Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone
Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Family / Fantasy
Director: Chris Columbus
Running time: 152 mins
About Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone
The story of an ill-treated orphan who discovers that he's enrolled to start in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, this faithful adaptation is a triumphant film debut for Harry. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry) and Rupert Grint (Ron) are outstanding, as are their elders (Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith et al), whilst the depictions of Hogwarts, Quidditch and Diagon Alley (ask your children!) are outstanding. The uninitiated may feel bewildered at first, but fans will be amazed at how successfully the book has made its journey to the big screen. Magic for all the family!