Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Release Date: November 15th, 2002

DVD Release Date: April 11th, 2003

PG |2 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

The follow-up to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" finds young wizard Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), facing new challenges during their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they try to discover a dark force that is terrorizing the school.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths

Director: Chris Columbus

Genres: Fantasy , Children , Adventure

Production Co: Heyday Films, 1492 Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Engaging, Mystery, School, 2000s, Fascinating, Suspenseful, Quest, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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 conceal unguessable secrets -- What a glorious movie. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The Chamber of Secrets -- darker, scarier and somewhat better than "Sorcerer's Stone." show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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 Foundation; the time flies, albeit in fits and starts, like players on a Quidditch field.

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Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)