Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Reviews

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January 5, 2018
Cuarn's Prisoner of Azkaban, while a touch less faithful to the details of Rowling's oeuvre, captures far better its mood, the constant sense of wondrous discovery and lurking danger.
December 14, 2017
This Potter is terse, swift, sad -- and welcome.
November 16, 2014
Cuarn brought to the Potter franchise a quality curiously missing from the two previous films: magic.
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
For the first time, the non-converted may actually see what all the fuss is about.
August 3, 2013
Just like the books that the films are based on, this franchise gets better with each installment.
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.
June 24, 2006
Compared to its predecessors, this is a more wintry, thoughtful and rewarding movie.
July 21, 2005
This is a luminous movie -- luminous, imaginative and affecting. For Harry Potter, at least, the third time is the charm.
August 7, 2004
The most powerfully entrancing children's film in years.
June 7, 2004
[E]ven if you're never read a word of the Potter books and you haven't seen the first two films, Azkaban stands alone as a creative triumph.
June 5, 2004
Harry Potter is 13 now, an awkward age for anyone -- even a boy wizard armed with magical powers. But Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third film in the series, couldn't be more self-assured.
June 5, 2004
The first true Harry Potter movie -- the first to capture not only the books' sense of longing, but their understanding of the way magic underlies the mundane, instead of just prancing fancifully at a far remove from it.
June 4, 2004
The third installment in the Harry Potter series, is everything the first two films were not: complex, frightening, nuanced.
June 4, 2004
This is one long sit, made all the more so by a turgid story, a dour visual palette and uninspiring action.
June 4, 2004
Thanks to director Alfonso Cuaron, a dazzling storyteller with a keen eye for whimsical detail, the third film in the Potter franchise is a visual delight.
June 4, 2004
While I confess to being almost utterly lost within the narrative within about 20 minutes, I couldn't take my eyes off the screen.
June 4, 2004
A marvelous adventure.
June 4, 2004
A different kind of Harry Potter movie, a better kind.
June 4, 2004
It's hard to imagine that any Harry Potter movie will ever top the enchanted achievement of Prisoner of Azkaban.
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