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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [2001 film]

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

Other authors: John Cleese (Actor), Robbie Coltrane (Actor), Warwick Davis (Actor), Alfred Enoch (Actor), Tom Felton (Actor)19 more, Paul Grant (Actor), Richard Griffiths (Actor), Rupert Grint (Actor), Richard Harris (Actor), Ian Hart (Actor), Josh Herdman (Actor), David Heyman (Producer), Matthew Lewis (Actor), Harry Melling (Actor), Daniel Radcliffe (Actor), Alan Rickman (Actor), Fiona Shaw (Actor), Maggie Smith (Actor), Julie Walters (Actor), Zoë Wanamaker (Actor), Emma Watson (Actor), Jamie Waylett (Actor), John Williams (Composer), Bonnie Wright (Actor)

Series: Harry Potter Movies (Year 1)

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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
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  freixas | Mar 31, 2023 |
Acting: 4.5; Theme: 4.5; Content: 4.5; Language: 5.0; Overall: 4.5

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) lives with his verbally abusive orphan family, before being invited to attend the Hogwart's school for wizards. He is accepted into this fraternity and learns about his familial history and his magical powers as a wizard. Harry befriends Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) as the adventures begin. Highly recommend.

***March 6, 2023*** ( )
  jntjesussaves | Mar 9, 2023 |
11-year-old Harry Potter is thrust into a world of magic when he discovers he is a wizard and is invited into Hogwarts, an illustrious school for young wizards and witches. Along with newfound friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry must endure his first year at the school and learn terrible secrets about both his past and the wizarding world at large -- all while trying to uncover just who the mysterious Voldemort is.

Finally watching this film and getting to experience the magic for the first time was truly amazing, the wonder of it all comparable to the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings film franchises, and I loved every moment of it. From the acting of all parties involved, both young and old, was more than believable, and the mixture of action, storytelling, comedy, and much more made for an exciting, wondrous adventure, leaving me wanting more. It is definitely a magnificent piece of cinema, and one that I will definitely come back to time and time again. Two sidenotes: first, I watched this after reading the book, and I must say it followed it quite faithfully. And second, John Williams nailed it once again. That's all that needs to be said, quite honestly.

Content Concerns: There's a bit of violence and peril involving humans and fantastical creatures, with a few scenes of death but nothing too emotional nor graphic. Concerning the ongoing debate of the "witchcraft" involved in the franchise, it's truly nothing far beyond the likes of what is seen in other fantasy franchises like Lord of the Rings and Narnia. There are also three uses of vulgarity, one of "h-ll," "a-se," and "d-mn."

(March 3, 2023) ( )
1 vote DarthTindalus | Mar 5, 2023 |
The three children are superbly cast, with great chemistry which develops as they get to know each other better. The message of the book - that love overcomes everything, that integrity and honesty are the most important traits - comes through clearly, and I found myself gripped, almost as if I did not know what was coming.

There are some scary moments towards the end, and a little minor bad language, so the rating for this film is PG in both the US and UK.

Longer review after watching for the third time: https://suesdvdreviews.blogspot.com/2023/09/harry-potter-and-philosophers-stone.... ( )
  SueinCyprus | Dec 12, 2022 |
One of the best movies for children every made from one of the best books for children ever written. I have been smitten with it all ever since it began. ( )
  Eurekas | Aug 13, 2021 |
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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
Enoch, AlfredActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Felton, TomActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grant, PaulActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griffiths, RichardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grint, RupertActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harris, RichardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hart, IanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Herdman, JoshActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heyman, DavidProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewis, MatthewActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Melling, HarryActorsecondary 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
Waylett, JamieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, JohnComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wright, BonnieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

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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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