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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy-adventure film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. It is the third instalment in the Harry Potter film series, and is written by Steve Kloves and produced by Chris ColumbusDavid Heyman and Mark Radcliffe. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The supporting cast features Michael GambonGary OldmanDavid Thewlis,Timothy Spall and Emma Thompson.

The film was released on 31 May 2004 in the United Kingdom and on 4 June 2004 in North America, as the first film released into IMAX theatres and to be using IMAX Technology. It was also the last Harry Potter film to be released on VHS. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards — Original Music Score and Visual Effects at the 77th Academy Awards held in 2005.

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review by . December 19, 2010
This film is definitely not my favourite of the potter films, but that isn't saying much, seeing as I love each and every one of them. I would definitely have to say that this film is the transition period from the old, childish Harry to the new, adult, more mature Harry. Like the second film, this film introduces a few new characters, but it still develops the old characters.      The acting, once again, is absolutely impeccable. This isn't only from our main cast, but …
Quick Tip by . October 19, 2010
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A brilliant film without regard to being part of the HP series. It captured the darker and moodier facets of the novel which made it perhaps more mature than the intended audience (of early teens anyway).
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
For Harry Potter fans, the next step is to go back and read other great classics, such as all of Tolkein (Hobbit, Lord of the Rings) and C.S.Lewis (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) Don't just rely on the movies!
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Cute children's novel, cleverly done!
review by . December 31, 2009
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is easily the best of the Harry Potter films. It has an emotional richness that rises above some of the silliness of the other films. Prof. Lupen as the new teacher and Sirius Black are both strong and complex characters, both with their inner demons and hidden strengths. Lupen and Potter's talks are amongst the most moving moments in the entire series - talks about finding a mentor and retaining one's confidence in the face of fear. John Williams' soundtrack is excellent and really sets the mood. …
review by . June 03, 2004
Pros: Great FX and cast.     Cons: Plays as a setup to the next film, may be to scary for some.     The Bottom Line: A classic tale that will delight fans of the films and books.              One of the most anticipated films of the year, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ” has arrived this summer instead of the fall debut of the previous chapters. The film is based on the third book series …
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