"Newell has a gift for light comedy, and he knows just how to release the sour-ball charms of his fellow Brits..."
3 stars out of 4 -- "With the cast getting looser and the mind games kinkier, it's hard to resist."
"[T]he director Mike Newell embraces the saga's dark side with flair....[T]he combination of British eccentricity, fatalism and steady-on pluck remains intact."New York Times
"As Harry's life becomes more complex, so this film takes on a darker hue....Brit director Mike Newell enlivens the brooding atmosphere with stunning action sequences..."
"Harry's climactic duel with Lord Voldemort packs an emotional wallop. And it's fun to watch the kids grow."USA Today
"[I]n granting THE GOBLET OF FIRE an earthier real-world tone, Newell has crafted a parable about the pains and pangs of adolescence. In doing so, he has made the most grown-up Potter yet."
Sight and Sound
4 stars out of 5 -- "GOBLET OF FIRE is crisp, vibrant, and absolutely magical."Ultimate DVD