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Based on 36 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 250 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Getting lost in the hypnotic Half-Blood Prince is what gives the movie its haunting power. show more

  • 100
    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 sexual tension, with scenes of gutsy vulnerability. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    One of the series's best, with spectacular effects, nuanced performances and witty dialogue. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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 storm does gather slowly. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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 hormonal angst, rife with romance and heartbreak, jealousy and longing. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    As for the ever-impressive supporting cast, neither a delightfully befuddled Jim Broadbent nor a wild-eyed Helena Bonham Carter can upstage Alan Rickman, who again proves invaluable as the slithery Prof. Snape. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    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 further discoveries involving the opposite sex. show more

  • 75
    Bob Mondello NPR

    It's a more mature magic than in previous Potter movies. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The latest, meticulously atmospheric and wonderfully acted Potter adventure lands happily--broodingly, but happily---near the top of the series heap, just behind Alfonso Cuaron's "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    It flows like fast-moving lava to a climax filled with pyrotechnics. And for once in a summer blockbuster, the fireworks are both emotional and physical. The movie leaves you sated, yet wanting more -- just what you want from a series with two entries left to go. show more

  • May 18, 2013 dh00000000148378
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    Very bad film!!

  • May 07, 2013 un00000000148587
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    enjoyed all of these movies - they did the books justice

  • August 24, 2011 movieman928
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    It was good, but apparently this movie was based on a book, so maybe they should have followed it!!!!!

  • September 27, 2010 tevez87roni
    Report This User -- Watch All Harry Potter Movies in High Quality

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  • June 16, 2010 TREVERNSABRINA
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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Alan Rickman is so freckin hottt in this movie i could cry !!!!!!!!!!!!! Trever says it was okay but he enjoyed watchn me and cudddling wit me

  • February 20, 2010 THOMASFLETCH2
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    this was the best harry potter movie yet

  • December 15, 2009 wowcho
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    This movie was horrible! It was more a comedy than a regular harry potter movies. They even got rid of the best parts. Really dissapointed

  • December 13, 2009 Bloomerfan72301S
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    the movie was awsome cant wait harry potter 7

  • November 30, 2009 curtisatokacase
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    it was okay except that the Burrow never actually burned down


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  • The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

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