Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Genre:  Action/Adventure , Family , Sci-Fi/Fantasy | Running Time:  133 min.
In theatres:  November 18, 2016 | On DVD/VOD:  March 28, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.75
based on 362 votes and 68 reviews
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Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Ron Perlman, Katherine Waterston, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol

Inspiration: J.K. Rowling


Seventy years before Harry Potter reads writer Newt Scamander's (Eddie Redmayne) book in school, the author enjoys adventures in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.

The spinoff film takes place in 1926, as Newt travels the globe to find and document magical creatures. But after completing a global excursion and arriving in New York for a brief stopover, his misplaced magical case leads to the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts in the No-Maj (American equivalent of "Muggle") world.

Based on the novel written by famed author J.K. Rowling, who wrote the Harry Potter books. She also wrote the screenplay for this movie.

Director: David Yates
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): David Heyman, Lionel Wigram, J.K. Rowling
Screenplay: J.K. Rowling
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  • 4 stars "Story line was a bit confusing for me but still really enjoyed the movie."
  • 5 stars "Great acting! Great storyline and special effects! Love Eddie Redmayne"
  • 4 stars "Magically entertaining! Loved it!"