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  Critics spellbound by Harry Potter
Updated 06 November 2001, 10.29
Critics love Harry as much as children do
Top film critics have given the Harry Potter movie the thumbs up after its world premiere at the weekend.

Writing in The Sun, Dominic Mohan said the film would "keep families under its spell for years to come" and said actor Daniel Radcliffe was a "revelation."

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He added that he didn't want the film to end and said: "I don't know how I'm going to be able to wait for the sequels."

The Sun wasn't the only newspaper to love the film.

Time flies

The Times' film reviewer, Kate Muir, wrote: "Faithful in every word to the book's text, with two-and-a-half hours passing in an instant."

Baz Bamigboye, in the Daily Mail, described the film as "captivating stuff" and The Independent's John Walsh said: "Everything about this movie flies."

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