The Times rates OOTP 3 out of 5

The London Times has posted the first official review of the Order of the Phoenix, giving it three out of five stars. While it does remark on some positive aspects of the film, including Immelda Staunton's performance, it also focuses on the negative parts:

“The acting skills of Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione) have improved, but not enough to truly flesh out the characters and provide the narrative depth this transitional, plot-advancing film needs. They have got “angry” and “determined” down pat at this point, but struggle somewhat on the more nuanced grimaces. Harry’s bellowing cod-psychoanalysis of Voldemort is jarringly awful.”

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