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      The Portable Door

      2023 1h 56m Fantasy Adventure Comedy TRAILER for The Portable Door: Trailer 1 List The Portable Door: Trailer 1 The Portable Door: Trailer 1 1:31 View more videos
      81% Tomatometer 16 Reviews 62% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The movie centers on Paul Carpenter (Patrick Gibson) and Sophie Pettingel (Sophie Wilde), lowly, put-upon interns who begin working at the mysterious London firm J.W. Wells & Co., and become increasingly aware that their employers are anything but conventional. Charismatic villains Humphrey Wells (Christoph Waltz), the CEO of the company, and middle manager Dennis Tanner (Sam Neill) are disrupting the world of magic by bringing modern corporate strategy to ancient magical practices, and Paul and Sophie discover the true agenda of the vast corporation. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Randy Myers San Jose Mercury News There’s fun afoot, but at nearly two hours, this one just wanders, taking forever to capitalize on that portable door. Rated: 2/4 Apr 12, 2023 Full Review Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph (UK) There’s ramshackle funhouse charm to spare here, and while the plot occasionally trips over the odd loose floorboard, the fun ideas and game performances soon pick it back up. Rated: 4/5 Apr 7, 2023 Full Review Phil Hoad Guardian If the tension flickers on and off... The Portable Door never entirely loses its edge, thanks largely to an irascible Neill as Wells’s right-hand man, and a sharp-tongued sensibility reminiscent of Roald Dahl. Rated: 3/5 Apr 3, 2023 Full Review Sebastian Zavala Kahn Me gusta el cine Performances are all competent (this is THE year of Sophie Wilde, after all), the visual effects deliver, and in general, “The Portable Door” manages to have a fun and eccentric tone, which ended up charming me. Full review in Spanish. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 2, 2023 Full Review Todd Jorgenson Cinemalogue Beneath the visual spectacle of its elaborate funhouse of secrets and sorcery, this fantasy adventure yields only surface-level thrills. Jul 8, 2023 Full Review Jesús Palacios Fotogramas We've found an absolutely entertaining and intelligent movie where adventure, humor, and underground satire collide... [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Jun 26, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Gro F I loved this movie !! Patrick Gibson is charming innocent and love his portrayal of the character. It lost the story a little in the middle but completely got back on track towards the end. I highly recommend this family movie! Hope there’s more to come. Ah Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/08/24 Full Review Cees T Unwitting wizard gets hired to find a door and gets spooked by goblins. 6/10 - Okay. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/23/24 Full Review Stephen C In this enchanting cinematic journey, "The Portable Door" unfolds a tale that seamlessly blends the enchanting realm of wizards, goblins, and magical towels with the everyday challenges of the corporate world. The story begins with Paul's quest for employment, leading him to a mysterious building where he encounters Sofie, and the stage is set for an extraordinary adventure. The film's charm lies in its ability to effortlessly weave the mundane with the magical. Paul's job interview takes an unexpected turn when a letter arrives, revealing he and Sofie are destined to work together. As interns, they step into a world where Humphrey Wells, the CEO, seeks to intertwine magic with corporate control, attempting to seize the very essence of human souls. The narrative takes an intriguing twist as we discover Humphrey's dark secret—his father, John Wells, has been trapped in the Nether for years, a victim of his son's magical manipulation. Paul and Sofie find themselves ensnared in the mystical Nether with the lost father, setting the stage for a magical escape. The heart of the film lies in Paul's unwitting discovery of his magical gift, a talent that becomes the beacon guiding them out of the Nether. A riveting battle between father and son wizards ensues, culminating in a poignant moment when Sofie's telepathic encouragement reveals Paul's innate ability to create magical doors. The resolution is both magical and heartwarming as the son is trapped in the Nether by the father, a poetic twist of fate. The film concludes on a positive note as Paul and Sofie, having overcome the mystical trials, secure positions within the magical corporate empire and discover love blooming amidst the enchantment. "The Portable Door" not only captivates with its whimsical magic but also leaves the audience with a message of self-discovery, resilience, and the extraordinary possibilities that can arise from the most unexpected situations. With a perfect blend of romance, magic, and corporate intrigue, this film offers a delightful escape into a world where doors open to both adventure and love. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/24 Full Review Richard C Nice story supported by great actors. Entertaining and provides interest for almost all family members. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/24 Full Review Temesgen W Very enjoyable The girl is such a great actor second movie I've seen her in after her other "Talk to Me" Love her strong acting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/10/24 Full Review L L Meh, looked good on the trailer and was really excited but it just fell flat, not enough character depth and a criminally underused Sam Neil, pedestrian. might be good for a very young audience but not above 15. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/08/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The movie centers on Paul Carpenter (Patrick Gibson) and Sophie Pettingel (Sophie Wilde), lowly, put-upon interns who begin working at the mysterious London firm J.W. Wells & Co., and become increasingly aware that their employers are anything but conventional. Charismatic villains Humphrey Wells (Christoph Waltz), the CEO of the company, and middle manager Dennis Tanner (Sam Neill) are disrupting the world of magic by bringing modern corporate strategy to ancient magical practices, and Paul and Sophie discover the true agenda of the vast corporation.
      Director
      Jeffrey Walker
      Producer
      Todd Fellman, Blanca Lista
      Screenwriter
      Leon Ford
      Distributor
      MGM+
      Production Co
      The Jim Henson Company, MEP Capital, Story Bridge Films
      Genre
      Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
      Original Language
      English (Australia)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 8, 2023
      Runtime
      1h 56m
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