• Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Release Date: November 18th, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2017

PG-13 |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman

Director: David Yates

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: Heyday Films, Nvizible, Warner Bros. Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Creative, Quest, Amusing, Cool, Friend, New York City, Friendship, Office

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Invention and effects are the name of the game here, predictably, and this world invites us in as effectively as the best of the Potter episodes.... Somewhat less effective is the film's character-bonding agenda. show more

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Like the wizarding movies to which it’s connected, Fantastic Beasts is better the darker it gets, especially in a robust final reel where the film fully hits its stride. show more

  • 60
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    Fantastic Beasts is a good movie, and offers a fun and inventive return to Rowling’s wizarding world, but it could have been a better movie if didn’t waste so much time setting up a new franchise. show more

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Awards

Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Production Design
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)