Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Release Date: July 11th, 2007

DVD Release Date: December 11th, 2007

PG-13 |2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

Now in his fifth year at Hogwarts, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) learns that many in the wizarding community do not know the truth of his encounter with Lord Voldemort. Cornelius Fudge, minister of Magic, appoints his toady, Dolores Umbridge, as Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, for he fears that professor Dumbledore will take his job. But her teaching is deficient and her methods, cruel, so Harry prepares a group of students to defend the school against a rising tide of evil.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton

Director: David Yates

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: Warner Bros., Heyday Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Friendship, 2000s, Love interest, Fascinating, Quest, Suspenseful, Love, Dark, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Wall Street Journal

    Director David Yates, who is new to the Potter franchise, moves the story along briskly, at the expense of texture and nuance. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    "Phoenix" might go down as the problematic film, full of plot but little fun. show more

  • 100
    New York Daily News

    It's action-packed, darker, more epic and thankfully schmaltz-free. And it's the best "Harry Potter" film yet. show more

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Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)