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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Reviews - Metacritic

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

2016 METASCORE Generally favorable reviews based on 50 Critics See All 66 USER SCORE Generally favorable reviews based on 898 Ratings See All 7.3 VOTE NOW 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Please enter your birth date to watch this video: You are not allowed to view this material at this time. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Autoplay On Off Movie Details & Credits Warner Bros. | Release Date: November 18, 2016 Starring: Alison Sudol, Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler, Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston Summary: It's 1926 and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident… were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’sIt's 1926 and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident… were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.… Expand Director: David Yates Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, Family Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 133 min See All Details and Credits Awards & Rankings 20 #20 Most Discussed Movie of 2016 39 #39 Most Shared Movie of 2016 Watch Now Stream On Stream On Metascore 66 Positive: 33 Mixed: 15 Negative: 2 Critic Reviews 100 The Guardian - Peter Bradshaw Nov 12, 2016 That entertainment enchanter JK Rowling has come storming back to the world of magic in a shower of supernatural sparks - and created a glorious fantasy-romance adventure. Read full review 80 Arizona Republic - Bill Goodykoontz Nov 16, 2016 It’s all quite intricate and entertaining and terrific to look at. The “Fantastic” of the title might be stretching things a bit, but it doesn’t miss the mark by much. Better still, it makes you look forward to, and not dread, the next installment — and that’s real magic. Read full review 75 Washington Post - Michael O'Sullivan Nov 17, 2016 The plot thickens, along with the emotional tension, which was always the best part of the Potter universe, and not the dazzling special effects. Read full review 70 The New York Times - Manohla Dargis Nov 17, 2016 With the strange caws and showy displays, these beasties provide a lot of the movie’s easygoing pleasures. The adults are rather less engaging. Read full review 67 Entertainment Weekly - Chris Nashawaty Nov 12, 2016 Fantastic Beasts is two-plus hours of meandering eye candy that feels numbingly inconsequential. Read full review 60 Empire - Helen O'Hara Nov 12, 2016 Big, bold and teeming with imagination, it is so busy world-building that it occasionally forgets to have fun. But with this heavy lifting done, there’s every reason to hope for an even more magical adventure next time. Read full review 38 Slant Magazine - Eric Henderson Nov 17, 2016 The film exists resolutely outside of salience and doggedly within the comfort of escapism. Read full review SEE ALL 50 REVIEWS User Score Write a Review 7.3 Positive: 638 Mixed: 183 Negative: 77 User Reviews 10 dspratlin Nov 19, 2016 What’s it about?

Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) misplaces an enchanted suitcase in 1920s New York. An extremely profitable franchise is unleashed. What did I think? Hey, you guys like Harry Potter? Then I’ve got good news: Fantastic Beasts is the worthy spin-offWhat’s it about?

Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) misplaces an enchanted suitcase in 1920s New York. An extremely profitable franchise is unleashed.

What did I think?

