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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Movie Information

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179

Avg. Rating:

3.06/4

# of Ratings:

803

Genres:

Fantasy, Adventure

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/04/2004

DVD Release:

10/19/2010

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Actors:

Daniel Radcliffe
Rupert Grint
Emma Watson
Michael Gambon
Gary Oldman
David Thewlis

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

In his third year at Hogwarts, Harry has to deal with the escape of Sirius Black from the wizard prison of Azkaban, the man said to have betrayed his parents to Voldemort.

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Matthew Brady 01/18/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

In his third year at Hogwarts, Harry has to deal with the escape of Sirius Black from the wizard prison of Azkaban, the man said to have betrayed his parents to Voldemort. best harry potter yet just a well shot movie with a fantastic director like "Alfonso Cuaron".

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worleyjamers 06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

I don't think this is my favorite HP film, but it certainly is one of the best. Alfonso Cuaron's direction is what holds The Prisoner of Azkaban together There are many brilliant sequences throughout the film, but there are also some moments where I felt the jumbled plot could have ruined the film, but Cuaron's vision and direction holds it all together and makes for a wonderful viewing experience. This film lacks some of the magic that the first films had, but the performances, writing, direction, cinematography, and tone are all spot-on. Really liked it!

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mitchellyoung 05/30/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

This is a darker and more mature Harry Potter, the start of the franchise moving into more serious territory. The acting is more emotionally-reflective and director Alfonso Cuaron focuses more on drawing tortured performances (namely out of Oldman), while still maintaining the series' magical visual style.

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  JLFM
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08/09/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Improves Upon The First Two

After two entertaining and likable films starring the students of Hogwarts, we have the first truly great Harry Potter film. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban takes everything that made the first two films great, and expands upon them, making this easily the best Potter film so far.

Harry Potter and friends are once again studying at Hogwarts, though the escape of an insane murderer named Sirius Black threatens the lives of everyone at Hogwarts, namely Harry.

The characters are as lovable as ever, music is great, acting is (mostly) solid, etc. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban avoids many of the pitfalls of the first two films, and manages to bring a whole lot of new magic to the series.

The story, while seemingly simple at first, becomes more and more complex as ...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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09/14/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban review

Clearly much better than the first installment. A more mature cast and roles which were portrayed well by Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe. Amazing visual effects though some I thought were obviously mechanical in nature. One will be in awe for certain scenes that entail remarkable effects. The score and cinematography was just gorgeous and pleasant to look at. Its plot was like a mystery and had revealed certain backgrounds of certain characters such as Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew. The screenplay was well executed based on the few lines from the film: Albus Dumbldore - "The consequences of our actions are always so diverse, so complex, that it makes predicting the future very difficult, indeed." Sirius Black - "You should have died! Died rather than betray your...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  The M.O.W.
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08/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A pretty good movie

I have never read the "Harry Potter" novels, so I was unaware of the story presented in this movie. With that said, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" to me is a dark movie with comical elements thrown in.

The special effects are very well done, there are only a few that didn't have the feel of reality to me. You could pick out which are puppets, and which are CGI. In my opinion, the CGI could have been better in a few scenes.

The acting is probably the best part of the movie. All the actors appeared to be comfortable in their roles. Those who uttered the nonsensical "magic words" to cast spells made you believe that the words were able to conjure up a magical spell.

One problem that stuck out like a sore thumb to me is the over-the-top performances of the actors in th...

Rating of
3/4 

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