• Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Release Date: November 16th, 2001

DVD Release Date: May 28th, 2002

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 , Children

Production Co: Heyday Films, Warner Brothers, 1492 Pictures

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

Keywords: Mystery, Fascinating, Death, Engaging, Deception, 2000s, Friendship, Suspenseful, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago 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

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film, while slavishly faithful, contains little innovative juice outside of its visual richness. show more

  • 88
    Jami BernardNew 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass

Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards) lives in a parallel world in which human souls take the form of lifelong animal companions called daemons. Dark forces are at work in the girl's world, and many ch...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The future of civilization rests in the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Powerful forces are unrelenting in their search for it. But fate has placed it in the hands of a young...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

After the three young Baudelaire siblings are left orphaned by a fire in their mansion, they are carted off to live with their distant relative, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey). Unfortunately, Olaf is a cruel...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer

Awards

Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2002)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)