Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The latest entry in the Harry Potter saga could be retitled Fast Times at Hogwarts, where finding a date to the winter ball is nearly as terrifying as worrying about Lord Voldemort's return. Thus, the young wizards' entry into puberty (and discovery of the opposite sex) opens up a rich mining field to balance out the dark content in the fourth movie (and the stories are only going to get darker). Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) handily takes the directing reins and eases his young cast through awkward growth spurts into true young actors. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe, more sure of himself) has his first girl crush on fellow student Cho Chang (Katie Leung), and has his first big fight with best bud Ron (Rupert Grint). Meanwhile, Ron's underlying romantic tension with Hermione (Emma Watson) comes to a head over the winter ball, and when she makes one of those girl-into-woman Cinderella entrances, the boys' reactions indicate they've all crossed a threshold. But don't worry, there's plenty of wizardry and action in Goblet of Fire. When the deadly Triwizard Tournament is hosted by Hogwarts, Harry finds his name mysteriously submitted (and chosen) to compete against wizards from two neighboring academies, as well as another Hogwarts student. The competition scenes are magnificently shot, with much-improved CGI effects (particularly the underwater challenge). And the climactic confrontation with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes, in a brilliant bit of casting) is the most thrilling yet. Goblet, the first installment to get a PG-13 rating, contains some violence as well as disturbing images for kids and some barely shrouded references at sexual awakening (Harry's bath scene in particular). The 2 1/2-hour film, lean considering it came from a 734-page book, trims out subplots about house-elves (they're not missed) and gives little screen time to the standard crew of the other Potter films, but adds in more of Britain's finest actors to the cast, such as Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody and Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter. Michael Gambon, in his second round as Professor Dumbledore, still hasn't brought audiences around to his interpretation of the role he took over after Richard Harris died, but it's a small smudge in an otherwise spotless adaptation. --Ellen A. Kim

Director(s): Mike Newell
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 42 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.7
Metacritic:
81
Rotten Tomatoes:
88%
PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Year:
2005
157
$289,994,397
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["Professor Moody"'s first lesson]

Barty Crouch Jr.:
(as Mad-Eye) Alastor Moody. [Writes "his" name on the board] Ex-Auror... Ministry malcontent... and your new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. I'm here because Dumbledore asked me. End of story, good-bye, the end. Any questions? [No one raises their hand] When it comes to the Dark Arts, I believe in a practical approach. But first, who can tell me how many Unforgivable Curses there are?

Hermione:
Three, sir.

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
[Writes "Unforgiveable" on a blackboard] And they are so named?

Hermione:
Because they are unforgivable. The use of any one of them will...

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
[finishing her sentence] Will earn you a one-way ticket to Azkaban. Correct. Now, the Ministry says you're too young to see what these curses do. I SAY DIFFERENT! You need to know what you're up against! You need to be prepared! [Seamus takes some gum out and puts it under his desk] You need to find another place to put your chewing gum besides the under-side of your desk, MR. FINNIGAN!

Seamus Finnigan:
[Whispering] No way. The old codger can see out the back of his head.

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
[Throws the piece of chalk at Seamus] AND HEAR ACROSS CLASSROOMS! So, which curse shall we see first? WEASLEY!

Ron:
[scared out of his wits] Yes?

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
Stand! Give us a curse.

Ron:
Well, my dad did tell me about one. The Imperius Curse.

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
Oh, yeah. Your father would know all about that. Gave the Ministry a bit of grief a few years ago. Perhaps this will show you why.

Draco Malfoy:
Why so tense, Potter? My father and I have a bet, you see. I don't think you're gonna last ten minutes in this tournament. He disagrees. He thinks you won't last five! [laughs]

Harry:
[enraged] I don't give a damn what your father thinks, Malfoy! He's vile, and cruel... and you're just pathetic.

Draco:
Pathetic?! [angrily draws his wand]

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
OH NO, YOU DON'T, SONNY! [Transfigures Draco into a ferret] I'll teach you to curse someone when their back is turned! [Proceeds to flick the ferret up and down] You stinking...cowardly...scummy...back-shooting--

McGonagall:
Professor Moody! Wha-what are you doing?!

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
Teaching.

