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2.8
1,609 Ratings

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Directed by David Yates
United States, United Kingdom, 2016
Fantasy, Adventure

Synopsis

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Directed by David Yates

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Achievement in Production Design

2017 | Winner: Best Achievement in Costume Design

BAFTA Awards

2017 | 4 nominations including: Outstanding British Film of the Year

2017 | Winner: Best Production Design

Irish Film and Television Awards

2017 | Nominee: Actor in a Supporting Role

Empire Awards

2017 | 4 wins including: Best Costume Design

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Visual Effects

Critics reviews

With its gathering sense of gloom and its brooding characters, Fantastic Beasts feels pitched not so much toward kids but to somewhat older viewers, possibly the fans who matured with Harry. And while the spectacle is certainly there, and with it a hint of the grandeur of those earlier films, there’s something empty at this movie’s heart. Fantastic Beasts is often lovely to look at, at times even stirring, but there’s very little to hold on to, story- or character-wise.
November 16, 2016
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Even though the movie preaches tolerance, its ideas never quite jell. Still, Yates and Rowling are intent on working their charm on us, and some of it sticks: If Redmayne’s performance is just too adorably mannered, Fogler and Sudol twirl through their roles like dance-floor champs—both have low-key, breezy allure.
November 15, 2016
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With the richest fictional world this side of “Star Wars,” the “Harry Potter” universe is one the great achievements in modern popular culture. And now, J.K. Rowling’s prequel, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” shows that her universe expands handily. Taking a step back from the pressure to continue the existing storyline, she dips into its past for a smart, engaging prequel that deepens the “Potter” saga while pushing it in a fresh direction.
November 12, 2016
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