• Though the narrative blast lasts around 113 mins, it feels too lengthy and other than in its climactic moments, there’s hardly any adrenaline rush to be had here. The formula happens to have lost its edge and the screenplay by Christina Hodson can do little to improve the nature of emotional distention here. Hailee Steinfeld does lend some empathy to her role but it’s all too capricious to amount to anything heart-tugging!

  • Disney drums up age-old magic by picking up the threads of an unforgettable original which had the unassailable diva Julie Andrews mesmerize way back in 1964

  • The film has some stunning imagery but most of the action feels random and incoherent. The narrative is overlong in its desire to include every embellishment possible

  • …a highly inventive, unique and stimulating experience. Characters have a solid relatable foundation and the tone, gags and dramatic beats make their mark felt

  • Warner Bros and JK Rowling’s attempts to capture the Young Adult Market with the Fantastic Beasts adaptation are proving to be nearly as productive a goldmine as their previous collaboration the Harry Potter series

  • The script has the necessary wit, Freddie’s break-out antics are well documented and the excellent tech work makes it all blend in to form a composite whole

  • The animation is smooth, the characters are quite vivid and most of the dialogue are lightly comedic. The familiar voice cast helps keep the attachment going…

  • An anti-hero from the Marvel comic-book universe gets a Superhero makeover in this spanking new origin story with a cliched plot, blobby effects and messy action

  • What you experience is an intense family psychodrama with the largely concealed emotional torment roiling it all up to a bitter harvest

  • The formula continues to hold sway. The plotting is familiar and aims to extend the brand further- which is quite obvious. Largely an exercise to keep the fans happy, this film makes all the right noises but fails to make it more than ordinary!

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