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Movie 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

mainDirected By: David Yates

Produced By: David Heyman and David Barron

Based On The Novel By: J.K. Rowling

Screenplay By: Michael Goldenberg

Executive Producer: Lionel Wigram

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, and Julie Walters

Running Time: 138 minutes (2 hours, 18 minutes)

Ratings:
US: PG-13 (Sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images)
UK: 12A (Contains moderate fantasy violence and horror)
AU: M (Moderate fantasy themes and violence)

Release Dates:
US: July 11, 2007
UK: July 12, 2007
AU: July 11, 2007

Worldwide Gross: $938,212,738 (source)

Critical Consensus: It’s not easy to take the longest Harry Potter book and streamline it into the shortest HP movie, but director David Yates does a bang up job of it, creating an Order of the Phoenix that’s entertaining and action-packed. (source)

Synopsis: As his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry approaches, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescence, complete with regular outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion. It’s been yet another infuriating and boring summer with the despicable Dursleys, this time with minimal contact from our hero’s non-Muggle friends from school. Harry is feeling especially edgy at the lack of news from the magic world, wondering when the freshly revived evil Lord Voldemort will strike. Returning to Hogwarts will be a relief–or will it? Read more…

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