McGonagall:
[shocked] Is that a... Is that a student?!

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
Technically, it's a ferret. [Proceeds to dump the ferret down Crabbe's trousers]

Goyle:
Stand still! Stand still! [Attempts to remove the ferret from Crabbe's trousers, only to be bitten]

[Crouch turns around and winks at Harry, who is laughing gleefully. The ferret crawls out of Crabbe's trousers, and McGonagall turns Draco back into his normal human self]

Draco:
[Getting up] My father will hear about this!

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
Is that a threat?

[Draco turns and runs]

McGonnagall:
Professor Moody--

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
IS THAT A THREAT?!

McGonnagall:
Professor--

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
I CAN TELL YOU STORIES ABOUT YOUR FATHER THAT WILL CURL EVEN YOUR GREASY HAIR, BOY!

McGonnagall:
Alastor!

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
IT DOESN'T END HERE!

McGonagall:
Alastor. [Moody listens] We never use Transfiguration as a punishment! Surely, Dumbledore told you that?

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
He might've mentioned it.

McGonagall:
Well, you will do well to remember it. [She turns around, before gesturing a group of students gathered nearby to leave] Away!

[As McGonagall walks away, Crouch sticks his tongue out at her, behind her back]

Crouch (as Mad-Eye):
You. Come with me.

[Harry is in a memory of Dumbledore's using the pensieve]

Bartemius Crouch Sr.:
Igor Karkaroff, you have been brought from Azkaban at your own request to present evidence to this council. Should your testimony prove consequential, Council may be prepared to order your immediate release. Until such time you remain, in the eyes of the Ministry, a convicted Death Eater. Do you accept these terms?

Igor Karkaroff:
I do, sir.

Bartemius Crouch Sr.:
And what do you wish to present?

Igor Karkaroff:
I have names, sir. There was a Rosier, Evan Rosier.

Bartemius Crouch Sr.:
Mr. Rosier is dead.

Igor Karkaroff:
Dead?

Alastor Moody:
[to Dumbledore] Yeah, he took a piece of me with him, though, didn't he?

Igor Karkaroff:
I didn't know.

Bartemius Crouch Sr.:
If that is all the witness has to offer...

Igor Karkaroff:
No! No! There was Rookwood, he was a spy.

Bartemius Crouch Sr.:
Augustus Rookwood? Of the Department of Mysteries?

Igor Karkaroff:
Ya ya, the same. He passed information to You-Know-Who from inside the Ministry itself.

Bartemius Crouch Sr.:
Very well, the council will deliberate. In the meantime you will return to Azkaban.

Igor Karkaroff:
NO! WAIT! WAIT! PLEASE! PLEASE!. I have more! What about Snape, Severus Snape?

Dumbledore:
The council is very much aware of given evidence to this matter. Severus Snape was indeed a Death Eater, and prior to Lord Voldemort's downfall turned spy for us at great personal risk. Today he's no more a Death Eater than I am.

Igor Karkaroff:
[with demented fury] It's a lie! Severus Snape remains faithful to the Dark Lord!

Bartemius Crouch Sr.:
Silence! Unless the witness possesses any genuine name of consequence, this session is now concluded.

Igor Karkaroff:
Oh, no, no, no, no, no. I heard about one more.

Bartemius Crouch Sr.:
What's that?

Igor Karkaroff:
The name...

Bartemius Crouch Sr.:
Yes?

Igor Karkaroff:
I know for a fact that this person took part in the capture, and by means of the Cruciatus curse, torture of the Auror Frank Longbottom and his wife...

[Barty Crouch Jr. stands up and starts to leave]

Bartemius Crouch Sr.:
The name. Give me the wretched name!

Igor Karkaroff:
Barty Crouch! [Rita Skeeter gasps, pause] Junior.

[Barty Crouch Jr. tries to escape, but is stunned by Alastor Moody, and courtroom officials restrain him]

Barty Crouch Jr.:
Get your filthy hands off of me, you pathetic little men! [He is brought before his father] Hello, father. [flicks his tongue]

Bartemius Crouch Sr.:
[visibly hurt] You are no son of mine.

[Barty Crouch Jr. licks his lips, then screams with rage. He lunges at his father, only to be held back.]


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