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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Synopsis
Hogwarts students face attacks from Voldemort and their own rampaging hormones.
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San Francisco Chronicle

This film is the sharpest since "The Prisoner of Azkaban." It is the most emotionally satisfying, blending spot-on comedy and adenoidal...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
But the story is, still and all, only a pause, deferring an intensely anticipated conclusion. And it's in that exquisite place of action...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Getting lost in the hypnotic Half-Blood Prince is what gives the movie its haunting power.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
One of the series's best, with spectacular effects, nuanced performances and witty dialogue.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
David Yates, in his go at the helm, throws the emphasis on the gathering storm clouds even as Harry and his fellow wizardry students make...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
As for the ever-impressive supporting cast, neither a delightfully befuddled Jim Broadbent nor a wild-eyed Helena Bonham Carter can upstage...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Slower and talkier than the five Potters that came before - but not necessarily in a bad way - Half-Blood Prince is a bubbling cauldron of...
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By Bob Mondello
It's a more mature magic than in previous Potter movies.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Installment six of the Harry Potter’ series, The Half-Blood Prince, merely gets us one movie closer to the finale, which, apparently is so...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
For those who’ve lived with the series for more than a decade, this fateful pause may heighten the suspense. For a Muggle like me, the...
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HARRY POTTER 6 - casted a spell with plenty of magic. Rating: 83 out of 100. (Based on a actual advance press preview)

This Monday evening I attended the advance VIP press preview of this 153 minute somber and darker movie of the Harry Potter franchise. I have read the entire Harry Potter series of novels - and...

*This movie is going to blow*

By slim77
This movie is going to suck for many reasons. 1. David "I'm an idiot" Director Yates who has probably never read a Harry Potter book in his life is directing this movie. 2. David "I'm an idiot" Yates...

absolutely FANTASTIC!!!

By Frankenstein's Monster
to begin with, it is absurd to think and believe that a 652 page book, (and yes i double checked that number), can be made into a word by word movie of only 2 hours and 33 minutes! with that being...

Dont expect it to be like the book

By ayala20
the movie as a whole was great but if your a fan of the books you'll probably be left wanting more....

Unexpected but Great

By badazbidness
David Yates never fails to suprise me. I expected the movie to be more like the book but that was not the case. Yates took the movie to a whole different level. Not only did he change some details...

HP6. Surprisingly...Surprises!

By imovie_fanatic93
i went to the London premier of this film...i had heard it was superb not being a HP fan..expected it to be an overblown fan cry for it to be good. i was wrong...dead wrong. this is so...

goin to be awsome

By freckles11
hell yeah im goin to see that movie me and my bro hav seen every movie together this on is goin to be awesome...


By EbonyPirate
So excited! We've got a Harry Potter party going and then we're all gonna take up massive rows at the theater!...

Really well done

By RandytheMovieFan
If you're a fan of the books than you're going to see this movie regardless of a review, and if you're not a fan than you won't start at this point. I'm in the middle, having read the books but not...

Harry potter rocks My sox off!

By Ohbear64
Harry potter 6 is going to be awesome cuz the snape and darkness. IZ GOING TO BE SUPER AWESOMNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

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Rated PG | For scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow.
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