Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Reviews

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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
November 15, 2018
The twists get twistier as the film hurtles toward a climax at Paris' Pere Lachaise Cemetery. But the getting there, which should be half the fun, turns out to be a bit of a slog. Fine for Pottermores, but a trial for us Muggles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2018
The Wizarding World returns with the same cinematographic marvel and with an extra dosage of spectacular and ambitious. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 15, 2018
Much more beautiful and visually attractive than its predecessor... [Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald] has elements that were not so fine-tuned in the first and that magician fans will enjoy [Full review in Spanish]
November 15, 2018
The wonder of the wizarding world lives on in The Crimes of Grindelwald, even if its lackluster story leaves something to be desired
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 15, 2018
For Rowling's loyal fans this is an exciting next chapter. For those who haven't paid much attention, it provide some fantastic moments but may seem otherwise impenetrable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 15, 2018
It's a darkly lit and moody period fantasy mixing lightning-fast action scenes with gently paced conversations that reveal small snippets of information, topped off with a few big clangers, all aimed at encouraging you to line up for the next film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2018
It's commendable entertainment, except I'm not sure how fans will take to the realization that Grindelwald is a bridge in the franchise. If the idea of five more sequels is appealing to you, hunker down for the long haul.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 15, 2018
I'm already ravenous for the next instalment but the Fantastic Beasts series has yet to prove itself as more than just a gorgeous footnote to the Potterverse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2018
The Crimes of Grindelwaldis definitely for those Harry Potter aficionados who are ready for more.
November 15, 2018
Creates an encompassing, believable and highly grownup world whose most frightening aspect is how much it mirrors ours.
November 15, 2018
It's not a terrible film and it's definitely not a boring one. There are a few laughs, gorgeous creatures to look at, and if you've been looking for something darker in the wizarding world, this is it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 15, 2018
On the strength of this sequel - a dense yet deft return to the high standards Yates set with the Potter films - count this Muggle's heart and mind all in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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