Matthew Coaker’s review published on Letterboxd:
I've never read or watched anything to do with Harry Potter until this year when my 6 year old son and I started reading the first book together at bedtime and having just finished that (it's great) sitting down to watch this first instalment for Father's Day weekend. What a lovely film this is, it captures the spirit and the story of the book perfectly, managing to realise on screen exactly what you had in your imagination. I really enjoyed this, yes the children actors are a little wooden but that's minor. The film is funny, heartwarming and moving, just like the book. My 6 year old absolutely loved it, he couldn't stop chatting about it all evening. Can't wait to start the next book!