• Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Release Date: July 15th, 2009

DVD Release Date: December 8th, 2009

PG |2 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

As Death Eaters wreak havoc in both Muggle and Wizard worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven for students. Though Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) suspects there are new dangers lurking within the castle walls, Dumbledore is more intent than ever on preparing the young wizard for the final battle with Voldemort. Meanwhile, teenage hormones run rampant through Hogwarts, presenting a different sort of danger. Love may be in the air, but tragedy looms, and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman

Director: David Yates

Genres: Fantasy , Children , Adventure

Production Co: Warner Bros., Heyday Films

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Sacrifice, Death, London, 2000s, Dark, Fascinating, Love interest, Quest, Murder, Deception, Suspenseful, Mystery, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 75
    Bob MondelloNPR

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

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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