Based on 386 votes and 75 reviews
Quite disappointed! Story line was nowhere near as deep as her Harry Potter series - left lots of unanswered questions at the end. Special Effects were AMAZING! Visually stunning - but so much missing in the story line.
Loved it!!! Awesome Movie!!! I want to see it again!
great story, engaging and entertaining, without going into darkness thank you ms rowling!
there is nothing to hate about this movie. almost flawless in every way
a remarkable triumph. one of the most entertaining films of the year.
absolutely amazing! best Harry Potter movie yet! I cant wait for the second one to come out!
I found this movie exciting and creative. Love all the characters and the little creature Pickett. It was a little dark but still a fantastic movie. Can't wait to see more.
Story line was a bit confusing for me but still really enjoyed the movie.
Great acting! Great storyline and special effects! Love Eddie Redmayne
Magically entertaining! Loved it!
Good Movie, good story, we'll appreciated.
For someone in their Seventy years old. An finally believe that a NEW MOIVE HAS COME.!!!! Thank Goodness Not the 15 remake which has come about the LAST FOUR.!! lOOK if your going to make a REMAKE at Least DO IT IN BLACK and WHITE. The 1930's and 1940's where great. So LET'S ,LET THEM DIE!!!
easily one of the best films of the year
i loved every minute of this film. wish it was longer
a visual triumph
Humor, great visual effects, entertaining throughout.
Loved it. Great movie. Entertaining
Great setting, costumes, special effects. Must watch in 3D. As good as any Harry Potter except final.
King Kong Lives was better.
fantastic addition to the Harry Potter universe
the only movie that fully entertained me this year
The ending dragged on and on.
wonderful. full of magic, fun and an overall brilliant film.
Wonderful, imaginative and charming film with great creatures and the terrific Eddie Redmayne. Obviously, reading these critiques, not for everyone but remember that different opinions make the World go around. I found the movie far more entertaining and well-made than the Harry Potter films even though the director, Yates, directed most of them. The premise was dark, but fascinating, with great characters and special effects. Looking forward to the next one.
I found this movie to be utter rubbish. The main hero looks mentally challenged he is suppose to be the crocodile Dundee of magical creatures he cant even look a girl in the eye.
Loved it, a little dark but there is so magical. Can't wait to see the next movie.
I think the premise was ok. But the beasts weren't beautifully fantastic. The person with the briefcase spent the entire movie hunched over seemingly speaking to a spectre behind him. Or was too dark a film. I had though it would be a more interesting and pretty movie, smaller, less loud, less yelling. Maybe that they were more benevolent, or something. I think the movie makers in trying to make up for the lack of substance, just made more, loud, yelling and screaming animals. Too bad.
I saw the movie on Sunday with a friend of mine and her caregiver, we had liked it
Don't listen to people who can't review a movie without slandering those who disagree with them. \/ \/ Shameful.
don't listen to bad reviewers. they're most likely angry star wars virgins lol. the movie was great. judge for yourself
Wizardry on steroids, I see they're going to make it very over-the-top in this series. Entertaining enough, excellent CGI and visuals. Plot a little thin though. And what is with Eddie Redmayne's character's dialogue? Totally incomprehensible. And that is unfortunate, because during those scenes where his lines call for him to explain the plot to the audience, you're lost. Redmayne tries to play it coy, but in doing so doesn't have near the charm of Radcliffe. Hopefully the next installment will have a better script and Redmayne will articulate his lines a little better. Series has potential though-just a lukewarm first offering.
More garbage from Rowling, a writer with much more luck than talent.
Whow. I couldn`t believe how bad this movie was. The Potter movies were terrific but this wasn`t. Couldn`t understand Newt. all he did was mumble. I was debating walking out but hung on to the end. This movie has one thing. Visual effects and not much else.
I loved the Harry Potter books and movies, and I mean LOVED!, so I was excited to see this latest spin-off. I left entertained yet disappointed. It obviously is setting up the next line of movies and yet it lacked some of the sizzle one expects a 'pilot' would have to grab your attention. Thoroughly enjoyed the Jacob and Queenie characters; thought Newt (Redmayne) was oddly directed as I normally love anything he does, but the overt shyness didn't draw me in; and sadly thought Ms. Waterston was miscast as Porpentina. Still, the movie is worth seeing and look forward to improved sequels.
a stunning triumph of visual wonder. loved every minute of it.
Harry Potter was a giant success because it was only the author's massive and pure imagination. But this one is planed to be another big success in movies world. Harry potter series when you read the books or watch the movies it's like you are watching the happiness of a small child of having a new red ball ! But this one was like watching the happiness of a grown up for buying a new car! simply didn't enjoy it.
Simply fantastic, and creative, 3D effects are good too!
i still cant believe the surprise cameo!!! wow...just wow
well worth the wait! such a fantastic prequel
stunning. funny. sad yet hilarious. this movie has it all. an a special surprise at the end ;)
possibly better then any harry potter film
a great holiday film
Contrived, childish, boring. All it was was a special effects orgasm. The story was utterly lacking, the dialog was cliche and unintelligent. The main actor, for me, just didnt do anything for me. This wasnt a movie worth making. There just wasnt anything worthwhile in it.
Not at all upbeat. Very dreary. Black magic etc.
Fantastically, delightfully entertaining with a touch of whimsical comedy.
perfect. in every way
this movie was amazing it was everything I wanted it to be it was sad, happy, and thrilling all at once-highly recommend!!!!!!!!
Such a delightful movie. So much fun to watch. Hey all you producers at there who "try" to make 3D movies. I have to say this is my first one that I actually experienced it. Many times. And this was not on a IMAX screen either. Will see it again, I'm sure. :-)