Harry Potter and the philosophers stone (2001)
Front Cover Actor
Daniel Radcliffe
Rupert Grint
Emma Watson
Robbie Coltrane
Richard Harris
Maggie Smith
Alan Rickman
John Hurt
Zoe Wanamaker
Richard Griffiths
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Children; Fantasy
Director Chris Columbus
Studio Warner Home Video
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 152 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Here's an event movie that holds up to being an event. This filmed version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, adapted from the wildly popular book by J.K. Rowling, stunningly brings to life Harry Potter's world of Hogwarts, the school for young witches and wizards. The greatest strength of the film comes from its faithfulness to the novel, and this new cinematic world is filled with all the details of Rowling's imagination, thanks to exuberant sets, elaborate costumes, clever makeup and visual effects, and a crème de la crème cast, including Maggie Smith, Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, and more. Especially fine is the interplay between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his schoolmates Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), as well as his protector, the looming Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane). The second-half adventure--involving the titular sorcerer's stone--doesn't translate perfectly from page to screen, ultimately because of the film's fidelity to the novel; this is a case of making a movie for the book's fans, as opposed to a transcending film. Writer Steve Kloves and director Chris Columbus keep the spooks in check, making this a true family film, and with its resourceful hero wide-eyed and ready, one can't wait for Harry's return. Ages 8 and up. --Doug Thomas
Personal Details
My Rating 5
Seen It Yes
Index 181
In Collection Yes
Location Home
Owner Olavo Lira
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 085392246724
Release Date 2002
Subtitles Arabic; English; English for the hearing impaired
Audio Tracks English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby