Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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"You're a wizard, Harry." -Rubeus Hagrid
Genre: Fantasy
Directed By: Chris Columbus
Produced By: David Heyman
Written By: Steve Kloves
Based On: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe
Rupert Grint
Emma Watson
John Cleese
Robbie Coltrane
Richard Griffiths
Richard Harris
Ian Hart
John Hurt
Alan Rickman
Fiona Shaw
Maggie Smith
Photography: Color
Release Date: November 16, 2001
Runtime: 152 minutes
Country: United States
Sequel: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on J. K. Rowling's 1997 novel of the same name.

Plot

A boy named Harry Potter who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths.

Why It Rocks

  1. It is the beginning of the phenomenal, beloved Harry Potter film franchise.
  2. Amazing grasp at the source material and captures the magical, adventurous tone J.K. Rowling's books had.
  3. Brilliant character and story development.
  4. All of the actors’ performances in this movie are beyond spectacular, especially from Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter.
  5. Stunning visual effects, especially when it comes to the magic wands.
  6. Well-done camera work and great cinematography.
  7. Likable and unforgettable characters, especially the main characters; Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.
  8. The reveal that Professor Quirrell is a Death Eater and also the vessel for Lord Voldemort's soul, and that Professor Snape was actually protecting Harry from him, is a memorable plot twist.
  9. Many unforgettable moments, such as the "Troll in the dungeon!" moment.
  10. Heartwarming moments such as Harry seeing his parents in the mirror.
  11. Very original, well-delivered dialogue, such as Seamus Finnegan's "Eye of rabbit, harp string hum, turn this water into rum!" line.
  12. The movie had great and thrilling action.
  13. Great score from John Williams.

The Only Bad Quality

  1. While the visual effects are stunning, the CGI hasn’t aged well by today’s standards, especially the troll.

Reception

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 81% based on 194 reviews, with an average rating of 7.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone adapts its source material faithfully while condensing the novel's overstuffed narrative into an involving – and often downright exciting – big-screen magical caper". On Metacritic the film has a score of 64 out of 100, based on 36 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

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Comments


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EijiZeBoi

11 months ago
Score 4
Hatsune Miku wrote Harry Potter. Not J.K. Rowling the TERF.
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Glitchedblood

11 months ago
Score -3
You are just beating the shit out of the joke. And besides, the meme is dead and not funny anymore.
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LancedSoul

11 months ago
Score 1
Dead memes you know.
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Emoboy69

11 months ago
Score -1
i thought this was the worst out of the harry potter series just saying
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Inkster

11 months ago
Score 5

"You're a wizard, Harry."

Rubeus Hagrid
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Bradyreino

one month ago
Score 0
And this 2001 film is like better attempt to make a Scooby-Doo film than the actual 2002 Scooby-Doo film, with the title character (Harry) like Fred, Ron like Shaggy, and Hermione like Daphne.
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NeptunePerson2018

8 months ago
Score 2
Wingardium leviosa!
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Agent Joestar

8 months ago
Score 1

Me: * sees movie title *

Me: Edward and Alphonse are gonna like this one :)
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
Score 2
You're a wizard, Harry.
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Bradyreino

one month ago
Score 0
This is the one of the eight good Harry Potter films like three Star Wars Original Trilogy films and the best one is Deathly Hollows - Part 2.
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SuperStreetKombat

one month ago
Score 0
Dude, why are you posting off-topic replies on my comments?
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Larryding

2 months ago
Score 2
Can some please add the characters to great characters wiki

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