Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
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  1. Reviewed by: Sara Brady
    100
    Newell puts his own stamp on the franchise and delivers the best Potter movie yet filmed.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    100
    No, I couldn't be more pleased with what the screenwriter, Steven Kloves, and the director, Mike Newell, have wrought this time.
  3. There's ample reason to stay with this series. When Harry says "I love magic," you believe it.
  4. Harry IV is an intelligent, visually seductive and mostly very satisfying fantasy epic of the first order.
  5. 91
    A mature, tense, frightening and altogether masterful film.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    90
    Last year's "The Prisoner of Azkaban" seemed dark, but this excellent fourth film derived from J.K. Rowling's books is the darkest "Potter" yet, intense enough to warrant a PG-13 rating.
  7. It's not until Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire that a film has successfully re-created the sense of stirring magical adventure and engaged, edge-of-your-seat excitement that has made the books such an international phenomenon.
  8. The studio, like plucky Harry, passes with flying colors. The new one, directed by Mike Newell from another astute script by Mr. Kloves, is even richer and fuller, as well as dramatically darker. It's downright scary how good this movie is.
  9. 90
    Its look has the same grudging beauty that, once you get used to it, English weather does: It's so defiant in its grayness that you come to appreciate its conviction.
  10. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter just keeps growing up. So do the Potter movies, in size, in ambition and in visual splendor - and with increasingly stunning results.
  11. Death, torture, humour and even budding eroticism -- now this is more like it.
  12. The darkest, most thrilling entry yet in the movie franchise.
  13. 88
    The film is more violent, less cute than the others, but the action is not the mindless destruction of a video game; it has purpose, shape and style.
  14. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    Goblet of Fire is the entry in which Rowling finally took off the gloves.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 782 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 317
  1. Dec 17, 2011
    9
    Thrilling with some great performances, and dazzling visuals and Potters most complex story yet, and definitely the most entertaining of allThrilling with some great performances, and dazzling visuals and Potters most complex story yet, and definitely the most entertaining of all of the Potters. I give this movie 92% of a good film. Full Review »
  2. Sep 23, 2011
    8
    The movie's story is very linear. However, the Potter cast & crew makes the story very easy to follow. Overall a enjoyable summer blockbusterThe movie's story is very linear. However, the Potter cast & crew makes the story very easy to follow. Overall a enjoyable summer blockbuster you can't miss. Full Review »
  3. Mar 19, 2011
    10
    My personal favorite in the series and in my opinion the best in the series, it's funnier and has more action, and the story is the best yet,My personal favorite in the series and in my opinion the best in the series, it's funnier and has more action, and the story is the best yet, a must see and deserving of nothing less than a perfect 10 not because it's the best Harry Potter, but because it will suck you in, a must see for fans. Full Review »