Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Release Date: July 11, 2007 (conventional theaters and IMAX) Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Director: David Yates
Screenwriter: Michael Goldenberg Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Richard Griffiths, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy MPAA Rating: PG13 Official Website: HarryPotterOrderofthePhoenix.com
In "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager's recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort's return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students.— More here
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Able 'Potter' growing darker
There's still enough suspense built into the saga to keep us watching,
but after five installments, this dazzling box office wizard is
slowly running out of tricks.There's less wonder here, and less
fun -- not even a Quidditch match. In its place is a prevailing
sense of grim determination.
Yes, the fifth in the projected seven-movie series is quite a
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To their credit, new director David Yates and new screenwriter
Michael Goldenberg never lose the heart of the tale. Even in the
midst of an incredibly thrilling magical battle of whippeting wands,
flashing light and furor, they focus on Harry's inner war. Will
he give into the angry impulses that link him to Voldemort or find
the love his mother implanted in his blood when she died to save
A powerful, poignant coming-of-age story.
And Radcliffe measures up to his character; his bold shadings reveal
Harry as both a tortured adolescent and an epic hero ready to do
battle. All of which makes Potter 5 not just a ripping yarn but
a powerful, poignant coming-of-age story.