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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. 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 317
  1. CaptainSadness
    Nov 21, 2005
    10
    At first I thought the movie was going to be lame. It started of with weak diolouge and then after 20 minutes in...I realized I was actually At first I thought the movie was going to be lame. It started of with weak diolouge and then after 20 minutes in...I realized I was actually leaning forward in my seat with anticipation. This movie is awesome! I have to say the the Death Eaters, and the plot around them was awesome! The Dark Lord's raising a duel with Harry in the graveyard was stunning! This movie certainly had a creep factor at parts...which is great for the HP frachise! 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. DondoV.
    Nov 24, 2005
    9
    A very intense and well made adventure.
  5. JeffP.
    Apr 4, 2006
    8
    I gave this film an 8, I have read all the books, my basic run down starts from 10, it lost one point for missing a few senses and lost I gave this film an 8, I have read all the books, my basic run down starts from 10, it lost one point for missing a few senses and lost another point for being a little hard to follow if you haven't read the books or seen the other three movies and thus know the characters. However we must all remember that when things change from book to movie that it's not going to be the same. The book was over 600 pages long, to fit everything the movie would have to be almost 4hours and 30 mins long. Some of us (me) wouldn't mind that but that hard to do with some people. All in all good movie likeable characters (even if one of them isn't explained entirely in their emotions to me (ron)), always room for improvement of course. Can't wait to see more. Expand
  6. DrewH.
    Dec 23, 2005
    7
    Good but can you really compare it to the book, i feel bad for people who watch these movies and dont read the books, they are missing out.
  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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