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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

PG| 2 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe , Rupert Grint , Emma Watson , John Cleese , Robbie Coltrane , Warwick Davis , Richard Griffiths , Richard Harris

Director: Chris Columbus

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Distributor: Warner Bros., Warner Home Vídeo, Warner Bros. Pictures

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Release Date: November 16th, 2001|2 hr. 32 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 9 )
  • Is the movie any good? At the dawn of the twenty-first century, when art is defined by commerce, this question is beside the point. show more

  • Absolutely the best single moment, beautifully presented, comes when the orphaned Harry looks in a mirror and sees his parents there. It is brilliant in its simplicity and very moving. show more

  • What's on screen, though, is a cautious approach to cinema wizardry -- broad, colorful strokes and flash-bang effects that turn J.K. Rowling's words into a long, cheerful spectacle with a Muggle soul. show more

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  • April 29, 2014 yh00000000193843
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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a fun family adventure for fantasy fanatics and story lovers alike with a need for a well produced story about love, loss, and imagination.

  • May 18, 2013 dh00000000148378
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    Bad Fantasy Film!

  • March 24, 2012 Dry Master
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    This was a great deal of fantasy and when you see it you get glued to it. Great direction and acting along with special effects. This a great movie and was very interested!

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