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

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

The first non-Harry film in the Potter-verse favours a 1926 New York setting that follows characters pivotal to the Harry Potter mythology. If you’re not aware that Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) was a magical zoologist who wrote a textbook or that Gellert Grindelwald fought Dumbledore in an infamous battle for something-or-rather, Fantastic Beasts defines itself so well that newbies can easily follow while nerd eyes will soak up all the new details.

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Variety

Variety

"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.

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Total Film

Total Film

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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Stuff

Stuff

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

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Newshub

Newshub

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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Collider

Collider

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

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