Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Warner Bros. Released 2005

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Director:
Mike Newell
Released:
2005
Rating:
PG-13

Harry Potter is stunned when his name emerges from the Goblet of Fire. The Goblet determines the competitors for the Tri-Wizard Tournament, a gruelling battle between three wizarding schools. His name should never have been in the Goblet as he's still underage, and Cedric Diggory has already been chosen as Hogwarts champion. Dumbledore declares they must abide by the Goblet's decision. Harry must compete in the dangerous tournament, where he will have to face a vicious, fire-breathing dragon, Merpeople of the Black Lake and an enchanted maze before he is safe. Winning the Cup is not Harry's goal - surviving is. With help from Hermione, Ron, Moaning Myrtle, and Neville Longbottom, Harry makes it through the first two challenges. But when the third challenge leads Harry straight into Voldemort's grasp, Harry must rely on his own skills to free himself from the Dark Lord's clutches.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    It's not until Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire that a film has successfully re-created the sense of stirring magical adventure and engaged, edge-of-your-seat excitement that ha...

  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Last year's "The Prisoner of Azkaban" seemed dark, but this excellent fourth film derived from J.K. Rowling's books is the darkest "Potter" yet, intense enough to warrant a PG-13 r...

  • 80

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    His (Ralph Fiennes) Voldemort may be the greatest screen performance ever delivered without the benefit of a nose; certainly it's a performance of sublime villainy.

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    8.0
    Since I got into the Harry Potter series a few months ago, I've been asking people what they think of it. To my surprise, most of them said they stopped after the Prisoner of Azkaban. Personally, I think Azkaban was the best one so far, so why not continue? The unanimous answer was that they didn't really want to see the kids grow up. In the Goblet of Fire, they aren't quite there yet, as in their 4th year at Hogwarts, the kids are 14. The story this time isn't centered around some mysterious artifact or person, but rather a world wide competition of student wizards. The Goblet of Fire decides who the best of the best are, allowing only one student from each school to participate. This film was special, but also lacked some of the intrigue that got us addicted to Harry Potter in the first place. Finally, a Harry Potter film focuses entirely on Harry and we get to see some of the great things that he is supposedly capable of. In fact, Ron and Hairmony's roles amount to little more than bit parts, where as in the other three films, they were all on equal ground. The fact that this was a competition takes something major away from the film. In the Goblet of Fire we aren't introduced to any new artifacts, games, or spells, there really isn't anything here that will amaze you. While it's a small thing, it's an expected thing, that does take something away from the film. What makes up for it is a terrific ending, that has to be seen in order to continue on with the series. For years, I thought Harry Potter was just overrated, pop culture, bull shit, but once I sat down to actually watch it, I came to realize that this series is as magically as the world it portrays. Every one of the first four films has been fantastic and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for the wizards of Hogwarts.moreless
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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Arthur: It's the Dark Mark, Harry. It's his mark.
      Harry: What, Voldemort? Those people tonight, in the masks, they're his too, aren't they?
      Arthur: Yeah. Death Eaters.

    • Dumbledore: So Hogwarts has been chosen to host a legendary event: The Triwizard Tournament. Now, for those of you who do not know...
      George and Fred: Brilliant.
      Dumbledore: ... the Triwizard Tournament brings together three schools for a series of magical contests. From each school a single student is selected to compete. Now let me be clear. If chosen, you stand alone. And trust me when I say these contests are not for the faint-hearted.

    • Moody: Scores of witches and wizards have claimed that they only did You-Know-Who's bidding under the influence of the Imperius curse. But here's the rub: How do you sort out the liars?

    • Moody: The Goblet of Fire is an exceptionally powerful magical object. Only an exceptionally powerful Confundus Charm could have hoodwinked it.

    • McGonagall: This can't go on Albus. First the Dark Mark. Now this?
      Dumbledore: What do you suggest, Minerva?
      McGonagall: Put an end to it. Don't let Potter compete.
      Dumbledore: You heard Barty. The rules are clear.
      McGonagall: Well, the devil with Barty and his rules. And since when did you accommodate the Ministry?
      Snape: Headmaster, I, too, find it difficult to believe this mere coincidence. However, if we are to truly discover the meaning of these events perhaps we should, for the time being let them unfold.
      McGonagall: What--? Do Nothing? Off him up as bait? Potter is a boy not a piece of meat.
      Dumbledore: I agree, with Severus.

    • Moody: (prior to facing the dragon) What are your strengths?
      Harry: Um, I don't know. Well, I can fly. I mean, I'm a fair flyer. But I...
      Moody: Better than fair, the way I heard it.
      Harry: But I'm not allowed a broom.
      Moody: You're allowed a wand.

    • Neville: Do you know there's a wizard in Nepal who's growing gravity-resistant trees?
      Harry: Neville, no offense, but I really don't care about plants. Now, if there's a Tibetan turnip that will allow me to breathe underwater for an hour then great. But otherwise--
      Neville: I don't know about a turnip. But you could always use gillyweed.

    • Voldemort: I'm going to kill you, Harry Potter. I'm going to destroy you. After tonight, no one will ever again question my power.

    • McGonagall: The house of Godric Gryffindor has commanded the respect of the wizard world for nearly 10 centuries. I will not have you, in the course of a single evening, besmirching that name by behaving like a babbling, bumbling band of baboons.

    • Moody: Come on, Potter. What are your strengths?
      Harry: Um. I don't know. I can fly. I mean, I'm a fair flyer. But I...
      Moody: Better than fair the way I heard it.
      Harry: But I'm not allowed a broom.
      Moody: You're allowed a wand.

  • NOTES (7)

    • Production Budget - $150,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $290,013,036 (3rd)
      Worldwide Gross - $896,911,078 (1st)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $369,189,762
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $1,141,777,597

    • DVD Sales (USA) - $217,141,947

    • Other Production Companies:
      Heyday Films

    • Filming locations include:
      Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England
      Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
      Eastbourne, East Sussex, England
      Fort William, Highland, Scotland
      Leavesden Studios, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, England
      Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
      Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
      Scotland
      Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England
      Glen Nevis, Highland, Scotland
      Surrey, England

    • Taglines:
      1. Dark And Difficult Times Lie Ahead.
      2. On November 18 Everything Will Change.


    • Filmed with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

    • Academy Awards Nomination:
      1. Art Direction

      BAFTA Wins:
      1. Production Design

      BAFTA Nominations:
      1. Special Effects
      2. Hair/Makeup

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Themes

saving the world, rebellious youth, buddies and gal pals, legendary heroes, child hero