Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (IMDb)

Half of the run-time just introduces the world of witches and wizards, stunting the plot and giving the film a bit of a disjointed feel, but at least it’s done well, with great sets, compelling camerawork, and a wonderfully magical and mysterious soundtrack. The three kids’ conversations are a little stiff, but they ultimately bring the charm with some great one-liners (“…or worse, expelled!”) and facial expressions (Grint excels here). A fun fantasy flick with an admittedly mawkish ending.

7.0/10

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