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PG| 2 hr. 21 min.

Plot Summary
Harry Potter's (Daniel Radcliffe) third year at Hogwarts starts off badly when he learns deranged killer Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) has escaped from Azkaban prison and is bent on murdering the teenage wizard. While Hermione's (Emma Watson) cat torments Ron's (Rupert Grint) sickly rat, causing a rift among the trio, a swarm of nasty Dementors is sent to protect the school from Black. A mysterious new teacher helps Harry learn to defend himself, but what is his secret tie to Sirius Black?

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe , Rupert Grint , Emma Watson , Gary Oldman , David Thewlis , Michael Gambon , Alan Rickman , Maggie Smith

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Release Date: May 31st, 2004|2 hr. 21 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Not only is this dazzler by far the best and most thrilling of the three Harry Potter movies to date, it's a film that can stand on its own even if you never heard of author J.K. Rowling and her young wizard hero. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A different kind of Harry Potter movie, a better kind... It's where this fantasy series has wanted to go all along. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Who would think Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban could be an art film? Thanks to director Alfonso Cuaron, a dazzling storyteller with a keen eye for whimsical detail, the third film in the Potter franchise is a visual delight. show more

  • May 18, 2013 dh00000000148378
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    Verry Bad Fantasy!!

  • May 18, 2013 ai00000000150689
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    The story was little bit confusing for the first, but then I watched it and BINGO, and in this series Harry didn\'t had to worry about Voldemort.

  • May 17, 2013 fy00000000150349
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    first time when i read or watch this movie, i thought this part would be the borest in the the whole series of HP. the, after a long time, i watch it again, a read it again, i understand why this part was considered as the most interesting one among 7 parts. i read it over and over again :x

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