Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Directed by: Mike Newell

Sunday, July 6, 2014

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“Brit helmsman Mike Newell’s made a fine fist of Steven Kloves’ screenplay, injecting even more Angloisms into JK Rowling’s quintessentially British fantasy tale… GOBLET is deliciously dark, wickedly funny and superbly mounted; it also sports some fine turns, especially Ralph Fiennes’ evil Lord Voldemort and Brendan Gleeson’s cockeyed wizard, Alastor Moody. Newell keeps the action centred on two key events from the book: the Hogwarts Yule Ball and the Triwizard Tournament (a distinctly dangerous trio of tasks involving stupendously rendered CGI dragons, scary mermaid-like octopuses called Grindylows, and an ominous maze). Along the way, loyalties are tested as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) falls out of favour with his misguided chums, most notably Rupert Grint’s Ron Weasley (who’s grown into a strapping longhair who says ‘bloody hell’ a lot) and Emma Watson’s Hermione Granger (who’s pissed off because neither Harry nor Ron have asked her to the ball). The ten-year-olds I took along loved every minute of it, despite the creepy opening and violent climax.” – Time Out (London)

PG-13, 157 Minutes
UK/USA, 2005




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