Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Reviews

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November 13, 2015
Harry Potter's first venture onto the screen is a solid blockbuster.
November 27, 2013
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is, despite its trickery, that plainest and least surprising of artifacts: the work of art that is exactly the sum of its parts, neither more nor less.
March 5, 2008
A near-perfect commercial and cultural commodity.
March 5, 2008
I hear the J.K. Rowling books are great, and on the basis of this 2001 movie I'm ready to believe it.
July 8, 2007
The quickest, zappiest two and a half hours of entertainment you'll ever see.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
What a feast for children! Long, and engrossing. Kids will love it! Wizard!
July 11, 2019
Good film directed for a teenage audience in which not only is magic taught but also how stereotypes affect it while the film itself recreates some British stereotypes. [Review in Spanish]
April 12, 2019
The introduction to Hogwarts and the magic world is very charming and fun.
January 30, 2018
This is the world-building moment for Harry Potter, and I loved it. It's sweet and endearing...the set-up is so enjoyable to see.
June 16, 2015
Chris Columbus has created an extraordinarily detailed look that's both fantastic and yet has its own reality - exactly like an English public school, come to think of it, especially in your first term .
November 27, 2013
Harry Potter's adventures in wizard-land are cozy and comfortable in Chris Columbus' faithful adaptation.
November 27, 2013
This faithful rendition of the inaugural Potter book demonstrates that the franchise is in safe, sensible hands.
June 15, 2013
A surprisingly excellent exciting fantasy flick...
January 27, 2013
Slow, but it establishes the myth, the cast and the look. And it's holding up surprisingly well.
June 27, 2011
Although it suffers nominally from being over-stuffed and under-paced, it's grand and involving, with magnificent production design and special effects, and some fabulous thesps present and correct.
December 24, 2010
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
December 2, 2009
A combination of computer graphics, detailed sets, and real-life locations gives the film the authenticity its fans expect. (Blu-ray Ultimate Edition)
July 5, 2008
a fantastic beginning
October 25, 2007
Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris, Zoe Wanamaker and Maggie Smith, to name but a few, all put in an appearance and it is these old hands who are the best aspect of the film.
July 24, 2007
Suffering from too much fantasy over too little reality, Sorcerer's Stone sets Harry Potter up for a longer and fruitful career as a screen legend.
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