"Potter fans can take some satisfaction in a sleek, swift and exciting adaptation of J. K. Rowling
’s longest novel to date. Devotees of fine British acting, meanwhile, can savor the addition of Imelda Staunton (an Oscar nominee for “Vera Drake”
) to the roster of first-rate thespians moonlighting as Hogwarts faculty. " A.O. Scott
, The New York Times.