Harry Potter And The Half

-
This may be the only Potter film that I hadn’t watched since its release in theaters. And that’s because I was distinctly unhappy about it. Having been over six years, I was trying lớn recall what bothered me so much that I avoided the film for so long—

—I only remembered that it was mostly about the portrayal of Ginny.

Bạn đang xem: Harry potter and the half

This is the rub of trying to lớn translate Half-Blood Prince to film; of all the Potter stories, it is the least cinematic by far. It’s a bunch of flashbacks with thắm thiết subplots thrown in. As a coherent tale with a beginning, middle, & end, it doesn’t exactly work out, so the movie had to refocus a bit. This results in most of the background on Voldemort getting cut (screenwriter Steve Kloves wrote all the memories in at first, but most of them were removed), and a lot more attention lớn the romance bits… which results in the movie opening with some Death Eater attacks before switching to lớn Harry at a random cafe, reading a wizarding newspaper in front of Muggles, và flirting with a waitress. What a scamp. (Wait, what? We are talking about Harry Potter, aren’t we?)

*

Outside of that, most of the teenage shenanigans are well written và properly realistic, particularly where Ron và Hermione are concerned. (The scene with the birds when Ron and Lavender first hook up. Oof. That one’s right up there with Hermione at the end of the Yule Ball.) and while it’s different from the books, I have always appreciated the extra exchanges between Harry và Hermione, with the two acting more as confidantes khổng lồ each other, particularly regarding awkward emotional stuff. It doesn’t biến hóa for still undercutting Ron (he’s primarily used for camp & comedy in this film, as per his usual, even though Rupert Grint has reached a point as an actor where he’s clearly ready for more than that), but I think it’s sometimes an improvement over the books; Rowling, for all that I adore her, often writes the trio in that ‘Harry và Ron adore Hermione, but she’s still a girl and therefore they can’t relate so well about certain things’ way, & it feels a bit dated, at least to me. The relationship between Harry and Hermione in the movies reminds me more of my own friendships with the guys I knew growing up, và I think it’s a great example of how boys và girls can be have deep, meaningful friendships without romance.

Tom Felton pulls out all the stops in this film, & Draco’s arc is heartbreaking. He manages lớn play the role even more sympathetically than its written, & since he spends the majority of his time on screen brooding và crying, it’s really hard not khổng lồ feel for him. Having his fight with Harry stem from Katie Bell’s return khổng lồ school sets their little battle in a completely different light—Harry comes upon Draco when he appears to be having an anxiety attack, and it makes Harry seem a slightly more guilty tiệc ngọt in the rendering. I actually prefer the sequence of events where Snape doesn’t confront Harry at all about using Sectumsempra, but rather just gives him a piercing look, and lets Harry run off while he heals Draco. It’s different from the text, and makes the whole scenario more unsettling lớn watch.

*

Speaking aesthetically, this film is gorgeous. In fact, it’s the only Potter film that was nominated for an Oscar in Cinematography. Yates hired French cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, who was known for his particular affinity for earthy color palettes, giving this film a remarkably unified hue. The sequence in the cave is perfectly rendered in every possible detail; the light, the animation for the Inferi, the ring of fire, it all seems lớn have jumped straight off the pages of the book, và it’s properly disturbing to lớn watch from start lớn finish.

While we’re on the topic of things I love, here’s a list:

The look on all the teachers’ faces when Lavender & Hermione fight over Ron’s hospital bed (the fight is ridiculous, but the spectators are all that really matter). Especially Snape’s. Và Mc
Gonagall’s. But really, it’s all about Snape, he looks SO UNCOMFORTABLE, like no, no no no no, why am I here, my teaching contract specifically states that I never have lớn witness emotional outbreaks like this, noooooooooooo.

Dark, thrilling, and occasionally quite funny, Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince is also visually stunning và emotionally satisfying. Read critic review


*

*

*

*

*

Where lớn watch Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince

In Theaters Rent/buy Subscription Rent/buy Subscription Rent

You can stream Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for miễn phí on Peacock, Max, rent on táo apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, or buy on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu.


Rate this movie

Oof, that was Rotten.

Meh, it passed the time.

It’s good – I’d recommend it.

Awesome!

So Fresh: Absolute Must See!


Fandango

Cinemark Coming Soon

We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great lớn know for the future.

Regal Coming Soon

We won’t be able to lớn verify your ticket today, but it’s great to lớn know for the future.

Xem thêm: Hướng Dẫn Cách Sử Dụng Điều Khiển Máy Lạnh Samsung Đơn Giản, Cách Sử Dụng Remote Máy Lạnh Samsung Đúng Cách

Theater box office or somewhere else


Submit

By opting to lớn have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the thư điện tử address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes tài khoản against an e-mail address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie.


