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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

June. 04,2004
| Adventure Fantasy

Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the school, an ally of the accursed He-Who-Cannot-Be-Named lurks within the castle walls, and fearsome wizard Sirius Black escapes Azkaban. And Harry will confront them all.


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I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.

Janae Milner

Easily the biggest piece of Right wing non sense propaganda I ever saw.

Donald Seymour

This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.


Except for the childish nonsense of the bus in the beginning, it's the most entertaining entry of the three I've seen-the first three. It's also the most darker and adult. This new refreshing air is worth, above all, of the technicians and, also enough, of the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón.The special effects are impressive. In fact, together with those of "Jurassic Park", they are the digital ones that have surprised me the most; even more than those of the trilogy of "Lord of the Rings", and not because they are better or more quantity, but because they are infinitely more imaginative and elegant.The story of Rowling offers, finally, really unexpected twists. Play with our subconscious and, above all, with our prejudices: I was expecting to see Voldemort again reincarnated, resulting bored by the repetition of history, but how would expect the triangle formed by Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew! (Obviously I have not read any of the books yet, I do not know what opinion the lovers of the novel will have about it.)Although we start from a fantastic and magical world, I have been very surprised by the meticulous work in which time travel is minimally coherent. Many other modern writers should take note (I am blatantly referring to those responsible for "The Butterfly Effect" and "A Sound of Thunder").

Anish Misra

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a film directed by Alfosno Cuaron. I was curious before watching this film as many critics have noted this film a turning point in the series. After watching the film, I can say that this is by far my most favorite film of this series.Plot: Harry Potter is warned about Sirius Black, a prisoner who just escaped Azkaban prison in order to kill him.Story and direction: Taking the reins from one director to another is a very risky thing sicne you have to match the expectations of the audience as well as find a way to say your voice in the film. But this film has excelled in that department. Alfonso Cuaron is successful in providing a change of tone in the film. From scene one, you know the film is going to be different from the previous two. This is very clearly known from the lighting and camera work which is just awesome. The images of certain things like the tree or the flowers depict the kind of silence this film wants to convey. But the film doesn't seem boring for even a single moment. It is never dull because it has the series comedy that defines it. The comedy is very subtle and that says how good a director Alfonso is. Also we get to some new characters in this film, which are very interesting. I especially liked the bond formed between Lupin and Potter. He was just like a mentor to him helping him out in various odd situations. The music is also great and I can just go on about it. The VFX has improved from the previous two and even today it is very much relevant. The VFX feels real and just immerses you into the fictional world that is created. And for the first time, the Quiddicth scene was just to look out for. It was gorgeous. Also to be noted is some of the animal designs in the film. They are so life-like. You feel scared by some of them and also you feel that you want to own some of them. I liked the fact that the film is shorter than the previous two since it was a good move and a long film I guess wouldn't have worked. Steve Kloves deserves a pat on the back for adapting another chapter of Harry Potter successfully. Performances: The regular cast does their job just perfectly and also adapt to the new settings. Michael Gambon is great as the new Dumbledore. Never for a moment do you miss Richard Harris. This character also has a change of characterization from the previous two which I very much liked. David Thewlis is also great in donning the role of Remus Lupin. He is the new character that I liked the most. And finally, Gary Oldman: He is just awesome. Although his scenes are lesser than the rest, but he just leaves an impact on the mind.Favorite Scene: It would be the one where the kids go to Hogsmeade and Hermione and Ron see some building. Then Malfoy and gang come and begin to tease them. After that, Harry with the help of his invisible cloak scares Malfoy and gang away. After all, who doesn't want to see Malfoy beat up!!Verdict: This film is by far the best of Harry Potter. The film did everything for me that I wanted to see in this series. And also, it makes me anxious as I can't wait to see what else it has got to offer. This goes on to prove that when you tap on to the right content and know what your audience wants, I think you can make sequels even more successful than the originals (story wise). Sequels are never cursed. It is just that the makers should know how to handle the characters and give them the respect that they deserve.I am going with a perfect 10/10.


This movie is not as good as Chamber of Secrets, but better than The Philosopher's Stone. Everybody says that this is the marking point for when the Harry Potter films get dark. But in my opinion, the fourth one is when it gets darker.I thought the directing was very nice and the pacing was good. The story was also great, with so many clever twists and turns. I definitely recommend this movie


I have this film totally forgotten as I haven't seen it in years. Pretty much like the first 2 all the actors are back except for the actor who played Dumbledore as he passed away in 2002(Richard Harris) and was replaced by Micheal Gambon. I think this one had a dragon in it or was that the Goblet Of Fire? Overall the film was fairly good,Harry Potter is more stubborn now and even blows up his aunt in the beginning of the film. Harry of course is looking for Sirus Black(Gary Oldman) who maybe over Harry Potter's death.