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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman View All


Steve Kloves (Screenplay), Alfonso Cuarón (Director) View All

Release: May 31st, 2004
Runtime: 2 hours, 21 minutes
Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black—and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
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Cuaron does an excellent job of establishing an eerie tone for the film while still maintaining the magic and wonder the earlier books in the franchise were known for (a feeling that, as the books and films go on, purposefully leaves in favor of more darkness as the children grow up and the stakes g....
However with this said, the second half of the film makes up for these slight inadequacies, wiping your memory of the rushed introductions and developing each image and delivering it with Cuaron's new imaginitive scope, you become comfortable with this new, darker, more beautiful vision of the Potte....
If I were to recommend a Harry Potter movie to start off with, it would most certainly be this one.
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