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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Drama
  • Children's
  • 2007
  • David Yates (2)
  • 132 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Fantasy adventure starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. Despite having battled Voldemort in person, Harry Potter cannot convince the wizarding world of the evil lord's return. Inspired by his friends in the secret Order of the Phoenix, Harry forms an underground army at Hogwarts in preparation for battle with the forces of evil.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

The magic is still there but the mood remains resolutely dark in this engrossing fifth episode in the fantasy franchise. With no Quidditch matches or tournaments to divert him, the task facing Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) is to convince the wizarding community of the re-emergence of Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). His cause isn't helped when Dumbledore's position as Head of Hogwarts comes under threat. Adapting JK Rowling's bumper-size book was always going to be a challenge, and it's therefore surprising that David Yates's film is one of the shortest in the series. Less may not necessarily be more, however, as some characters are given short shrift and subplots are sketched over. That said, Yates instils proceedings with the requisite sense of wonder, Alan Rickman is deliciously dour as Snape and Rupert Grint's Ron injects some much needed light relief, while Imelda Staunton steals the show as prim but poisonous tutor Dolores Umbridge. In a spellbinding finale set in the Ministry of Magic, we finally see the forces of good and evil engaging in full-on combat, and it's well worth the wait.

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Credits

Cast

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Harry PotterDaniel Radcliffe
Ron WeasleyRupert Grint
Hermione GrangerEmma Watson
Sirius BlackGary Oldman
Prof Albus DumbledoreMichael Gambon
Lord VoldemortRalph Fiennes
Dolores UmbridgeImelda Staunton
Prof Severus SnapeAlan Rickman
Luna LovegoodEvanna Lynch
Cho ChangKatie Leung
Bellatrix LestrangeHelena Bonham Carter
Rubeus HagridRobbie Coltrane
Mrs Molly WeasleyJulie Walters
Mr Arthur WeasleyMark Williams
Prof Sybill TrelawneyEmma Thompson
Prof Minerva McGonagallMaggie Smith
Remus LupinDavid Thewlis
Alastor "Mad-Eye" MoodyBrendan Gleeson
Cornelius FudgeRobert Hardy
Lucius MalfoyJason Isaacs
Draco MalfoyTom Felton
Argus FilchDavid Bradley (2)
Filius FlitwickWarwick Davis
Uncle VernonRichard Griffiths
Aunt PetuniaFiona Shaw

Crew

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DirectorDavid Yates (2)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2007-07-13
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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