Directed by Alfonso Cuaron
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Rupert Grint
  • Emma Watson
  • Alan Rickman
  • Maggie Smith
  • Michael Gambon
  • Robbie Coltrane
  • Gary Oldman
Screenplay by Steve Kloves
Genre Fantasy, Family, Adventure


UK Release Date 31st May 2004


Harry Potter (Radcliffe) and his two best friends (Grint, Watson) are going into their third year at Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry. After a prisoner from Azkaban, who was linked with the murder of Harry’s parents, escapes Harry has to watch his back.

Is The Plot Interesting?

J.K. Rowling is such a creative person; every Harry Potter story has a brilliant plot and is engaging. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban is no exception. The story is fun and entertaining with some heart-felt moments.

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Is The Acting Good?

Sadly Richard Harris died on October 25th 2002 which meant Dumbledore had to be recast. Michael Gambon got the role and I can’t imagine anyone better; he brings a lot of energy and style to the role.

Is The Directing Good?

The directing style has changed from Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber Of Secrets. Alfonso Cuaron has taken the series in a different direction, it feels a lot darker than the other two movies, but it works perfectly.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban has some really good shots, the best out of a Harry Potter movie so far. Many of the shots contribute to the movie and add to the overall tone.

Is It Worth Watching?

This installment in the Harry Potter franchise focuses in on the pain having no real family has caused Harry and it makes the character so much more likeable and just for that reason alone the movie is worth a watch.


Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

– Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore