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Movie 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

PosterDirected By: David Yates

Produced By: David Heyman and David Barron

Based On The Novel By: J.K. Rowling

Screenplay By: Steve Kloves

Executive Producer: Lionel Wigram

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, and Julie Walters

Running Time: 153 minutes (2 hours, 33 hours)

Ratings:
US: PG (Scary images, some violence,
language and mild sensuality)
UK: 12A (Contains moderate threat)
AU: M (Fantasy violence)

Release Dates:
US: July 15, 2009
UK: July 15, 2009
AU: July 15, 2009

Worldwide Gross: $933,959,197 (source)

Critical Consensus: Dark, thrilling, and occasionally quite funny, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is also visually stunning and emotionally satisfying. (source)

Synopsis: Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn’t counted on Romilda Vane’s chocolates! Read more…

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