Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

critic Reviews

81% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score81%
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone adapts its source material faithfully while condensing the novel's overstuffed narrative into an involving -- and often downright exciting -- big-screen magical caper.
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    Jami BernardNew York Daily News
    Harry Potter's first venture onto the screen is a solid blockbuster.
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    Anthony LaneNew Yorker
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is, despite its trickery, that plainest and least surprising of artifacts: the work of art that is exactly the sum of its parts, neither more nor less.
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    Todd McCarthyVariety
    A near-perfect commercial and cultural commodity.
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    Jonathan RosenbaumChicago Reader
    I hear the J.K. Rowling books are great, and on the basis of this 2001 movie I'm ready to believe it.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    The quickest, zappiest two and a half hours of entertainment you'll ever see.
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    Time Out
    What a feast for children! Long, and engrossing. Kids will love it! Wizard!
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    Leigh PaatschHerald Sun (Australia)
    Does a magnificent job in bringing to life the unique world of magic and fantasy that, until its mega-hyped release, existed only in the imaginations of author J.K. Rowling's devoted readership.
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    Debbie Lynn EliasBehind The Lens
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is truly a tale for all ages that will last for ages.
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    Guillem Martinez OyaCinematismo
    Good film directed for a teenage audience in which not only is magic taught but also how stereotypes affect it while the film itself recreates some British stereotypes. [Review in Spanish]
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    Rachel Wagnerrachelsreviews.net
    The introduction to Hogwarts and the magic world is very charming and fun.
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