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Rated PG-13 · 138 minutes · 2007

Action, Adventure, Family
That hint of darkness in the previous Harry Potter movies becomes full-blown gloom and doom in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth, and easily the nastiest, film of the franchise. The movies have gotten progressively darker, and it seems as if the kids at the center are headed toward some sort of wizardry apocalypse. This chapter’s dark spirit is a far cry from the cinematic Disneyland that was the first installment. The kids are older now, and their adolescent angst is needed as they do battle with the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) and, even worse, a truly lousy and mean new teacher (Imelda Staunton). Daniel Radcliffe is becoming quite the fine actor, as are his on-screen cohorts. Harry has a tough time in this movie, and things don’t look to be getting any better in future chapters. All the more fun for us.


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Gloomy Forecast

The Harry Potter series continues to get darker with the fine 'Order of the Phoenix' »

Official Site: www.warnerbros.com/movies/harry-potter-and-order-phoenix
Director: David Yates
Writer: J.K. Rowling and Michael Goldenberg
Producer: Andy Surry, David Barron, David Heyman, Geraldine Patten, John Trehy, Lionel Wigram, Lorne Orleans and Tim Lewis
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson, Jason Isaacs, Harry Melling, Jason Boyd, Richard Macklin, Kathryn Hunter, Miles Jupp, Fiona Shaw, Richard Griffiths, Jessica Stevenson, Adrian Rawlins, Geraldine Somerville, Nick Shrim, Robert Pattinson, Natalia Tena, Brendan Gleeson, George Harris, Peter Cartwright, Bridgette Millar, Mark Williams, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Timothy Bateson, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Bonnie Wright, Jamie Wolpert, Nicholas Blane, Daisy Haggard, Robert Hardy, Chris Rankin, Imelda Staunton, Sian Thomas, Tom Felton, Jamie Waylett, Joshua Herdman, Katie Leung, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Ryan Nelson, David Bradley, Devon Murray, William Melling, Apple Brook, Alfred Enoch, Afshan Azad, Shefali Chowdhury, Warwick Davis, Jim McManus, Sam Beazley, John Atterbury, Arben Bajraktaraj, Richard Leaf, Tony Maudsley, Alec Hopkins, Robert Jarvis, James Walters, Charles Hughes, James Utechin, Jason Piper, Michael Wildman, Richard Cubison, Peter Best, Tav MacDougall and Richard Trinder

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