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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001 film)

167 Ratings: 3.1
The first film in the Harry Potter movie franchise directed by Chris Columbus.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, released in the United States and India as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, is a 2001 fantasy-adventure film directed by Chris Columbus and based on the novel by J. K. Rowling. The film was the … see full wiki

Director: Chris Columbus
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Release Date: November 16, 2001
MPAA Rating: PG
33 reviews about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001...
review by . December 19, 2010
I am a really big fan of the HP series, but this is probably my least favourite in the series. It does have a lot of faithfulness to the book, and for Potter fans like myself, what more could you ask? Even if you're not a fan of the series and want to see it, you don't really have to have an extensive knowledge of the books to enjoy the film.      Besides, even if you've never touched a Harry Potter book in your life, you probably still know who he is. He's an …
Quick Tip by . September 14, 2010
This movie captured the wonder of childhood perfectly!
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
keep us interested and was a movie for the whole family
review by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
   It is too funny that your son and yourself fight over who is getting to read the books of the Harry Potters series but that is what happened in our house. So of course when the movies came out, it was pandemonium. I love all of the Harry Potter movies. Nothing bad to say about any of them. This was in particular a great movie and love to see Hagrid, Harry, Ron, and the Professor in action.  It is also very fun to watch Harry and all the kids grow up and the peculiar teachers at …
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Very faithful to the book, but a tad bit long. Great performances by a very young cast.
review by . July 01, 2010
When I read this book, I felt scared for Harry, because of all that he went through. I would be scared, too if I found out that I was a wizard and had to go to a magical school.       I would recommend this book to anyone that might have always felt different from others.      The setting takes place at Hogwarts, a secret and magical school for witches and wizards.       This book is about a boy that who learns that he is …
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
The first of the series is so great, not only because of the happy ending and generally positive note (compared to the last volumes , for instance), but becaus eit somehow has a magical quality of almost making fantasy real and reality fantastic. I know after reading it, when being on the railway staion, I could not help to look at the walls and wonder,...what would it be like if that would be a secret passage to another world?
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
One of my favorite out of all the movies. I like how Harry finds out for the first time that he is a wizard.
Quick Tip by . July 08, 2010
I don't like harry potter for some reason. I have read his books, but I just never felt like I got into like everyone else did/has.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
This book is a very easy read and it's got a great storyline. I enjoyed this and the movie is good as well. I'd recommend this to anyone.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Super fun, easy read!
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
One of the most influential series of our time, the first book is a must read for even those who usually avoid young adult.
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
fun to read
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
an almost perfect book to film adaptation! thats something you almost never see.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
A fun introduction to the world of Harry Potter, and not quite as long as the other books.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Not a big fan of this one. I can see how it interest certain groups, but I can't see how most adults find it entertaining.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Easy to read and become engaged in the storytelling ability of J.K Rowling
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Brilliant beginnings, completely entertaining.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
great way to get involved in a magical series! For all ages, and all points of view, this is a great book to get your mind thinking on another level.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
I just couldn't get into it.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Quick and easy read with some positive themes for the young and magic that keeps 'em coming back.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Great first book.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Alright...not wonderful but alright
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
*sigh* They were such behbehs back then.
review by . January 23, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
In some ways, "Sorcerer's Stone" is the best Harry Potter movie. It's light enough for kids, but the story is engaging enough for adults. The beginning of the film really captures the magical world of wizardry, from the goblins to the first quidditch game. It stands well enough alone as a movie - you don't really need to know much about Harry Potter before watching it.     The kids are excellent actors. Rewatching it again after many, many years, I was impressed with the range …
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