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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Reviews

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Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly
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.
Amy Taubin
June 1, 2015
Mostly I love Harry Potter for the actors
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
June 1, 2015
I thought Rupert Grint came out of this the best of all of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
November 22, 2013
Half-Blood is a sustaining visit with beloved old (if not in age) friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Edgar
Paste Magazine
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
Alan Jones
Radio Times
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
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
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
Ali Gray
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
Hank Sartin
Time Out Chicago
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
Top Critic
Laremy Legel
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-
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Okay, so it's a placeholder. But it's a really good placeholder.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Joshua Starnes
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
Jason Best
Movie Talk
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
Simon Miraudo
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
Luis Martinez
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
Jordan Hiller
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
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 12, 2009
For all its focus on teen romantic entanglements, it sure has very little to do with the Half-Blood Prince.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 1, 2009
Visually appetizing sixth installment in the Harry Potter series.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 30, 2009
...one of the longest yet most-delightfully entertaining installments in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 11, 2009
full review on Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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