Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Young wizard-in-training Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) returns to Hogwarts for his fifth year of studies, only to find that the magical community seems to be in a curious state of denial about his recent encounter with the sinister Lord… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 11, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2007
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's not easy to take the longest Harry Potter book and streamline it into the shortest HP movie, but director David Yates does a bang up job of it, creating an Order of the Phoenix that's entertaining and action-packed.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

By focussing the story on Harry (a leaner and slightly meaner Daniel Radcliffe) and his exploits, Yates dispenses with many of the novel's subplots and is able to push the story forward, ominously foreshadowing the dark times to come.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Installment five boosts his [Harry's] rebellion to enjoyable levels of British pique.

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Rob Vaux

Author J.K. Rowling clearly knew a totalitarian regime when she saw one, and never hesitated to call out the toadies and enablers along with her big baddie.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Performances are more mature, the soundtrack (by Nicholas Hooper) less grandiose, and Yates executes some thrilling set-pieces.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

We do get terrific work from the all-star British cast, and the special effects are as seamless as ever.

Giovanni Fazio
Japan Times

This film does so many things right, it's hard to say what to single out for praise.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Brought me straight back to one of the most enduring of childhood feelings: boredom.

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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal

Director David Yates, who is new to the Potter franchise, moves the story along briskly, at the expense of texture and nuance.

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Leah Rozen
People Magazine

The older these kids get, the darker and more engrossing the Harry Potter movies become.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The sweetness of the first stories seems now entirely gone, with this one adopting a much more serious tone, and Yates manages to condense the longest (and… More
Chris Weber
This adaptation of Harry Potter's 5th year at Hogwarts marked the start of David Yates's tenure as director for this series, and it's a position… More
Daniel Mumby
In my previous Harry Potter review, I talked about the challenges the film franchise faced when the books began to grow in size. The continuing success of the… More
Nikhil Nandu
The book was long, dragged on, and certainly a let down compared to the fourth. This movie on the other hand holds its own as one of the most entertaining of… More
Christian C
OMG. Get a haircut. Not the worst (I'm thinking No. 6), but also not the best despite it's shiny presentation. Character development starts in this… More
Thomas Bowler
Equal parts funny and dark, this is one of the best of the series, especially with the inclusion of the hateful Dolores Umbridge. Full review later.