Rate this movie

Oof, that was Rotten.

Meh, it passed the time.

It’s good – I’d recommend it.

Awesome!

So Fresh: Absolute Must See!


How did you buy your ticket?

Fandango

Cinemark Coming Soon

We won’t be able to lớn verify your ticket today, but it’s great khổng lồ know for the future.

Regal Coming Soon

We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great lớn know for the future.

Theater box office or somewhere else


Submit

By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an e-mail address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie.


Done Already? A few more words can help others decide if it"s worth watching

They won"t be able to see your reviews if you only submit your rating.


Done Already? A few more words can help others decide if it"s worth watching

They won"t be able khổng lồ see your đánh giá if you only submit your rating.


The image is an example of a ticket confirmation e-mail that AMC sent you when you purchased your ticket. Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your thư điện tử that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details". Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. This 10-digit number is your confirmation number.

Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email.

*

As Death Eaters wreak havoc in both Muggle & Wizard worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven for students. Though Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) suspects there are new dangers lurking within the castle walls, Dumbledore is more intent than ever on preparing the young wizard for the final battle with Voldemort. Meanwhile, teenage hormones run rampant through Hogwarts, presenting a different sort of danger. Love may be in the air, but tragedy looms, and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Show More

Rating: PG (Mild Sensuality|Language|Scary Images|Some Violence)

Genre: Kids và family, Fantasy, Adventure

Original Language: English

Release Date (Theaters): Jul 15, 2009 wide

Release Date (Streaming): Jun 1, 2011

Box Office (Gross USA): $302.0M

Runtime: 2h 33m

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Production Co: Heyday Films, Warner Bros.


Cast và Crew


Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter


Rupert Grint

Ron Weasley


Emma Watson

Hermione Granger


Helena Bonham Carter

Bellatrix Lestrange


Jim Broadbent

Horace Slughorn


Robbie Coltrane

Rubeus Hagrid


Michael Gambon

Dumbledore


Alan Rickman

Severus Snape


Maggie Smith

Minerva Mc
Gonagall


Timothy Spall

Peter Pettigrew


David Thewlis

Remus Lupin


David Bradley

Argus Filch


Warwick Davis

Filius Flitwick


Tom Felton

Draco Malfoy


Julie Walters

Mrs. Weasley


Jessie Cave

oải hương Brown


Frank Dillane

Teenage Tom Riddle


Matthew Lewis

Neville Longbottom


Evanna Lynch

Luna Lovegood


Helen Mc
Crory

Narcissa Malfoy


David Yates

Director


Sloane U"Ren Neely

Art Director


Steve Kloves

Screenwriter


David Heyman

Producer


David Barron

Producer


Lionel Wigram

Executive Producer


Nicholas Hooper

Original Music


Bruno Delbonnel

Cinematographer


Mark Day

Film Editing


Stuart Craig

Production thiết kế


Jany Temime

Costume thiết kế


Neil Lamont

Supervising Art Direction


Andrew Ackland-Snow

Art Director


Alastair Bullock

Art Director


Gary Tomkins

Art Director


Hattie Storey

Art Director


Martin Foley

Art Director


Molly Hughes

Art Director


Stephenie Mc
Millan

set Decoration


Rosie Goodwin

set Decoration


Show all Cast và Crew

News & Interviews for Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince


Know Your Critic: Clarisse Loughrey, Chief Film Critic at The Independent


Lord of the Rings Vs. Harry Potter: The Ultimate Fantasy Franchise Face-Off


Your Epic Movie Franchise Binge Guide: The Best Way to lớn Watch the Biggest Series


View All

Critic nhận xét for Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince


All Critics (279) | đứng top Critics (73) | Fresh (233) | Rotten (46)
Full Review… Laremy Legel Film.com Full Review… Giles Hardie Sydney Morning Herald Full Review… Anthony Lane New Yorker Full Review… Cliff Doerksen Chicago Reader Full Review… Lisa Kennedy Denver Post Full Review… JW Smith Little white Lies Full Review… David Nusair Reel Film nhận xét Full Review… Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Full Review… Richard Propes The
Independent
Critic.com Full Review… Leigh Paatsch Herald Sun (Australia) Full Review… Nikhat Kazmi The Times of India Full Review… Guillem Martinez Oya Cinematismo
View All Critic đánh giá (279)

Audience đánh giá for Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince


See All Audience reviews

Movie và TV guides

View All
Close clip See Details
See Details

Join The Newsletter

Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right lớn your inbox!

Join The Newsletter Join The Newsletter

Follow Us


Join The Newsletter Join The Newsletter