Hey, you guys like Harry Potter? Then I’ve got good news: Fantastic Beasts is the worthy spin-off that you’re going to be really into for the next ten years or so. While it’s darker than the original films, it’s packed with subtle little nods to them that fans will adore, and the story (though somewhat complicated) is good enough to stand alone. It’s tremendous fun to see the wizarding world through a 1920s lens – magical speakeasy, anyone? – and the inhabitants of Scamander’s Pokeball-meets-TARDIS suitcase are just as fantastic as advertised. This film will frighten young children, but everyone else will be thoroughly enchanted.… Expand 13 of 24 users found this helpful1311 9 Mamosha Nov 18, 2016 U know guys I hope in future we will have law about cooruptibility rewievs of "critics" cause this movie are really good, actors really nice played, we have a little long scenes near ending of this movie but it is really good and a think it is one of the best movie of 2016 year. I am notU know guys I hope in future we will have law about cooruptibility rewievs of "critics" cause this movie are really good, actors really nice played, we have a little long scenes near ending of this movie but it is really good and a think it is one of the best movie of 2016 year. I am not Harry Potter fan i just wana to throw to jail this critics who many time write their review for money cause many computer games and many movies unfairly overestimated or underestimated. Why we need normal law about this? Сause it concerns the service sector and when I come to cafe and waiter advises and give me bad launch i dont wana pay for it and i take my money back and waiter have problem with authority. I hope many ppl understood me.… Expand 9 of 19 users found this helpful910 8 thedaywalker Dec 31, 2016 Maintaining the magical components of the Harry Potter world and adding more creatures that i couldn't even imagine, and a great twist in the end, just was expecting more from some characters, but if you enjoyed the harry potter franchise, you will certainly enjoy this movie 1 of 3 users found this helpful12 7 evokings May 29, 2017 the movie was well done, but I feel there is no connection to harry potter universe, to be fair maybe a few names and spells from that universe creep in, this movie feels like it take place in the past background of the harry potter universe, the movie is a bit long at bits i felt honestlythe movie was well done, but I feel there is no connection to harry potter universe, to be fair maybe a few names and spells from that universe creep in, this movie feels like it take place in the past background of the harry potter universe, the movie is a bit long at bits i felt honestly like it was not explaining itself enough but it eventually explains the story to you, but the movie makes you wait for the back story to present itself, it feels vary JK Rowling-esque the movie is good, but nothing special the whole movie as a whole is a good watch.… Expand 0 of 0 users found this helpful00 6 HMF_47 Nov 21, 2016 This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Honestly, I'm baffled the by the overly positive reception this movie is getting. While it's not one of the worst of the year, it's a meandering and overblown mess that feels created out of a corporative decision rather than a genuine desire to expand a universe.

As someone that isn't very deep into Harry Potter, I felt quite alienated several times, since it seems like you need to be familiar with the lore to fully appreciate the story. David Yates' direction is merely serviceable, nothing more, nothing less. J.K. Rowling's script, on the other hand, lacks focus and sympathetic characters with discernible motivations (Kowalski and the mind-reading woman are completely pointless). The actors do what they can, but they can't overcome the limitations they have to work with. There are some attempts at cathartic scenes, but they're never really earned. What's particularly frustrating is that there are some interesting themes (immigration, repressed sexuality), but the movie doesn't actually develop them. Also, when will Hollywood learn that smoke villains are terrible and that blonde Johnny Depp can't be taken seriously?… Expand 1 of 4 users found this helpful13 5 Thejudge21 Jan 27, 2017 If you are going into this expecting the same magic that was in all the harry Potter films you will be disappointed. It's not a terrible film, it has its moments, but you never get close to the characters, you quickly forget them when the film is over, and if they make a sequel, itIf you are going into this expecting the same magic that was in all the harry Potter films you will be disappointed. It's not a terrible film, it has its moments, but you never get close to the characters, you quickly forget them when the film is over, and if they make a sequel, it won't be first on your films to see list. Eddie Redmayne was miscast, too ponderous, too layed back, and mumbling right through the film. If you had that many fantastic beasts you would at least smile now and then or be the slightest bit exited. He was like watching paint dry. Poor script, trying to be many things but being none, especially a romantic film with such a dour main actor. The ending summed it all up. Not enough character storytelling and character's you care about. Which is what made the harry Potter films so enjoyable.… Expand 0 of 0 users found this helpful00 0 juliusjun Dec 18, 2016 lame lame lame. You can telescope! Why you come to NYC by boat then? What's the use of Tina? Crying? What's the point of Mary Lou? She is against witches? Why she is not destroyed by all-mighty witches? What's the heck of the relations of Newt's beasts with the antagonist? Nothing! 2lame lame lame. You can telescope! Why you come to NYC by boat then? What's the use of Tina? Crying? What's the point of Mary Lou? She is against witches? Why she is not destroyed by all-mighty witches? What's the heck of the relations of Newt's beasts with the antagonist? Nothing! 2 stories! childish childish childish… Expand 1 of 4 users found this helpful13 SEE ALL 159 REVIEWS More From Metacritic Every Johnny Depp Movie This Century, Ranked We rank all 37 of Johnny Depp's films from the 21st century by Metascore. 15 Films to See in November We pick out the most promising films headed to theaters this month, from... DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: March 2017 Find a complete guide to TV and movie titles heading to Blu-ray and DVD... 2017 Oscars: Full Winners List + Reviews of the Show Find a full list of winners in all 24 Academy Awards categories, get... 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