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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [2004 film]

by Alfonso Cuarón (Director), Steve Kloves (Screenwriter)

Other authors: David Bradley (Actor), Robbie Coltrane (Actor), Alfred Enoch (Actor), Tom Felton (Actor), Michael Gambon (Actor)16 more, Richard Griffiths (Actor), Rupert Grint (Actor), Matthew Lewis (Actor), Gary Oldman (Actor), Daniel Radcliffe (Actor), Alan Rickman (Actor), J. K. Rowling (Original novel), Fiona Shaw (Actor), Maggie Smith (Actor), Timothy Spall (Actor), David Thewlis (Actor), Emma Thompson (Actor), Julie Walters (Actor), Emma Watson (Actor), John Williams (Composer), Mark Williams (Actor)

Series: Harry Potter Movies (Year 3)

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Harry, Ron, and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts. There they are forced to face escaped prisoner Sirius Black, who poses a great threat to Harry. Harry must overcome the threats of Dementors, outsmart a werewolf, and finally deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship with his parents. Harry and friends master advanced magic classes, cross time barriers, and change the course of more than one life.… (more)
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The Prisoner of Azkaban was the first HP movie to be directed by Alfonso Cuaron. It is differently paced and I like it. Also, unlike the previous two, Hermione has a larger roll. There are many small touches which I appreciate like the bird flying into the Whomping Willow to its demise, like the soft sounds of the night when everyone comes out of the Shrieking Shack and Harry talks with his Godfather. The characters of Lupin and Sirius appear for the first time. This one is quietly dramatic, and of the films in the HP series, my favorite. ( )
  Eurekas | Aug 17, 2021 |
This is my favorite of all the films. So much that I went researching the team. Alphonso Cuaron directs. This is his first and only HP. Exceeds in creativity and humor. Gotta check out some of his other works - A Little Princess and Great Expectations.
The director of photography is Roger Pratt; the cinematographer is Michael Seresin. I wonder what the difference is.
Art Director - Andrew Ackland-Snow; Set Director - Stephanie McMillan; Production Designer - Stuart Craig.

Bravo guys!
  2wonderY | Jul 5, 2020 |
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  ME_Dictionary | Mar 20, 2020 |
Harry Potter is having a tough time with his relatives (yet again). He runs away after using magic to inflate Uncle Vernon's sister Marge who was being offensive towards Harry's parents. Initially scared for using magic outside the school, he is pleasantly surprised that he won't be penalized after all. However, he soon learns that a dangerous criminal and Voldemort's trusted aide Sirius Black has escaped from the Azkaban prison and wants to kill Harry to avenge the Dark Lord. To worsen the conditions for Harry, vile creatures called Dementors are appointed to guard the school gates and inexplicably happen to have the most horrible effect on him. Little does Harry know that by the end of this year, many holes in his past (whatever he knows of it) will be filled up and he will have a clearer vision of what the future has in store...

—Soumitra ( )
  DrLed | Dec 4, 2017 |
This is my favourite of the books so the film was never going to live up to that. Very enjoyable though. ( )
  infjsarah | Oct 5, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Cuarón, AlfonsoDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kloves, SteveScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bradley, DavidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coltrane, RobbieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Enoch, AlfredActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Felton, TomActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gambon, MichaelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griffiths, RichardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grint, RupertActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewis, MatthewActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oldman, GaryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Radcliffe, DanielActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rickman, AlanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rowling, J. K.Original novelsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shaw, FionaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, MaggieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spall, TimothyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thewlis, DavidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, EmmaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walters, JulieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watson, EmmaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, JohnComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, MarkActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts. There they are forced to face escaped prisoner Sirius Black, who poses a great threat to Harry. Harry must overcome the threats of Dementors, outsmart a werewolf, and finally deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship with his parents. Harry and friends master advanced magic classes, cross time barriers, and change the course of more than one life.

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142 minutes, rated PG.
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry. (description taken from IMDB.com)
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