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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Review

Movies.com Critics

4.5

Dave White Profile

… dark and murderous … Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    71

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    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

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

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

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly 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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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today 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 it.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    ReelViews 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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