Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author J. K. Rowling and director David Yates return to the Harry Potter universe with this spinoff story, starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) as writer Newt Scamander who discovers an underground community of witches and wizards in New York - 70 years before Harry reads his book.

Best Costume Design, Academy Awards 2017; Best Production Design, 2017 BAFTAs
2016Rating: M, Fantasy themes and violence133 minsUK, USA
AdventureKids & FamilyFantasyBlockbuster
Director:
David Yates ('Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows', 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince', 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix')
Writer:
J.K. Rowling
Cast:
Eddie RedmayneEzra MillerKatherine WaterstonAlison SudolColin FarrellZoë KravitzDan FoglerJenn MurrayRon PerlmanJon Voight
92%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

"Fantastic Beasts" has clearly been designed for the most devoted of Rowling's fans, and though it may prove confusing to newcomers, the faithful will appreciate the fact the film never talks down to its audience.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

This first instalment showcases just enough of them to make you sign up for the full expedition.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

I'm not sure which is more adorable, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, or the creatures he smuggles into the US in his battered leather briefcase.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Rowling and Yates have given us a terrifically good-natured, unpretentious and irresistibly buoyant film.

5.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

This film starts off playfully and then gets, at times, extraordinarily intense and threatening.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A surprisingly intimate watch given its scale, with moments of real tenderness.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Likely to draw in just about everyone who followed the Potter series and to please most of them, the picture also has things to offer for fantasy-friendly moviegoers who only casually observed that phenomenon.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With this heavy lifting done, there's every reason to hope for an even more magical adventure next time.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

Who needs Harry Potter? With 'Fantastic Beasts', it's undeniable that the clear star is screenwriter and 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling.

0

An enjoyable prequel/spinoff with an entertaining plot, dazzling visuals and newfound characters, leading audiences wanting more of what's yet to come.

4.0
0

Loved this - This is a movie on its own which brings out Magic to another level. Would watch this again. Very good

4.0
0

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a Harry Potter spin off. Directed by David Yates, starring Eddie Redmayne, Collin Farrell, Katherine Waterson and Dan Fogler. Newt Scamander enters the city of New York with a briefcase filled with magical creatures, but when several creatures got loose, they are blamed for the attacks on the nomag (muggles). On...

3.0
0

It’s like Newt Scamander’s suitcase: it does the job it’s been designed to do with sporadic effectiveness, is absolutely jam-packed with stuff and every now and then opens up to give us a glimpse of something genuinely magical stuck inside it. But, just like the suitcase, the contents have been carelessly selected and crammed together in higgledy-piggledy...

2.0
0

Lovely to look at in 1920's New York with lots of exciting CGI moments, this was surely made for all the twenty somethings who grew up with Potter. Too scary for the young'ns and overly sappy for the sophisticated set it probably provides a sense of relief from the worry of how to buy a house in Auckland! I am beginning to wonder, though,if Eddie Redmayne...

3.0
0

Loved the New York 1920s world, the extention of the magical world beyond potter into interesting Young Adult territoty but why are all the good roles for the boys??? The 'plain jane' gets a sort of administrative side kick role and the more I unpack the messages about girls and women the more my enjoyment fades.

3.0
0

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them So it felt very ‘Deathly Hollows’ but totally ‘Harry Potter’ throughout, and not just because of the music & magic. So emotional in a ‘Oliver Twist’ kind of way, with goo acting and amazing sound/stage/characters. Loveable people and animals, with an easy plot to follow, unless you get too caught up in the story. The...

4.0
0

The story is fantastic, great characters, gorgous visully, the creatutures are beguiling; it was better than I could imagine. Don't miss the magic, don't miss the pure delight!

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

"Fantastic Beasts" has clearly been designed for the most devoted of Rowling's fans, and though it may prove confusing to newcomers, the faithful will appreciate the fact the film never talks down to its audience.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

This first instalment showcases just enough of them to make you sign up for the full expedition.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

I'm not sure which is more adorable, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, or the creatures he smuggles into the US in his battered leather briefcase.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Rowling and Yates have given us a terrifically good-natured, unpretentious and irresistibly buoyant film.

5.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

This film starts off playfully and then gets, at times, extraordinarily intense and threatening.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A surprisingly intimate watch given its scale, with moments of real tenderness.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Likely to draw in just about everyone who followed the Potter series and to please most of them, the picture also has things to offer for fantasy-friendly moviegoers who only casually observed that phenomenon.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With this heavy lifting done, there's every reason to hope for an even more magical adventure next time.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

Who needs Harry Potter? With 'Fantastic Beasts', it's undeniable that the clear star is screenwriter and 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling.

0

An enjoyable prequel/spinoff with an entertaining plot, dazzling visuals and newfound characters, leading audiences wanting more of what's yet to come.

4.0
0

Loved this - This is a movie on its own which brings out Magic to another level. Would watch this again. Very good

4.0
0

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a Harry Potter spin off. Directed by David Yates, starring Eddie Redmayne, Collin Farrell, Katherine Waterson and Dan Fogler. Newt Scamander enters the city of New York with a briefcase filled with magical creatures, but when several creatures got loose, they are blamed for the attacks on the nomag (muggles). On...

3.0
0

It’s like Newt Scamander’s suitcase: it does the job it’s been designed to do with sporadic effectiveness, is absolutely jam-packed with stuff and every now and then opens up to give us a glimpse of something genuinely magical stuck inside it. But, just like the suitcase, the contents have been carelessly selected and crammed together in higgledy-piggledy...

2.0
0

Lovely to look at in 1920's New York with lots of exciting CGI moments, this was surely made for all the twenty somethings who grew up with Potter. Too scary for the young'ns and overly sappy for the sophisticated set it probably provides a sense of relief from the worry of how to buy a house in Auckland! I am beginning to wonder, though,if Eddie...

3.0
0

Loved the New York 1920s world, the extention of the magical world beyond potter into interesting Young Adult territoty but why are all the good roles for the boys??? The 'plain jane' gets a sort of administrative side kick role and the more I unpack the messages about girls and women the more my enjoyment fades.

3.0
0

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them So it felt very ‘Deathly Hollows’ but totally ‘Harry Potter’ throughout, and not just because of the music & magic. So emotional in a ‘Oliver Twist’ kind of way, with goo acting and amazing sound/stage/characters. Loveable people and animals, with an easy plot to follow, unless you get too caught up in the story....

4.0
0

The story is fantastic, great characters, gorgous visully, the creatutures are beguiling; it was better than I could imagine. Don't miss the magic, don't miss the pure delight!

5.0
0