Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Voldemort is tightening his grip on Hogwarts™ and it is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry and Dumbledore work to find the key to unlock the Dark Lord's defenses.
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Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow.
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Rotten: All in all, despite the verve that drives the grander set pieces, it's hard to avoid the sensation of a film toiling overtime to convince itself of its own solemnity.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Monday, July 20, 2009
Fresh: It's a more mature magic. ... Now subject to the same raging hormones as any other 16-year-olds, our spell-casting heroes are learning to brew love potions this year, with results mostly played for laughs.
- Bob Mondello, NPR, Friday, July 17, 2009
Fresh: Director David Yates presides over some gorgeous CGI set pieces, but all the real magic comes from the scrum of ace British character actors.
- Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader, Friday, July 17, 2009
Decent addition to the harry potter franchise but beginning to get a bit long in the tooth. Good thing this will be wrapping up soon.
- jmanard52, Sunday, December 13, 2009
The sixth film of the Harry Potter series continues to grow darker and eerie towards its finale. Half-Blood Prince visually sparks the human eye while providing an even more ominous feel to the story of its famed protagonist. 4/5
- fb1442511448, Monday, November 26, 2012