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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [film]…

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [film] (2001)

by Chris Columbus (Director), Steve Kloves (Screenwriter)

Other authors: John Cleese (Actor), Robbie Coltrane (Actor), Warwick Davis (Actor), Richard Griffiths (Actor), Rupert Grint (Actor)11 more, Richard Harris (Actor), Ian Hart (Actor), David Heyman (Producer), Daniel Radcliffe (Actor), Alan Rickman (Actor), Fiona Shaw (Actor), Maggie Smith (Actor), Julie Walters (Actor), Zoë Wanamaker (Actor), Emma Watson (Actor), John Williams (Composer)

Series: Harry Potter Movies (Year 1)

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A film can never really replace a book but the first Harry Potter is good fun. And rewatching now so many years later it's "they all look SO young". ( )
  infjsarah | Aug 5, 2017 |
Young Harry Potter who lives in a closet under the stairs of his Aunt and Uncle's home, has no idea he is a hero and a legend in the wizarding community. That is, until he receives his acceptance letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry once he turns 11. Harry has no idea the adventure and magic that his life is about to turn into at Hogwarts. ( )
  ParisBrockner | Dec 5, 2016 |
An orphan learns that he's a "wizard," and goes to a magic boarding school.

For the longest time I've remembered this movie as being a horrendous waste of time, but I suppose that was because I initially went in expecting greatness. Yesterday I went in expecting a horrendous waste of time, and was surprised to find a harmless, almost pleasant, children's movie.

Concept: C
Story: C
Characters: C
Dialog: D
Pacing: D
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: C
Music: C

Enjoyment: C plus

GPA: 1.8/4 ( )
  comfypants | Jan 26, 2016 |
This fantasy is the tale of a young orphan boy that learns he is a wizard and eligible to leave his abusive uncle's home to go to wizard school. The story is a series of adventures during his first year of school, culminating in defeating a sorcerer who is trying to revive the evil Lord Voldemort. At the school, Harry makes friends with Ron and Hermione, fellow students, and several wizard teachers.

This book is charming in its simple writing style and depth of characters. I found myself caring about Harry and his friends. Thankfully, this book is the first of a seven book series, so there are many more adventures to share with these young wizards.

The book has faced controversy because of the 'occult' references of spells, amulets, wands, and demons. A teacher would need to use caution when presenting this book to students, but if approved, the teacher can use this book to discuss such broad messages as friendship, loyalty, perseverance, and resistance to temptation. Interestingly, the author has used Latin words for the root words in her 'incantations' which could lead to a discussion of this language in a classroom setting during the reading of this book. Also it is the first in a series, so interested readers will have more to enjoy. ( )
  RebeccaStevens | Aug 21, 2010 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Columbus, ChrisDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kloves, SteveScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Cleese, JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coltrane, RobbieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, WarwickActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griffiths, RichardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grint, RupertActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harris, RichardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hart, IanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heyman, DavidProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Radcliffe, DanielActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rickman, AlanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shaw, FionaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, MaggieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walters, JulieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wanamaker, ZoëActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watson, EmmaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, JohnComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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152 minutes, rated PG.
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (description taken from IMDB.com)
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