Blunt Reviews Presents: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

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It was a real nostalgia trip for me to re-watch this film, and I was ready to emerge disappointed, but to my surprise this film actually holds up pretty well. At the center we have some pretty diabolical child acting, but if you look past that you’ll find a genuinely well executed family film that is a solid introduction to the world of Harry Potter before it turns dark. It is by no means perfect and there are some pretty big blunders, but the production design alone is commendable, and although Alan Rickman is severely underused he is still perfect.

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