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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Reviews

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½ May 4, 2017
Harry meets Masters Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs in yet another fantastic film in the series. (First viewing - June 2004 in theaters)
April 26, 2017
One of my favorite Harry Potter films since childhood.
April 20, 2017
I was one of the cursed few who watched the movies before reading the books. And I was so damn confused with the movie. When I finally got to reading the book I understood everything. The scenes that were in the book that weren't in the movie explained a lot, leaving people who only had watched the movie very confused. I get that you can't adapt everything in books into the movies, but instead of explaining why the dementors were flying around aimlessly around Hogwarts, we got a scene of a tiny, annoying head on a bus.
½ April 11, 2017
Great tone and cinematography. This is a beautiful movie, and it helps to have such an amazing soundtrack. The movies way to look at timetravel is different and funny to watch.
April 9, 2017
Really good movie, 2nd best Harry Potter film
½ April 4, 2017
One of the best in the series, and on its own The Prisoner of Azkaban is a fantastic fantasy story. As the films begin to get darker, the stories begin to get stronger and Harry's personal story begins to expand. This film is a standout and my personal favorite of the series.
½ April 2, 2017
This film is beautiful to look at and so much fun to watch. The quiet moments where characters are talking are the best part of the movie, much like the book, this movie is more about enriching the characters we already know and love. Even if sometimes the film feels rushed, Prisoner of Azkaban is one of the best Harry Potter films and the best book!
March 21, 2017
Again, another good sequel. They stayed fairly true to the books which was nice.
March 20, 2017
This is a breath of fresh air in comparison with it's predecessor's, mainly because of the much needed new approach taken by director Cuaron. The problem however with making the series more 'mature' & dramatic with each new instalment is that ultimately the films rest on the performances of it's main protagonist. In this case, 'Prisoner Of Azkaban' only serves to prove that Radcliffe is not an actor though he strives to be considered so. Decent enough support from Thewlis, Oldman & Rickman despite their stark screen time fail to give the film any other credibility outside of it's production design & CGI. The Dementors however are the best part of the film, making them a more formidable villain than Ralph Fiennes' Voldemort in the latter parts of the series.
March 19, 2017
Being the third installment in the series, this is where a movie series typically starts to drag out. However, that is not the case this time because Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one of the best installments in the series.

Not only does the universe get expanded greatly as one would expect from this franchise, but the existing characters truly begin to grow and develop while at the same time showing the true strength of their relationships. This chapter also introduces Sirius Black, an amazing character as well. All of this makes this the first truly emotional chapter of the Harry Potter story.

On top of this, the script is very well-written, the directing is perfect, and the cast gives their best performances so far, making for one truly amazing film.
March 15, 2017
This is the film where the franchise finds its footing and everything in it really works. there are things missing from the novel that could have helped the film but everything is well acted and made and the paceing is great. Gary Oldman is the stand out of the film with his potrayal of Sirus Black as does David Tewelis's role of professor Lupin . Michael Gambon becomes Albus Dumbledore and leaves much to be desired through the rest of the series due to Richard Harris's passing inbetween the production of film 2 and 3. Overall one of the best of the series and a great film.
March 11, 2017
Probably one of the poorest directed of the movies just felt like it was trying to be dark but other times lighthearted and instead of blending them failed at it...
½ March 10, 2017
Better than the other two, the third installment is much more looming and maturing. This is easily the best in the series with vivid story telling.
March 5, 2017
The tone changes from lighthearted to dark, the CGI improves by a lot, and the story-line becomes more interesting. The acting and the set pieces remain of the same caliber, so it's a step ahead of the first two HP movies.
½ February 20, 2017
This was my favorite of the Harry Potter movies.
February 12, 2017
This continues the story of Harry Potter and is a better than the first two films. It has a darker tone and is more character centered. It is not as kid friendly as the other two. The acting is better as the actors continue to get older. The special effects and music are great. A lot of the new characters are great and you really root for them. A lot of good twists and turns as well. A great installment into the Harry Potter franchise.
February 3, 2017
one of my fav Potter movies great to travel and twist
January 22, 2017
Brand new tone, and camera visuals
½ January 17, 2017
The only film in the franchise that can truly be called "Magical": The Prisoner of Azkaban is beautifully filmed and emotionally compelling under the guiding hand of storyteller Alfonso Cuaron. It is simply the best of the Harry Potter films.
½ January 11, 2017
La rígida escenografía de las primeras dos es desplazada por un estilo más fresco. A los anticuados ambientes, fieles al modelo convencional de magos y brujas, se les ha dado más naturalidad y belleza. Hace uso de virtuosas tomas de largo recorrido (de imposible recorrido, cómo las harán?). 5/10
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