Opened: November 18, 2005
Directed by: Mike Newell
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Robert Pattinson, Clémence Poésy, Stanislav Ianevski, Miranda Richardson, Predrag Bjelac, Frances de la Tour, David Tennant, Eric Sykes, Mark Williams, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Robert Hardy, Roger Lloyd Pack, Katie Leung, Matthew Lewis, William Melling, David Bradley, Devon Murray, Afshan Azad, Warwick Davis, Shefali Chowdhury, Alfie Enoch, Jamie Waylett, Josh Herdman, Shirley Henderson, Adrian Rawlins & Geraldine Somerville
The fourth installment of Harry Potter changes the narrative for the rest of the series.
For the first time in over 200 years, the wizarding world is hosting the Triwizard Tournament where a student from Hogwarts, Durmstrang and Beauxbatons will compete in multiple dangerous challenges. Harry’s (Daniel Radcliffe) name is mysteriously spit out of the Goblet of Fire and now he will have to face off skilled competitors.
More magical creatures than ever are seen in this one and the tasks in the tournament are thrilling, but more often than not, you’re waiting for something to happen. It feels as if two-thirds of the movie is just a filler.
The ending is incredibly intense and introduces us to a villain that will change the course of the story from here on.
Final say: The end makes up for the beginning. ★★★☆☆