10 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Movie Reviews That’ll Piss Fans Off

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The series has been over for years — apart from the spin-off that's currently in the works, obvs — but that hasn't stopped fans of Harry Potter from showing their dedication time after time. (Note the stunning and creative HP-themed tattoos.) So we're sure that, even though the J.K. Rowling book series turned megawatt movie franchise is long over, Potterheads will be beyond pissed when they read the following bad film reviews of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:

"Yet for all its faithfulness to the concrete details of the book, the film is missing something when it comes to capturing the most important detail of all: its sense of magic."
Fresno Bee

What Culture

"It's way too long, there's no story, no logic, no villain, all the supporting characters are more interesting than Potter, and I learned nothing about being a wizard."
Films in Review

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"In a perpetual state of Petrificus Totalus, Columbus contributes a pedestrian direction as if he was looking for his own place in Hufflepuff 'where they are just & loyal.'"
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"This film is capable of a certain brand of magic: it may turn the faithful into Muggles."
NY Times

"A Xerox copy of the book, and a copy is never as good as the original."
Goatdog's Movies

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"Rarely has a movie seemed more beholden to its roots, or required so much outside help to give it its spark."
Flipside Movie Emporium

Gaia Online
"Like the Ewok TV movies of the mid 80s, Harry Potter meaninglessly shoestrings a new fantastical event with every scene."

"Emotionally, this Harry Potter is just as inert as the popcorn-munching masses watching him."
Film Snobs

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"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a film with no personality of its own, despite being filled with many unforgettable personalities."
Jeffrey Westhoff


"Its efforts to set itself above the bar are rather admirable, if not quite charming or endearing in their eventual failures."
Matinee Magazine

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