Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Genre: Fantasy
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe
Rupert Grint
Emma Watson
Robbie Coltrane
Michael Gambon
Richard Griffiths
Gary Oldman
Alan Rickman
Fiona Shaw
Maggie Smith
Timothy Spall
David Thewlis
Emma Thompson
Release Date: May 23, 2004
Country: United States
Prequel: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Sequel: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, based on J. K. Rowling's 1999 novel of the same name. Produced by Chris Columbus, David Heyman, and Mark Radcliffe and written by Steve Kloves, it is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and is the third movie of the fantasy series Harry Potter, it was released in 2004 and is based on the novel of the same name


A prisoner from Azkaban called Sirius Black escapes prison, which worries Harry when he finds out he was a great servant to Lord Voldemort.

Why It Rocks

  1. Like the previous 2 movies, it follows the book in almost everything.
  2. The Dementors are very intimidating villains.
  3. Great acting, specially by newcomers such as Gary Oldman.
  4. The film is darker than the previous two movies, while staying lighthearted.
  5. The plot focuses more on Harry's father during his school years.
  6. Great soundtrack.
  7. Another great plot twist.
  8. Professor Lupin is a great character and can be scary.
  9. The CGI is Great.
  10. The Scene of Aunt Marge blowing up was hilarious.

Bad Qualities

  1. Fans of Richard Harris might be upset due to him being replaced (because of his death) with Michael Gambon, Michael is doing a very great job though.
  2. This is the only movie where Lord Voldemort doesn't appear.


The movie received universal acclaim for being faithful to the novel.