"...HARRY POTTER, the film, looks just as dazzling as readers of Rowling's captivating book might hope..."
"...[Mr. Radcliffe] possesses a watchful gravity....Ms. Watson has the sass and smarts to suggest she might cast a spell of her own..."
New York Times
"...A stunning achievement in set design, costumes, make-up, special effects and a well-chosen cast rendering perfectly and vividly an iconic and universally renowned fantasy world..."
"...Rupert Grint is very good....HARRY POTTER will captivate younger children..."
Sight and Sound
"...The script is faithful, the actors are just right, the sets, costumes, makeup and effects match and sometimes exceed anything one could imagine..."Variety
"...A red-blooded adventure movie, dripping with atmosphere, filled with the gruesome and the sublime and surprisingly faithful to the novel....Director Chris Columbus seems to have created a classic..."