Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • Directed by David Yates
  • Starring David Thewlis, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Timothy Spall, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, Julie Walters, Mark Williams, Emma Watson
  • UK / USA | 147mins | 2008 | (12A)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film runtime: 2h 27m

As Death Eaters wreak havoc in both Muggle and Wizard worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven for students.

Though Harry (now in his sixth year at Hogwarts) 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.

Director David Yates presides over some gorgeous CGI set pieces, but all the real magic comes from the scrum of ace British character actors. An elegant addition to the series. Radcliffe in particular, has never been better than here, displaying new maturity and subtlety.