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

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Reviews

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November 15, 2018
Nothing seems to matter and yet everyone tells us how much is at stake.
November 15, 2018
This dreary snooze-fest puckers up to give the once-beloved franchise the Dementor's Kiss.
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 13, 2018
The new Harry Potter prequel feels more like a history lesson in our favorite magical scoundrels than anything new or entertaining, and still manages to have little plot or even the secretive mysteries that normally characterize these films
Full Review | Original Score: D+
November 14, 2018
The Crimes of Grindelwald has the unique distinction of a being a movie that is absolutely overstuffed with characters and plot lines yet nothing actually happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2018
The Crimes of Grindelwald has an utter train wreck for a plot, jumping from thread to thread ... That's a shame, because there is plenty of good about the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 8, 2018
Ironically, for a film series that's about magic, this lost all sense of magic and whimsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.8/10
November 16, 2018
What Grindewald doesn't offer is anything new, or any reason to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
November 15, 2018
You want us to sit in for three more of these? You must be riddikulus!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 14, 2018
Remember when Jude Law was cast as Dumbledore and we all thought it would pay off in this film? Well, think again. This is not much more than table-setting, and the boring kind at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 14, 2018
Any efforts at deep understanding will leave you in a trance that even Dumbledore can't break.
November 14, 2018
The film functioned as a reverse Mirror of Erised, showing me only things I desperately did not want.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 15, 2018
The Crimes of Grindelwald is hardly the first Harry Potter movie to suffer from rushing past plot points, but it is the first to seem bored with its own characters in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 15, 2018
More than "Act 2" of the proposed five, the film feels like an extended intermission, lacking focus, narrative impulse and any sense of urgency. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 8, 2018
While it is possible, if you squint very hard, to make out some of the deeper themes at play here...the real driving force behind Crimes of Grindelwald seems to be a burning desire to set up a sequel.
November 14, 2018
So. Tired. Of. Franchises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 8, 2018
If this were a film based around Johnny Depp's Grindelwald and Jude Law's young Dumbledore, we could have a near classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2018
The world Rowling dreamt up during the Tony Blair era is getting no richer after this installment, but its creator and various producers certainly will be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2018
The Wizarding World starts to lose its magic as J.K. Rowling loses the thread of stories to tell within it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 15, 2018
The Crimes of Grindelwald is at once dense with lore, yet strangely lean on plot. It can't seem to make up its mind if wants to be a Fantastic Beasts sequel or a Harry Potter prequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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