Some early UK reviews of 'GoF'

  November 5, 2005 at 10:11 PM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via Various)
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With the premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire just hours away, a few early reviews from publications in the UK have appeared online. One gives it 3 out of 5 stars in what seems more like an recap of the movie than a review, one is a more in-depth review from four kids and their aunt and the last one discusses the actors and the plot.

From The Timesopens in new window:

What's fresh about the Goblet of Fire is the intriguing tension between the feeble and the strong. This has always been Rowling's tug of war. The playground duels between Harry and his peers are as bitter as ever, but there's a delicious sense of anarchy about boarding school life. For the first time we sense what makes Harry tick under pressure.

From the Guardianopens in new window:

By common consent, among my party at least, this is the best Potter on film yet and, while I'm no expert, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The wit, panache and special effects put you in mind of the best of the Bond films, while the fabulous acting from the likes of Frances de la Tour, Maggie Smith, Miranda Richardson and Robbie Coltrane put me in mind of the St. Trinian's films.

From the Telegraphopens in new window:

Fear and sadness are expertly portrayed, and no matter how much you love or hate the book you'll have a hard time not getting drawn into this movie.

UPDATE: AICNopens in new window have also posted a review of the film in which the reviewer gives it a B+, only because there is too much humor in the film.


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