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Rated PG · 153 minutes · 2009

Adventure, Fantasy
After watching this, I’m worried a franchise that was building up some significant steam could be heading for a disaster of Matrix proportions. While the movie doesn’t commit an atrocity on the level of, say, the rave scene in Matrix Reloaded, it is quite dull—and this far into the series, that’s a bit disconcerting. This time out, the plot spends a lot of time on dreary romances involving Harry, Ron and Hermione (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson). Little happens to advance the story, and what does happen is handled poorly. One gets the sensation this chapter is sort of skidding into the two-part conclusion in the series. Let’s hope they get the magic back for the final films, because this is one of the worst in an otherwise reliable franchise.


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Official Site: harrypotter.warnerbros.com/harrypotterandthehalf-bloodprince
Producer: David Heyman, David Barron and Lionel Wigram
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, David Bradley, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Julie Walters, Jessie Cave, Frank Dillane, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Helen McCrory, Natalia Tena, Bonnie Wright and Hero Tiffin

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Portland Mercury Being a Teenager Blows The new Harry Potter flick might be the best one yet. by Erik Henriksen 07/16/2009
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Colorado Springs Independent Magic man Half-Blood Prince shows the films continuing to mature just as the protagonists are, with all the humor, awkwardness and heartbreak such a journey entails. by Scott Renshaw 07/16/2009
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Memphis Flyer Growin' Up Why Harry Potter is the rare film series that improves. by Chris Herrington 07/16/2009

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