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The 2001 film based upon the J.K. Rowling children's fantasy novel also known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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A fun intro to Harry Potter

  • Jan 21, 2010
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In some ways, this 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 of young Ron's emotions (by contrast, I find his later character a bit boring and pouty). They're adorable and frankly well cast.

Some of the later Harry Potter films are better produced and have better special effects, but few are so satisfying.

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January 20, 2011
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Quick Tip by . January 20, 2011
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The first of a series of adventure and magic. This one packs in quite a bit and introduces the children and highlights on their friendship. Great moments during the chess game. These kids act well!
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
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Watching this film years later I can't believe how small the kids were. The movie is pretty true to the book and entertaining.
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
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The film that started it all.. I will miss them when its over :(
review by . December 23, 2008
Year One at Hogwarts
Note: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the same film as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The film just uses the original U.K. title rather than the U.S. title.       In 1997, unknown author J.K. Rowling had her first novel published. Not only was it an intelligent and highly imaginative fantasy story, but it also served as the first book in a seven-part series.  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (later renamed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone …
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Director: Chris Columbus
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Release Date: Nov. 2001
MPAA Rating: PG
Screen Writer: Steve Kloves
Runtime: 152 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
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