Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Synopsis
Harry (RADCLIFFE), Ron (GRINT) & Hermione (WATSON) face new challenges during year 2 at Hogwarts.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Brimming with invention and new ideas, and its Hogwarts School seems to expand and deepen before our very eyes into a world large enough to...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
And among the things this ''HP'' does very well indeed is deepen the darker, more frightening atmosphere for audiences of all ages already...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Has its flaws, but it's better, as well as darker, than the first. It's also longer, by nine minutes, but hold that protest to the Kidney...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
There's a missing element whose absence, forgive me, I can't help but lament. This is a movie about magic that ultimately lacks the magic...
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Plusses and minuses work out about evenly, if you compare the sequel to "Sorcerer's Stone." The three young leads act with more assurance;...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Chamber of Secrets -- darker, scarier and somewhat better than "Sorcerer's Stone."
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By James Berardinelli
A fun, fantastic adventure, but, watching it, I had the sense that it could have been even better than it is. I was diverted and...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Moves the franchise even closer to Indiana Jones territory, with bloodcurdling action scenes and a passel of climactic computer-generated...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Scenes that should have been cut are included, so as not to disappoint anyone. What could have been a small, sweet and genuinely scary film...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Chamber is chockablock with action (including a far more exciting game of Quidditch) and crafty special effects.
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here's the chamber's secret

By greenieblade
this movie is ok but it takes so long to get to the point, not to mention how some parts are so boring. so lets get down to buisness..... here is the chamber's secret........ (this movie is WAAAAAY...

Five Word Review

By redyeah
Decent as are the others...

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Fir Children or Not

By nadeemstooges
Age 9-13 Perfect for children. The content is not too bad. Okay, not one hundred percent for children. The content and a little bit of violence. Not really popular for middle schoolers but ages 7 and...

so so

By glxy
so so...

harry potter magic

By gjk_2013class
The harry potter and the chamber of secrets film is good i would recomend buying it for your childeren ages 9 or 10+...

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By eyeluvmovies
You must rent this movie!It's one of the 4 Harry Potters that you must see. The 5th one is not as good....


By broadwaybabyjr
I love Harry potter ! My favorite book series ever!...

best one

By harrysmoviecrazy
one word. awsome...

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Rated PG | For scary moments, some creature violence and mild language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
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