Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

2001 • 152 minutes
4.5
312 reviews
81%
Tomatometer
Eligible
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Based on the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, the live-action family adventure film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone tells the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and the family he has never had.
4.5
312 reviews
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November 18, 2020
First off, no spoilers...JUST RELAX, ENJOY, & WALK THEOUGH THE BARRIER AT KING’S CROSS UNTO PLATFORM 9¾ & HAVE A FUN TIME, Why am I not telling about movie, CUZ YOU SHOULD JUST WATCH, if anything; you’ll have had a fun 2 hrs 38 mins of MAGIC. Oh boy, what a great movie to escape into, no matter the age. I remember when first saw this & fell for that magical world of what is, Harry Potter. With a small budget (compared to other films in franchise) & not sure if “gonna make it”; there was definitely “errors” in the movie; but I didn’t mind. Magically I was pulled right thru that big screen in the theatre & wanted MORE, while on the edge of my seat soaking everything up. This was truly a magical movie, with bright colors, themes, etc...compared to 3 when the tone/mood changed to a more “gritty” production & the fun, childlike magic of 1 & 2 became grown up.....in a sense. Regardless, you either like the movies & the books, & everything Harry Potter, or ya just don’t; but I’m guessing if your here, YOU LIKE! My score 5/5, & fall asleep listen to audiobooks every night (still better, but that’s a given). 1) cast 2) atmosphere/cinematography (seeing the castle from the lake, MAGICAL! 3) fun 4) all ages “can” enjoy 5) its HARRY POTTER😉, but more so; BOUGHT, rented, saw at theatre 5x
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Tim Longson
November 8, 2020
Ok, so its not the most original story, being a rip-off of "the worst witch", but its still one of the best films series of all time! They cut out about 80% of the story from the books though, so I would LOVE to see a full and unabridged TV series from the books!
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SanraS Uzumaki
July 28, 2020
The movie is good if you haven't read the books or if you are not planning on doing so. The service on Google is the one questionable here, while $8 might not seem much for any movie in 4k, the features are very limited. 2 audio choices and 2 subtitles choices too, if this matters to you then now you know.
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Directed by Chris Columbus