Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

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The third installment of the Fantastic Beasts series continues the adventures of Newt Scamander. Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law, Ezra Miller and Dan Fogler return. More

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, though he's unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

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2022Rating: M, Violence142 minsUSAWarner Bros.
AdventureFantasy

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Slash Film

Slash Film

The best spin-off chapter yet, but still missing magic.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A slog more than an event.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s good-natured entertainment, though there is still something weightless and formless about the narrative.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

With this film, nuance seems to have disapparated from the wizarding world altogether.

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

The spell had been long broken before this barely tolerable third instalment...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

An unwieldy, mostly unsettling mash-up of adult themes and childish whimsy...

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Total Film

Total Film

The film... disappointingly dials down the visual wonder and the animal set-pieces.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The familiar grounds of Hogwarts and the fairy dust of composer John Williams’ iconic Harry Potter theme only make us wish we were watching that film series instead of this humourless slog.

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The Times

The Times

A muscular story with unexpected soul...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Three instalments in, Fantastic Beasts can't shake the impression that it is merely a footnote in comparison to Harry Potter's coming-of-age saga.

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Time Out

Time Out

It lacks substance, menace and often narrative sense, but it also delivers rich, immersive and thrilling moments.

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South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

The film’s tone is more subdued than the first two, but there are some fantastic beasts on show...

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