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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
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  1. 91
    A mature, tense, frightening and altogether masterful film.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    The uncontestable triumph of Goblet of Fire, however, is Brendan Gleeson's Alastor (Mad-Eye) Moody, the grizzled new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor.
  4. 75
    With the cast getting looser and the mind games kinkier, it's hard to resist.
  5. Offers a brew of wondrous chimera combined with the wonders of human nature.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    To this viewer and reader, the decade-old juggernaut is as deeply felt as it is flawed, dense and illogical and laudably "weird."

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 311
  1. Matt
    Nov 21, 2005
    My wife and are both in our thirties, don't read the books, but never miss watching these in the IMAX when they come out. The Dragon scene...with a 6 story screen, was intense to say the least. We are very discerning film watchers, and we both couldn't say enough about how good this movie was. We feel that Daniel, Rupert, and Emma are really maturing as actors, and I felt that the pacing, cinematography and writing were all first rate. I laughed out load many times, a testement to the affection one has for these characters we are watching grow up before our eyes. Kudos to everyone involved in this latest installment...not to demean the other movies by any stretch of the imagination. Expand
  2. EclairS
    Dec 25, 2005
    Very, very entertaining.
  3. Mar 19, 2011
    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. Expand
  4. DondoV.
    Nov 24, 2005
    A very intense and well made adventure.
  5. SteveL.
    Jan 27, 2006
    Very good movie. I've never read any of the books so I am judging it on its own merits. Parts in the middle were a bt slow (e.g. anything involving dancing), but the action scenes delivered. Expand
  6. DavidB.
    Dec 4, 2005
    Probably the best potter film yet, yet I did not like the Voldemort adaption at the end... I feel they could have done more with it. However, the rest of the film is great and anyone who likes Harry Potter will dig this film. Expand
  7. davidc.
    Dec 3, 2005
    Hail to the thief There is not a skant of originality to be found in this waifer thin super british film(why in films are the british so toffy nosed, and exageratedly propper? we are not really like this). The last Harry Snotter film was much better. Expand

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