Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

STREAMING NOW5 Providers
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author J. K. Rowling and director David Yates return to the Harry Potter universe with this spinoff story, starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) as writer Newt Scamander who discovers an underground community of witches and wizards in New York - 70 years before Harry reads his book.

Best Costume Design, Academy Awards 2017; Best Production Design, 2017 BAFTAs
2016Rating: M, Violence133 minsUK, USA
AdventureKids & FamilyFantasyBlockbuster
Director:
David Yates ('Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows', 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince', 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix')
Writer:
J.K. Rowling
Cast:
Eddie RedmayneEzra MillerKatherine WaterstonAlison SudolColin FarrellZoë KravitzDan FoglerJenn MurrayRon PerlmanJon Voight
92%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Spectacular.

An enjoyable prequel/spinoff with an entertaining plot, dazzling visuals and newfound characters, leading audiences wanting more of what's yet to come.

4.0
0

Nothing like Harry Potter

Loved this - This is a movie on its own which brings out Magic to another level. Would watch this again. Very good

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

"Fantastic Beasts" has clearly been designed for the most devoted of Rowling's fans, and though it may prove confusing to newcomers, the faithful will appreciate the fact the film never talks down to its audience.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

This first instalment showcases just enough of them to make you sign up for the full expedition.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

I'm not sure which is more adorable, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, or the creatures he smuggles into the US in his battered leather briefcase.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Rowling and Yates have given us a terrifically good-natured, unpretentious and irresistibly buoyant film.

5.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

This film starts off playfully and then gets, at times, extraordinarily intense and threatening.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A surprisingly intimate watch given its scale, with moments of real tenderness.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Likely to draw in just about everyone who followed the Potter series and to please most of them, the picture also has things to offer for fantasy-friendly moviegoers who only casually observed that phenomenon.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With this heavy lifting done, there's every reason to hope for an even more magical adventure next time.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

Who needs Harry Potter? With 'Fantastic Beasts', it's undeniable that the clear star is screenwriter and 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling.

0
Variety

Variety

press

"Fantastic Beasts" has clearly been designed for the most devoted of Rowling's fans, and though it may prove confusing to newcomers, the faithful will appreciate the fact the film never talks down to its audience.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

This first instalment showcases just enough of them to make you sign up for the full expedition.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

I'm not sure which is more adorable, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, or the creatures he smuggles into the US in his battered leather briefcase.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Rowling and Yates have given us a terrifically good-natured, unpretentious and irresistibly buoyant film.

5.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

This film starts off playfully and then gets, at times, extraordinarily intense and threatening.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A surprisingly intimate watch given its scale, with moments of real tenderness.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Likely to draw in just about everyone who followed the Potter series and to please most of them, the picture also has things to offer for fantasy-friendly moviegoers who only casually observed that phenomenon.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With this heavy lifting done, there's every reason to hope for an even more magical adventure next time.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

Who needs Harry Potter? With 'Fantastic Beasts', it's undeniable that the clear star is screenwriter and 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling.

0

Spectacular.

An enjoyable prequel/spinoff with an entertaining plot, dazzling visuals and newfound characters, leading audiences wanting more of what's yet to come.

4.0
0

Nothing like Harry Potter

Loved this - This is a movie on its own which brings out Magic to another level. Would watch this again. Very good

4.0
0