Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Directed by Mike Newell, the fourth installment to the Harry Potter series finds Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) wondering why his legendary scar -- the famous result of a death curse gone wrong -- is aching in pain, and perhaps even causing… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The main characters are maturing, and the filmmakers are likewise improving on their craft; vibrant special effects and assured performances add up to what is the most complex yet of the Harry Potter films.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

In its last third, The Goblet of Fire builds to a climax of such overpowering dread that you might just forget the rest. Harry grows up in an instant, and the film does, too.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

It's downright scary how good this movie is.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Where Newell really scores is in taking a leaf out of Peter Jackson's book and cranking up the fear factor.

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David Ansen

Kloves has streamlined J. K. Rowling's 700-plus-page opus into cinematic fighting form. And the special effects, which threatened to overwhelm the first two movies, are seamlessly integrated.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A marked disappointment after Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, this fourth installment in the franchise is a 157-minute holding pattern.

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Peter Bradshaw

For those like me who are outside but sympathetic to the faith, it looks like another handsomely made, good-natured and high-spirited family movie, which is dramatically stymied through being locked within school grounds.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Goblet of Fire is more effective in these smaller, more intimate moments than in the bloated bombast of its larger set pieces.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Goblet has enough sense of real kids maturing and believably facing problems to cast some genuine spells.

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Victoria Segal
New Statesman

For the first time, adults might actually enjoy a Harry Potter film as much as children.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
A solid installment in the Harry Potter series. Exciting with incredible special effects. Competent acting by young'uns that have grown up in the films.… More
Josh Lewis
After Azkaban, it was clear that this series was getting darker and more mature with each installment. It isn't as artfully realized and beautiful as… More
Thomas Bowler
Action packed and much, much darker, this installment introduces a whole lot of new characters and one in particular in its one-hell-of-an ending. Full review… More
Eugene Bernabe
Fourth year in Hogwarts and things can only get darker and more dangerous from here. The final moments of this film really does push limits and brings Harry… More
Chris Weber
Director Mike Newell takes the helm for this, the 4th entry in the Harry Potter series. I would have preferred that Alfonso Cuaron remain, but whatever. For… More
Jason Spencer
Pretty good