Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Reviews

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November 13, 2018
On that satisfying knife's edge where you can enjoy the fantasy universe but also start to feel genuine grief and fear for the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 13, 2018
There's something about this go-around that's less engaging, even on the level of sheer visual sumptuousness.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 13, 2018
The Crimes of Grindelwald is mostly table-setting, which can't sustain an entire movie-even one serving a fan base as passionate as this one.
November 13, 2018
Jude Law is the Dumbledore that we had all dreamed of. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 13, 2018
Visually brilliant, with right decisions on how to keep catching the spectators, the story surprises with several twists and changes of perspective that try to give some freshness to the setting. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 12, 2018
...sort of fun at the start, kinda agreeable at the end, but will suck your whimsy dry for most of its runtime.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/20
November 12, 2018
Though pretty and occasionally very sweet, it's barely a sequel. It's more like seafood extender.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2018
Rowling has never been afraid to get political and so it goes here. This richly rewarding tale feels like a blockbuster for our troubled times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 12, 2018
There might not be a more gorgeous-looking movie this year than Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 12, 2018
The garbled story doesn't flow in any particular direction. At best, it slowly oozes towards an ickily inconclusive finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 9, 2018
I never forgot that I was looking at visual effects...but the story is so compelling and it moves along so well, it doesn't matter.
November 9, 2018
It's such a great addition to the Harry Potter universe, and fleshes things out.
November 9, 2018
An unfocused, overwhelming and ultimately numbing sprawl that seems to drag on forever.
November 9, 2018
It has more to say than its predecessor, but the message gets jumbled in the process, leaving viewers wanting more-or at least a little more breathing room.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 9, 2018
The movie is too busy bouncing all over the place, stuffing subplot after subplot into the mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 9, 2018
More of a "Wizarding World Experience" than a complete film in itself, Crimes Of Grindelwald will at least leave audiences desperate to know what's going to happen next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2018
As it turns out, Grindelwald's biggest crime was excessive exposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 9, 2018
The combination of a cute creaturefest and the terrifying rise of magical fascism is a peculiar cocktail, but the sheer inventiveness of Rowling's world will be as seductive as ever for her fans.
November 9, 2018
"The Crimes of Grindelwald" has one of the biggest third-act reveals in the whole Harry Potter series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2018
As a middle film in a five-part series, it sometimes struggles under the pressure of juggling numerous storylines and manoeuvring its cast into place for later movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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