MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

More "Order of the Phoenix" Film Reviews

OotP Film
Posted by: Edward
July 10, 2007, 04:24 PM

With less than 12 hours left until the first midnight showings of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix take place, more reviews of the film are being published across the country. Here is a roundup of the latest reviews from the past few days:

The Miami Hearld has a glowing review of the film, which gives it three out of four stars. The review begins by saying:

The plot finally thickens in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,or at least it builds up enough momentum to pull off the most amazing magic yet for the wildly popular franchise: It is genuinely engrossing.

Devoted readers of the J.K. Rowling novels may disagree, but this is the first installment in the soon-to-be series-of-seven that doesn’t seem like just another spinoff capitalizing on the money-minting Harry Potter brand name. Instead, Phoenix feels like a real movie, albeit a chapter in a larger narrative that is only now starting to develop into something interesting and substantial.

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert also gave his opinion on the film. Published in the Chicago Sun Times Mr. Ebert notes the darker and more serious turn of the films, which showcase, along with the books, the characters growing up. Mr. Ebert describes a particular scene in the film, that he feels notes this evolution and goes on to say on the subject:

There will come a time, I fear, as we approach the end of the series (one book and two films to go), that Harry and his friends will grow up and smell the coffee. They weren’t trained as magicians for fun. When they eventually arrive at some apocalyptic crossroads, as I fear they will, can the series continue to live in PG-13 land? The archvillain Voldemort is shaping up as the star of nightmares.

A number of other reviews of the film can be found here:

Chicago Tribune
  • New York Times
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Manchester Evening News
  • Boston Globe
  • IGN
  • MSNBC
  • Time Magazine
  • Washington Post
  • Salon
  • Update: On the films official release date, a slew of new reviews have been published online. Here is a few more reviews of the latest Harry Potter film.

  • Stuff New Zealand
  • Times Online
  • NPR
  • Coming Soon
  • Zap2It
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Globe and Mail
  • Toronto Star
  • Premiere
  • Thanks to all who mailed!

    Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent OotP Film News

    99 Comments

    Professor RAB
    Posted by Professor RAB on July 11, 2007, 05:27 AM report to moderator
    Chris.
    Posted by Chris. on July 11, 2007, 05:33 AM report to moderator
    Gosh
    Posted by Gosh on July 11, 2007, 06:15 AM report to moderator
    kerri
    Posted by kerri on July 11, 2007, 06:43 AM report to moderator
    Dylan
    Posted by Dylan on July 11, 2007, 06:45 AM report to moderator
    Louise
    Posted by Louise on July 11, 2007, 07:08 AM report to moderator
    Susan
    Posted by Susan on July 11, 2007, 07:22 AM report to moderator
    Lauryn
    Posted by Lauryn on July 11, 2007, 07:32 AM report to moderator
    Patricia421
    Posted by Patricia421 on July 11, 2007, 07:46 AM report to moderator
    BaileyMac
    Posted by BaileyMac on July 11, 2007, 07:58 AM report to moderator
    Patricia421
    Posted by Patricia421 on July 11, 2007, 08:15 AM report to moderator
    jake
    Posted by jake on July 11, 2007, 08:19 AM report to moderator
    anne
    Posted by anne on July 11, 2007, 08:28 AM report to moderator
    MundunguS
    Posted by MundunguS on July 11, 2007, 10:20 AM report to moderator
    Michael
    Posted by Michael on July 11, 2007, 12:18 PM report to moderator
    You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

    Finding Hogwarts
    PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

    Guess That Book

    It took a long time to persuade Hermione to leave the bathroom. Moaning Myrtle sped them on their way with a hearty guffaw. "Wait till everyone finds out you've got a [i]tail[/i]!"

    Scribbulus Essay Project

    Issue 28 - Apr. 2014

    Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
    See more over at Scribbulus!
    Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!