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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Reviews

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June 28, 2016
Any movie that works as a spy thriller, love story, and horror movie all at once is pretty remarkable. You might say it takes a fair amount of wizardry.
June 1, 2015
Mostly I love Harry Potter for the actors
June 1, 2015
I thought Rupert Grint came out of this the best of all of them.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2013
Half-Blood is a sustaining visit with beloved old (if not in age) friends.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 22, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 22, 2013
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 | Original Score: 8.8/10
November 22, 2013
Seamlessly and vigorously conveyed, this satisfying segment raises the storytelling and visual-effects bar for the entire series.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2013
What fun it is to behold our budding wizards and witches learning that love is the one spell they cannot control.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 29, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2011
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 | Original Score: A-
April 4, 2011
Okay, so it's a placeholder. But it's a really good placeholder.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 4, 2011
The incandescent flickers draw us into a movie that has all the hallmarks of being another dark experience. Yet, in a U-turn from the norm, The Half-Blood Prince refrains from wallowing in doom and gloom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2011
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 | Original Score: 7/10
November 18, 2010
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
October 27, 2010
[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 | Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 11, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2010
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.
January 6, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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