Chris Columbus – 2001
This Chris Columbus movie has its moments and the occasional impressive spectacle, but it fails to come alive (it’s much too long). Some of the CGI is quite poor – especially in the Quidditch scenes and the Troll fight.
The ‘Harry at home’ scenes are reminiscent of Terry Gilliam‘s brilliant Time Bandits -but without the originality. The young members of the cast are okay, but it’s the older members who really impress (Alan Rickman is a standout).
Average family fare.