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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone


Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris View All


Chris Columbus (Director), Steve Kloves (Screenplay) View All

Release: Nov. 16th, 2001
Runtime: 2 hours, 32 minutes
Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.
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The movie relies on its magical atmosphere as opposed to an abundance of special effects which so many 2000's movies were guilty of doing.
Harry Potter 1 is a great introduction to the whole of Harry Potter without the books.
Here's hoping that the second movie ("Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," already in production, and due out in November of 2002) keeps what's right (mind if I praise The Sorting Hat, Ollivander, the Weasley twins, and Wood once more?), and improves on what's wrong.


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