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 16, 2014
It's the most moving and inventive live action children's film in years (and therefore, just as magical for adults, if not more).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2014
You could call this one Harry Potter Grows Up. At the very least, the transition from Chris Columbus to Alfonso Cuaron has helped propel J.K. Rowling's hero from childhood into the difficult teen years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 28, 2013
It's arguably the most fun Harry Potter film to watch: inventive, quick-moving, playful, beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 3, 2013
What makes Prisoner of Azkaban so successful is that, like the earlier films in the franchise, it actually adapts the book from which it takes its name.
August 3, 2013
The right word for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is wondersful -- as in full of wonders, great and small.
August 3, 2013
Cuaron delivers a genuinely spooky and emotionally involving adventure which gives the world of Potter much-needed character and atmosphere.
August 3, 2013
Alfonso Cuarón brings a darker, edgier, scarier feel to this installment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2013
Given arguably the best book of the series to work from, new director Alfonso Cuarón has turned out the best film to date, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 3, 2013
For the first time, the non-converted may actually see what all the fuss is about.
August 3, 2013
This is easily the best Harry Potter film yet, though a few qualifiers need to be added to that endorsement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2013
Just like the books that the films are based on, this franchise gets better with each installment.
June 15, 2013
The best of the franchise so far...
December 24, 2010
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 6, 2010
Cuarón filigrees his film with brilliantly outsized projections of Harry's fears and underlying realities. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 4, 2010
Potter's third year is his most inventive yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 8, 2010
Like the first two movies, this is loaded with computer-generated imagery, but for the first time there's a sense of dramatic proportion balancing the spectacle and the story line.
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