• Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Release Date: November 16th, 2018

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2019

PG-13 |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Jude Law, Johnny Depp

Director: David Yates

Genres: Adventure , Fantasy

Production Co: Warner Bros., Heyday Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    There’s real magic here, and nothing fake about the emotions which guide it. show more

  • 80
    Caryn JamesThe Hollywood Reporter

    The sequel has better and at times galvanizing special effects, a darker tone and a high-stakes battle between good and evil. Best of all, its characters are more vibrantly drawn, and tangled in relationships that range from delightful to lethal. show more

  • 30
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    The first Fantastic Beasts was a bit of a mess. The second one is actively bad. The longer this spinoff franchise goes on, the more damage it does to the legacy of the Harry Potter series — which knew not to overstay its welcome. Fantastic Beasts 2 has plenty of spells, wands, and wizards — and absolutely no magic whatsoever. show more

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Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)