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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

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The right word for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is wondersful -- as in full of wonders, great and small. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    In the end, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban offers what neither of its predecessors, for all their wand-waving and witch-brooms, had: real magic. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    An entrancing experience for Potter fans. It's a carefully crafted, dreamy immersion in a world that feels snugly familiar even when evil intrudes. show more

  • 90
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A deeper, darker, visually arresting and more emotionally satisfying adaptation of the J.K. Rowling literary phenomenon, achieving the neat trick of remaining faithful to the spirit of the book while at the same time being true to its cinematic self. show more

  • 100
    Susannah Gora Premiere

    Soars gloriously into fluency and magic. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    The Prisoner of Azkaban is to Harry Potter what that other No. 3, "Goldfinger," was to James Bond: the movie that takes the invention and gamesmanship of the series to a whole new giddy peak. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Is Prisoner of Azkaban as good as the first two films? Not quite. It doesn't have that sense of joyously leaping through a clockwork plot, and it needs to explain more than it should. But the world of Harry Potter remains delightful, amusing and sophisticated. 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

  • May 17, 2013 ee00000000150092
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    This is a different movie ... because is the only one Harry don\'t need to worry about You-Know-Who is just about the life Harry never had !!!

  • May 17, 2013 li00000000150767
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    Awesome the correct definition for this movie

  • May 17, 2013 fk00000000150004
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    gg

  • May 17, 2013 ae00000000150250
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    Well, I just love HP series, but I`m huge fan of LOTR, so ...

  • May 16, 2013 rachelb4040
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    This is the best and my favorite of ll the Harry Potter movies. I love everything about this film. It\'s packed full of magic, I can never get enough of this film.

  • May 06, 2013 jy00000000148246
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    This is the best film in the Harry Potter film series

  • May 19, 2012 Dry Master
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    This film was interesting but the story was hard to flow with unlike the last two, and the characters development changes were hard to go along with. There could be a better Dumbledore, Draco Malfoy was not as evil and the story just a tad did not make sense.

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