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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Reviews

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November 16, 2018
It ties into the Harry Potter lore, and I think that's why I really enjoyed it. It's trying to tie the canon together...once again, I think it's confusing, but I liked the character of Newt...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2018
Fans of this series know where all these Fantastic Beasts films are heading and this film is an impressive and thrilling stepping stone to that end.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 16, 2018
The visual effects are stunning, often overwhelming in the way they fill the screen with a series of eye-catching spectacles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2018
...in the messy but often dazzling Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Rowling rains down so much lore we may need a semester at Hogwarts to keep up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2018
Luckily, some truly remarkable cinematography and delightful cast of magical folk and beasts make the ride an enjoyable one, even when you're feeling overwhelmed with new information.
November 16, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald isn't as well-constructed in narrative terms as we might like. Still, it brings us back to old friends and new wonders, and on the whole, it's worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 16, 2018
It's not icing on the cake -- the cake is on the icing. They're using Easter Eggs, the icing, as the foundation of the cake and it's just a soggy mess.
November 16, 2018
More workmanlike than magical, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" nevertheless feels like an upgrade from its predecessor, one that adds star power, introduces key characters and lays the foundation for a genuine "Wizarding World" franchise.
November 16, 2018
Movie two in a five flick series. Really? Five before we get resolution? Oh, goodie. To this movie in particular, it is much better than the first.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2018
A dark and grim turn for the franchise that's already splitting critics.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 16, 2018
Interesting and entertaining enough to warrant a minor passing grade. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available)
November 16, 2018
A fantastic beast indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2018
An entertaining next chapter that doesn't fully meet its predecessor's magic. [Full review Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 15, 2018
Instead of a missing puzzle piece in a complex, thoroughly imagined world, it is more like fan service, much to look at and enjoy but I can't say that it's fantastic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 15, 2018
Despite being light in the story department, The Crimes of Grindelwald offers plenty of small pleasures and tightens up the linkage between this series and Harry Potter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 15, 2018
It appears the training wheels have come off, promising that the next entry in the Fantastic Beasts saga will go full throttle into J.K. Rowling's world of wizards. If nothing else, that's bound to ensure Potterheads will stay tuned...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 15, 2018
If there are going to be three more Fantastic Beasts films, solving the Newt problem needs to be their top priority.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2018
The story works in its mythical grandiloquence and makes intelligible the reasons that lead each character to choose their place and prepare for the battle that is coming. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 15, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is much better than its predecessor in this Harry Potter-adjacent franchise, if only because it's a whole movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 15, 2018
Is it better than the one that came before it? No, but it is bigger and more action-packed. With the overstuffed story, there is a cold and calculating process at work, as the film gets bogged down with structure and plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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