MichaelMoron's Rating of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Michael's Review of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

7 years ago via Flixster
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone(2001)

Filled with a sense of awe and wonder, enhanced by a magical score, the first of the Harry potter films immediately engages the audience and draws them into the wizarding world created by J. K. Rowling. In one of those very rare occurrences, this film actually outshines the book upon which it was based. There is one brief moment in the Hogwart's library that may be too frightening for young children, and the idea of a live chess game has been tried and failed in films of the past, and continues to do so here. It is just one of those things which does not translate well into film. Over-all, however, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a wonderful film well worth buying to add your collection. (A)