Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Poster

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, Family, Adventure

Production Co: Heyday Films, Warner Brothers, 1492 Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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