Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them2016 METASCORE Generally favorable reviews based on 50 Critics See All 66 USER SCORE Generally favorable reviews based on 949 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: 679 Mixed: 188 Negative: 82 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 15 of 28 users found this helpful1513 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 21 users found this helpful912 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 4 users found this helpful13 7 SrPepe Jan 3, 2018 Un buen comienzo de lo que espero que sea una gran trilogía. No es la gran cosa pero emociona ver en que se puede convertir. 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 Xan_Ryil Dec 2, 2016 This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Here’s what’s wrong with Fantastic Beasts…!!!!
1. Eddie Redmayne
Eddie could hold first 10 position on this list because of his worst ever portrayal of any character written by J. K Rowling. It’s a new low by an Oscar winner. Even with all the efforts by writer and director, Eddie not only failed to make audience feel infatuated with him but one can’t even relate to his character. It has something to do with his hate towards camera’s lenses or his love for his side profile that he would rather should his left cheek most of the time instead of facing the camera. His acting is pretty much unidimensional. Character shows no development or attachment to anyone besides harnessing some weird animals. 2. Rest of the cast
As much as we praised the casting director of Harry Potter for bringing such brilliant mix to our lives, audience will curse the casting director of Fantastic for the job to bring worst performers on the screen…altogether. None of the actors could really fit in the character (much thanks to J. K. Rowling’s very weak characterization). Every actor seems to be the miss fit. And wearing weird costumes and hair. Lead characters seems to miss the cohesiveness among them even they witch sisters are distant. Some characters hardly acknowledge another’s screen presence.
3. The adventure
Unlike Harry Potter and as the movie is sold, there is less or no adventure involved. Eventually the biggest threat is the exposure (which does not sound that much of a threat). There is nothing left in the action sequence when it’s known to be harmless to living being whether it’s animal or dark force which despite of revolving around the person who betrayed him does not hard him a bit ( not even his hair were messed up while Eddie’s were all messed up throughout )
4. Plotline and Characterization
Story is pretty much vague, we never know, how did the beasts escaped at the first? Here much is left to imagination or presumption that only die hard readers of the books are watching the movie. Also the intentions of characters are not clear, why Newt is taking Jacob to everywhere, only likeness is not enough, beside the movie would have still be the same without Jacob as he plays no role in whole movie at all. Same is the character of Queenie and her affection for Jacob. Some sub plots used, were only waste of budget especially Shaw’s death and his father & brother’s rage. Signing John Voight for a role which has no significance was mismanagement by studio. I personally struggled to have fun during most of the part. Story was plain straight and offered no excitement.
Ending is very much like any other super hero movie. Someone trying to take over and destroying building during its movement however it does not do much harm we’ll give it that ( and they can’t come up with sequel where heroes will be held responsible or be divided among themselves to take responsibility of the destruction and mass murder). Even though Tine was closer to credence (a character which should won award for the worst hair cut in history of mankind), she sends Newt to save and talk to him. Another failed effort by W Bros to create beloved hero (but with Eddie’s stupid acting or in words of Sia “Cheap Thrills” it’s impossible). Graves’ intentions about obscurus and newt are so unclear. It’s not revealed what he wanted to do with obscurus and it was annoying what he was doing with Newt in the subway. As is the fact that they have planned 4 more movies after this adventure less movie. What’s good with Fantastic Beasts?
1. Collin Farrell
Mr. Farrell is the best thing in the movie. Although his character lacks the depth and background but Collin gave persona and intensity to it. He literally owned every frame he was in. He could have been one of those series antagonists who are both evil and memorable. 2. Cameo
I was not going to write it as it would have caused “Spoiler Alert” but I cannot, not write about it. Johnny Depp’s cameo is the best cameo ever in film or television. Even that I had read about it, still I completely forgot and almost jumped out of my seat to see him. He gave us hope.
3. Future prospects
Now that Eddie is signed and played Newt, they can’t replace him but J. K. Rowling can bring Albus Dumbledore in the story and make him the lead instead. It would make the story much mature, dark and fan favorite.… Expand 0 of 0 users found this helpful00 0 IHateEveryMovie Dec 24, 2016 This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Fantastic Beasts? There are a bunch of them. I don't know their names. Where to find them? Newt's suitcase. He should really leave his suitcase on muggle mode (That's no-mag if you're American. (Or is it spelled no-maj? Either way it's short for no magic.)) so that they stop escaping. The best part about this movie is the relationship between the mind reader and the no-mag.… Expand 1 of 5 users found this helpful14 SEE ALL 167 REVIEWS More From Metacritic Every Johnny Depp Movie This Century, Ranked We rank all 38 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... Current Movie Releases By MetascoreBy Userscore 1 90 Phantom Thread 2 88 Black Panther 3 88 Paddington 2 4 85 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The... 5 83 The Post SEE ALL More From Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them See all trailers 2:36 240 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2:36 0 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (International Trailer 6) 2:32 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Trailer 3) 3:53 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Imax Fan Event (Featurette) 1:06 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Case Full Of Monsters 1:06 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Just A Smidge 2:26 1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (International Trailer 5) 3:42 1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: IMAX Fan Event Featurette... 2:13 1 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: A New Hero (Featurette) 2:49 4 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Behind The Scenes (Featurette) 1:48 1 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (International Trailer 1) 1:53 3 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Trailer 1) 2:11 2 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (International Trailer 2) 1:10 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Strudel 1:59 1 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Wand Training (Featurette) 2:18 1 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Trailer 2) 1:04 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Setting Dangerous Creatures Loose 0:45 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Jon Voight On His Character 0:28 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: J.K. Rowling On The Development 0:23 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Ezra Miller On His Relationship To... 0:21 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Katherine Waterston On The Story 0:18 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Lionel Wigram On Pushing The Boundaries 2:36 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Trailer 4) 0:59 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Ron Perlman On His Character 'Gnarlak' 0:22 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Eddie Redmayne On The Script 0:37 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: David Yates On J.K. Rowling 0:53 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Alison Sudol On Her Character 'Queenie' 0:45 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Welcome To New York 0:35 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Colin Farrell On J.K. Rowling And... 0:33 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Carmen Ejogo On Her Character... 1:00 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: David Heyman On Eddie Redmayne 0:30 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Dan Fogler On His Character 'Jacob... 2:36 0 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Blu-Ray/DVD Trailer)