Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Synopsis
Harry Potter returns for his fifth year at Hogwarts and forms "Dumbledore's Army."
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New York Daily News

It's action-packed, darker, more epic and thankfully schmaltz-free. And it's the best "Harry Potter" film yet.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It will hook you good and keep you riveted.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The special effects continue to be masterful, but villains are given a new twist, and Order of the Phoenix is all the more fun because of...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
For those who have gotten their Harry Potter fix entirely through the cinematic incarnation, the script is lucid and fast-moving.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The flourishes don't answer the question most on Potterites' minds -- who lives, who dies? -- but they briefly stupefy.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Darker, leaner, less expansive , and meaner, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is all business, and it casts a spell utterly...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Standouts are Gary Oldman as Sirius Black, Harry's sly father-surrogate, and Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge.
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60

Wall Street Journal

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Director David Yates, who is new to the Potter franchise, moves the story along briskly, at the expense of texture and nuance.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
"Phoenix" might go down as the problematic film, full of plot but little fun.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Taken as a motion picture, the new "Harry" comes up short. But taken as a visual aid to the experience of reading a book, the new "Harry"...
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good

By tamney88
I think it was a gret movie. I am a pretty big harry potter fan and the movie was quite good. I am waiting for harry potter and the half-blood prince and for harry potter and the deathly hollows to...

The worst out of the five

By musicfreak
Out of the five movies that have been released, this is by far the worst. Not only did they completely butcher the story, they turned the last half of it into Star Wars. The only difference is that...

Ehhhh

By D_Archuleta_luver21
I liked this movie, but I felt it was long and boring at some parts.....

I heart Harry

By nfernstrom2001
Even though I read the book and knew what was going to happen I was still on the edge of my seat most of the movie!...

This was a tough book to adapt!

By thngwhtsqks
Of all the HP books, this was the toughest adaptation IMHO because it is so long and so episodic, this one book would actually work as it's own miniseries. Bearing that in mind, I think they took...

OMG LEFT OUT 2 MUCH

By funders2
OK so I was like looking forward to the 5th movie the most cuz it was my fave book, but I liked this one LEAST of all the others!!! I loved the book and I was like OMG OMG OMG YAY DA MOVIE"S COMIN...

Dark

By rachael_olivia
I love all of the harry potter movies, i did not think this was the best of the bunch but it is worth seeing. It was very dark....

Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix

By gallicdenis
I made the mistake of re-reading the Harry Potter books nonstop in anticipation of the release of the final book. Armed with refreshed details I saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I was...

I swear to God the movies just keep getting worse and WORSE!

By Little_Miss_Slytherin
I'm almost tempted not to see the Half-Blood Prince, which I'm going to anyways so then I can complain to my dad about how much they f**ked it up! My dad got an earful after I saw this one! I was...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By Mobiqu
This movie could have been a lot better if it was a little longer. The FX were really good, but it felt like I was watching the story in fast forward. If I hadn't read the book this movie would...

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Rated PG-13 | For sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Riveting fifth movie finds Harry angry, brooding.
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