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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Reviews

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Leah Rozen
People Magazine

Half-Blood is a sustaining visit with beloved old (if not in age) friends.

Full Review Source: People Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 22, 2013
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade

The movie can never shake the feeling that it's one big set-up, a meek prelude to the thrill ride to come in Deathly Hallows.

Full Review Source: Toledo Blade | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 22, 2013
Sean Edgar
Paste Magazine

Not only is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince an excellent translation of J.K. Rowling's addictive canon, but it's also the first entry to shine on its own devoid of its backdrop mythology.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 8.8/10

November 22, 2013
Alan Jones
Radio Times

Seamlessly and vigorously conveyed, this satisfying segment raises the storytelling and visual-effects bar for the entire series.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 22, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

What fun it is to behold our budding wizards and witches learning that love is the one spell they cannot control.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: B

May 26, 2013
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

If you're a fan, you're sure to find something to grumble about; ditto if you're a critic; but for the dwindling amount of people who just want to go to the movies to watch a fun and interesting movie, you could do a lot worse.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 3/5

September 29, 2012
Hank Sartin
Time Out Chicago

For Potter-ites, there are plenty of satisfactions to be had, but the fun mostly comes from recognizing plot points from the novel merely suggested onscreen.

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 3/5

August 13, 2012
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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I think it's the best of the series, fairly easily, and a testament to why occasionally throwing a massive budget at an endeavor of this scope can be considered a reasonable decision.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: A-

May 6, 2011
Dave White
Movies.com

Okay, so it's a placeholder. But it's a really good placeholder.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 4, 2011
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

Half-Blood Prince only really shines when the film's darker and lighter sides manage to meet together, usually when Slughorn is around.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 7/10

March 22, 2011
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Yates & his technical team ... are the film's true magicians, taking the viewer's breath away ... with their cinematic craft, illusionistic skill and ... spellbinding wizardry

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

November 18, 2010
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

[Harry Potter] is now the lone beacon of despair for children in an increasingly pandering and brainless cinematic landscape; a Grimm tale that should satisfy the darker whims of imaginative children.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4/5

October 27, 2010
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders

Running an obscene 2 1/2 hours, presenting a story which could have made a halfway decent half-hour episode of a half-assed TV series, this Potter has no focus, a comprehensive plot, any semblance of cohesion, purpose, meaning.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 13, 2010
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos

A pesar de su extensa duración, 153 minutos, la cinta mantiene un buen ritmo a pesar de su falta de acción. Brillante fotografía.

Full Review Source: Cinenganos | Original Score: 4/5

March 11, 2010
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Those previously in the dark about the story from books or films will remain so, for the 153 minutes make little clear aside from a Be-Sure-To-See-The-Sequel conclusion.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

January 18, 2010
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is an icily grave and somber affair, with few moments of relief amid the mounting turmoil and a finale that blackens an already charcoal gray sky.

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: 3/4

January 6, 2010
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

For all its focus on teen romantic entanglements, it sure has very little to do with the Half-Blood Prince.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 12, 2009
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Visually appetizing sixth installment in the Harry Potter series.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

December 1, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...one of the longest yet most-delightfully entertaining installments in the series.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

November 30, 2009
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Radcliffe, Grint and Watson are great as always, but director David Yates' adherence to realism stifles J.K. Rowling's trickster-storytelling wiles. Yates' horrifically bad botching of big-ticket moments bodes poorly for the "Deathly Hallows" films.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 20, 2009
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