Though it may be a little overtly child-oriented for adult audiences, this is still a beautifully designed world full of wonder and a great start to a series. Full review later.
The best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling (titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in England, as was this film adaptation) becomes this hotly anticipated fantasy adventure from Chris Columbus, t... read more
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release Date: November 16, 2001
DVD Release Date: May 28, 2002
Stats: 58,381 reviews
Flixster Reviews (58,381)
March 3, 2013
January 18, 2013
Ah, the first film adaptation of the beloved Harry Potter series.
Harry Potter is an 11-year-old boy who comes to find out that he is a wizard. He lives with his uncaring Muggle (non magic) aunt, uncle, and cousin since his parents died when he was a baby. They were murdered by ...
December 19, 2012
I'm taking a look back at the Harry Potter series with as unbiased of eyes as I possibly can being a massive fan of the books and films. Sorcerer's Stone starts the series off well with a great cast of newcomers and veterans stepping into roles that would shape some of their live...
August 11, 2012fb1442511448
Chris Columbus makes a magical bound from this first installment. 'Sorcerer's Stone' will leave its fans satisfied from the accurate direction as well as leave moviegoers a sensational feel. The film's young cast provide a charismatic charm that even modern-day stars could not po...
May 28, 2012fb100000293612769
It is flawed for sure, but the loyalty to the text, Williams' magical score, and the beautiful message of friendship and a mother's love make it an iconic film that will be remembered for its cultural significance.
February 10, 2012
Based on the novel of the same name by rags-to-riches author J.K. Rowling, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE was just the beginning of a cinematic legacy. It is a fantasy film for the entire family, twisting both clich√ (C)d aspects of magic (i.e. magic wand becomes simply wa...
January 17, 2012
Gets the party started. Good enough for me.
November 10, 2011
A smart fantastic start to an ptherwise average franchise only really for action or potter fans.
October 30, 2011
One of the best start's to a phenomenon ever recorded, my second favorite in the series, and a start to one of the most successful franchises ever created.
July 31, 2011fb729949618
Haven't read the books so can't compare, but this is a great film and a great start to the franchise.
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