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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 9 )
  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though the film will undoubtedly please the young viewers who flock to it, ultimately many of the book's readers may wish for a more magical incarnation. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    At its best, the film's visual dazzle equals the tasty wordplay of the novel. But it is overlong, overscored, and curiously misshapen. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    If the movie doesn't ultimately transport us to places The Wizard of Oz once took us, that may be partly because "The Sorcerer's Stone" is just the first chapter, with more magic waiting to be parceled out in the coming years. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A red-blooded adventure movie, dripping with atmosphere, filled with the gruesome and the sublime, and surprisingly faithful to the novel. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Can there be higher praise for a motion picture designed to capture a beloved book with fidelity, thoroughness and affection? Only this: They made it better. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Does it immerse the uninitiated into a new, fabulous world? Yes. To the book's many readers, does this feel like the real "Harry Potter"? For the most part, yes. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Columbus has done a rousing job of bringing Rowling's rambunctious story to the screen. The eerie corridors and ever-shifting stairways of Hogwarts are as daunting, haunting, initially bewildering, and ultimately comforting as when Rowling painted them in prose. show more

  • 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!

  • February 20, 2012 bmerritt1
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    this movie is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • January 28, 2012 xq00000000110864
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    the best movie i watch

  • September 06, 2011 yd00000000100340
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    I loved Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone!

  • August 11, 2011 movieman928
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    Really good

  • December 31, 2010 Weston
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  • December 21, 2008 Lil mikey 1012
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    a good family fun movie with a lot of darkness i realy enjoyed it ! but i wouldnt say its five stars

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