Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Synopsis
Third film in the successful Harry Potter franchise.
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Premiere

By Susannah Gora
Soars gloriously into fluency and magic.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A different kind of Harry Potter movie, a better kind... It's where this fantasy series has wanted to go all along.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A deeper, darker, visually arresting and more emotionally satisfying adaptation of the J.K. Rowling literary phenomenon, achieving the neat...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The right word for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is wondersful -- as in full of wonders, great and small.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Not only is this dazzler by far the best and most thrilling of the three Harry Potter movies to date, it's a film that can stand on its own...
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
[Cuaron]'s a visionary and crafty storyteller who rewards your patience, not with twists in the plot, though the movie has its share, but...
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
An entrancing experience for Potter fans. It's a carefully crafted, dreamy immersion in a world that feels snugly familiar even when evil...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Who would think Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban could be an art film? Thanks to director Alfonso Cuaron, a dazzling storyteller...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Shot in spooky gradations of silver and shadow, The Prisoner of Azkaban is the first movie in the series with fear and wonder in its bones,...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
In the end, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban offers what neither of its predecessors, for all their wand-waving and witch-brooms,...
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Awesome!

By sodapop1
Awesome!...

Good

By gmgirl2000
Awesome...

By DancerGirl29
Great third movie!...

Bloody Amazing Film

By bob_adbarlingel
I just saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, a fantastic film! However, I still believe this is my favorite of the Harry Potter films....

GREAT MOVIE

By flyingcupcakes
i thought this movie wasn't that good but just seing it again yesterday i changed my mind this is the second best harry potter movie. so overall this movie is an A-...

For Children or Not

By nadeemstooges
10-12 This movie is not one hundred percent for children. The content and violence is fifth if fourth grade style. Nine or under should have parental guidance. Still the movie has the right for PG....

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LOVED IT

By rogueof-blood
I love this movie! The best Harry Potter movie out of all! I still love watching this movie with my sister....

Pretty Good Movie

By Cool Movie Guy
This movie was pretty cool. I think that it is one of the best Harry Potter Films. The ending of this movie is really cool and you should see it if you like Harry Potter movies....

uh oh

By glxy
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Rated PG | For Mild Language, Frightening Moments and Creature Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
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