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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

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A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.

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Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is about to start and he is enjoying the summer vacation with his friends. They get the tickets to The Quidditch World Cup Final but after the match is over, people dressed like Lord Voldemort's 'Death Eaters' set a fire to all the visitors' tents, coupled with the appearance of Voldemort's symbol, the 'Dark Mark' in the sky, which causes a frenzy across the magical community. That same year, Hogwarts is hosting 'The Triwizard Tournament', a magical tournament between three well-known schools of magic : Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang. The contestants have to be above the age of 17, and are chosen by a magical object called Goblet of Fire. On the night of selection, however, the Goblet spews out four names instead of the usual three, with Harry unwittingly being selected as the Fourth Champion. Since the magic cannot be reversed, Harry is forced to go with it and brave three exceedingly difficult tasks. Written by Soumitra

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images | See all certifications »

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18 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The IMAX Experience  »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£14,933,901 (UK) (18 November 2005)

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$289,994,397 (USA) (31 March 2006)
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Victor Krum and his fellow Drumstrang students wear red during the Yule ball. Red is of course one of the colors of Gryffindor. See more »

Goofs

(at around 43 mins) When Harry is talking to Sirius through the fire, the light effects on Harry's face should be flickering because of the fire, but instead the light effects are steady. See more »

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Frank Bryce: Bloody kids!
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The end credits appear on parchment paper that is burning around the edges, similar to the names taken from the Goblet of Fire. See more »

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Best Potter Yet
20 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd hate to face the task of condensing a 700 page book into a movie - even a two and a half hour movie, but they've managed pretty well with this installment of the adventures of Harry Potter.

For fans of the movies, you'll find this installment a little darker, a little grittier, and a little more involving. The characters are growing up and are now facing more adult situations with more adult outlooks.

For fans of the books, you should find this adaptation a commendable reflection of Rowling's tale. Naturally, some parts had to be modified or cut entirely - there's no way to avoid that without making it a 10 hour movie - but the parts that were cut were either not critical to the story line, or will be easy to account for in the films to come. Unless you're an obsessive nitpicker about every last detail, you should find this a satisfactory film version of Goblet of Fire.

Goblet of Fire works well as a stand-alone film, as a film version of Rowling's book, and is in my opinion quite easily the best Potter movie yet.


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