DARK AND DIFFICULT TIMES LIE AHEAD.
Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is forced to participate in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament, something that will leave him face to face with Voldemort. That’s right, this fourth installment finally introduces us to the supremely evil arch-enemy, deliciously played by Ralph Fiennes. This chapter also deals with typical, moderately amusing teenage problems, a counterbalance to the darker ingredients. Overlong and short of genuine surprises, it is nevertheless a critically acclaimed, handsome production that gives Brendan Gleeson a terrific part as a new, wild-eyed professor.
2005-U.S. 157 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Mike Newell. Novel: J.K. Rowling. Production Design: Stuart Craig. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon… Brendan Gleeson, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Miranda Richardson, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Timothy Spall.
Trivia: Followed by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).
BAFTA: Best Production Design.