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  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
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  1. Harry IV is an intelligent, visually seductive and mostly very satisfying fantasy epic of the first order.
  2. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    90
    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.
  3. Probably the most engaging Potter film of the series thus far.
  4. 75
    With the cast getting looser and the mind games kinkier, it's hard to resist.
  5. Goblet of Fire, fourth in the fantasy franchise, is the most fun and the most fraught with conflict.
  6. 60
    Came alive only in the presence of a supposed dead man -- specifically, the nefarious Lord Voldemort.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 321
  1. ThomasM.
    Nov 21, 2005
    10
    What an amazing film! By far the best harry potter film of the bunch. This film just took my breath away. I loved it! It was so emotional What an amazing film! By far the best harry potter film of the bunch. This film just took my breath away. I loved it! It was so emotional esp. at the end, so many people in the theater were crying. It was a great movie. Go see it! Expand
  2. EclairS
    Dec 25, 2005
    10
    Very, very entertaining.
  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. Expand
  4. BryanN.
    Nov 25, 2005
    9
    Basically, for the Harry Potter series, the success of a film is greatly based on the ability of the director making a synopsys of it. I am Basically, for the Harry Potter series, the success of a film is greatly based on the ability of the director making a synopsys of it. I am personaly pleased with the fourth instalment. Director Chris Collumbus managed to stuff all the action in it while trying to make sense for all of it. However, he left out some unnessesary plots which caused unsatisfaction to certain people. As mentioned earlier, i loved HPGOF. It was fascinating and the computer graphichs were simply brilliant. I was simply awed by how the tiles flew from the castle roof when the dragon kind of clinged on it. There are also a lot of breath-taking action and wonderfull scenery. An adventure leads to another, it's as simple as that. I really enjoyed the movie very much, maybe it's due to months of anticipated wait. The celebrities however, play an important role in the popularity of the movie. There are, naturally, humurous parts of the film as a tradition, some from Rowling, but some implemented from Chris himself. It was really funny. My only complaint is, the lenght of the movie was too short. For a book that's that thick, it seems rather impossible for the director to minimized it to it's current state but he managed. Unfortunately, this resulted in difficulty in understanding the Movie. i doubt anyone would truly realize what is happening if he or she has yet to read the book. In my opinoin, the show should at least be 3 hours long, but 5 as a better option. He could have divided the movie into two episodes. By then people would not complain : Why no SPEW? Why no Winky, And Why No Sphinx? As a conclution, Chris has managed to pack J.K.Rowlings Fascinating world into an action packed film. This is the defining film for the whole series, a must watch for fans. It is definitely worth your bucks. Expand
  5. JonL
    Dec 15, 2007
    8
    Doesn't handle the angst as well as it should, but otherwise another finely crafted and thrilling build on the series as a whole.
  6. Anonymous
    Jan 18, 2006
    7
    The book was the best of the six... but the movie didn't stay true to it... Should have made it longer, regardless of childrens The book was the best of the six... but the movie didn't stay true to it... Should have made it longer, regardless of childrens attentions spans of an hour and a half Lame excuse to make a good story short. Expand
  7. davidc.
    Dec 3, 2005
    0
    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 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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