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HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

 
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At Theaters: 11/18/2005 On Video: 3/7/2006
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 37 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 459939
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Three students are selected for each of the three largest and most prestigious wizarding schools to participate in the Triwizard Tournament. But the Goblet spits out one final name: Harry Potter. His friends think Harry has put his name in the Goblet and are suspicion and jealousy. As Harry and the other champions battle through their last task and the advancing tendrils of the ominous maze, someone or something is keeping a watchful eye.
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Adventure Fantasy - While this is the fourth in the popular kid and family-appeal fantasy series, the tone is much more dark and intense than the previous three. Parents should take heed of the PG-13 rating as the violent and scary elements may upset young children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Daniel Radcliffe HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
Rupert Grint HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
Emma Watson HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
Robbie Coltrane FROM HELL, BUDDY
Ralph Fiennes THE ENGLISH PATIENT, OSCAR AND LUCINDA
Sir Michael Gambon HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
Director: Mike Newell MONA LISA SMILE, PUSHING TIN
Producer: David Heyman HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
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Production Notes Heading
Year Four: Champions & Challenges
We Are The Champions
Staging The Triwizard Tournament
The Perils Of Being A Teenager
Rocking In A Winter Wonderland
The Adventure Continues In IMAX
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: A few miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Fights involving dragons and magic.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Fights, chases, magic sequences.
COMEDY: Wisecracks and physical gags.
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Very Good

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good ...let me write that Harry Potter has become a rare cinematic constant - something to be anticipated every year or two. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is imperfect, but magical nonetheless.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good With this fourth film, the Harry Potter saga demonstrates more than ever the resiliency of J.K. Rowling's original invention.

USA Today Full Review
Good It's hard to beat the last movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and this film is not better, but it has much to recommend it.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 238 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
27
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
13
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
35
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
38
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
54
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
24
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
47
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 238 moviegoers: EXCEPTIONAL OPINIONS! As expected NEARLY EVERYONE LOVED "HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE." With approximately half of the moviegoers rating it "Fantastic" and most of the rest rating it either "Excellent" or "Very Good," it's very easy to HIGHLY RECOMMEND "GOBLET OF FIRE" and crown it a MUST SEE MOVIE!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Difficult times lie ahead for Harry Potter.

Beset by nightmares that leave his scar hurting more than usual, Harry (DANIEL RADCLIFFE) is all too happy to escape his disturbing dreams by attending the Quidditch World Cup with his friends Ron (RUPERT GRINT) and Hermione (EMMA WATSON)

But something sinister ignites the skies at the Quidditch campsite – the Dark Mark, the sign of the evil Lord Voldemort. It's conjured by his followers, the Death Eaters, who haven't dared to appear in public since Voldemort (RALPH FIENNES) was last seen thirteen years ago – the night he murdered Harry's parents. Harry longs to get back inside the safe walls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where Professor Dumbledore (MICHAEL GAMBON) can protect him. But things are going to be a little different this year

Dumbledore announces that Hogwarts will host the Triwizard Tournament, one of the most exciting and dangerous of the wizarding community's magical competitions. One champion will be selected from each of the three largest and most prestigious wizarding schools to compete in a series of life-threatening tasks in pursuit of winning the coveted Triwizard Cup

The Hogwarts students watch in awe as the elegant girls of the Beauxbatons Academy and the dark and brooding boys of Durmstrang Institute fill the Great Hall, breathlessly awaiting the selection of their champions Ministry of Magic official Barty Crouch (ROGER LLOYD PACK) and Professor Dumbledore preside over a candlelit ceremony fraught with anticipation as the enchanted Goblet of Fire selects one student from each school to compete. Amidst a hail of sparks and flames, the cup names Durmstrang's Quidditch superstar Victor Krum (STANISLAV IANEVSKI), followed by Beauxbatons' exquisite Fleur Delacour (CLÉMENCE POÉSY) and finally, Hogwarts' popular all-around golden boy Cedric Diggory (ROBERT PATTINSON). But then, inexplicably, the Goblet spits out one final name: Harry Potter.

At just 14 years old, Harry is three years too young to enter the grueling competition. He insists that he didn't put his name in the Goblet and that he really doesn't want to compete. But the Goblet's decision is binding, and compete he must.

Suspicion and jealousy abound as muckraking journalist Rita Skeeter (MIRANDA RICHARDSON) fans the flames of the Harry Potter backlash with her outrageous gossip columns. Even Ron begins to believe his "fame seeking” friend somehow tricked the cup into selecting him.

Suspecting that whoever did enter Harry's name in the Tournament deliberately wants to put him in grave danger, Dumbledore asks Alastor "Mad-Eye” Moody (BRENDAN GLEESON), the eccentric new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, to keep his highly perceptive and magical eye trained on the teenage wizard. Harry prepares for the challenging Triwizard tasks – evading a fire-breathing dragon, diving into the depths of a great lake and navigating a maze with a life of its own. But nothing is more daunting than the most terrifying challenge of them all – finding a date for the Yule Ball

For Harry, dealing with dragons, merpeople and grindylows is a walk in the park compared to asking the lovely Cho Chang (KATIE LEUNG) to the Yule Ball. And if Ron weren't so distracted, perhaps he would acknowledge a change in his feelings for Hermione

Events take an ominous turn when someone is murdered on Hogwarts grounds. Scared and still haunted by dreams of Voldemort, Harry turns to Dumbledore. But even the venerable Headmaster admits that there are no longer any easy answers

As Harry and the other champions battle through their last task and the advancing tendrils of the ominous maze, someone or something is keeping a watchful eye. Victory is in sight, but as they edge closer to the Triwizard Cup, all is not as it seems – and Harry soon finds himself hurtling head-first toward an inevitable enco

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