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As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously "This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 7.3/10 (128,489 voted)

Critic's Score: 78/100

Director: David Yates

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

In the sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, and in both wizard and muggle worlds Lord Voldemort and his henchmen are increasingly active. With vacancies to fill at Hogwarts, Professor Dumbledore persuades Horace Slughorn, back from retirement to become the potions teacher, while Professor Snape receives long awaited news. Harry Potter, together with Dumbledore, must face treacherous tasks to defeat his evil nemesis.

Writers: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling

Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter
Michael Gambon - Professor Albus Dumbledore
Dave Legeno - Fenrir Greyback
Elarica Gallacher - Waitress
Jim Broadbent - Professor Horace Slughorn
Geraldine Somerville - Lily Potter
Bonnie Wright - Ginny Weasley
Julie Walters - Molly Weasley
Rupert Grint - Ron Weasley
Emma Watson - Hermione Granger
Helena Bonham Carter - Bellatrix Lestrange
Helen McCrory - Narcissa Malfoy
Timothy Spall - Wormtail
Alan Rickman - Professor Severus Snape
Oliver Phelps - George Weasley

Taglines: Dark Secrets Revealed


Official Website: Official site | Official site [Australia] |

Release Date: 15 July 2009

Filming Locations: Bjorli, Norway

Box Office Details

Budget: $250,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $77,835,727 (USA) (19 July 2009) (4325 Screens)

Gross: $934,416,487 (Worldwide) (10 November 2011)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Thomas James Longley and James Lee Hunt auditioned for the role of 'Tom Riddle', but lost out to Frank Dillane.

Continuity: During the Felix Felicis scene, when Slughorn gives it to Harry, he is holding it with his hand below the bottle. In the next clip, his hand is above it.

[first lines]
Bellatrix Lestrange: [faded voiceover] I killed Sirius Black!

User Review

All The Least Important Parts of the Book in Movie Form.

Rating: 6/10

This film has possibly the worst ending of any HP film, and wandered the furthest from the books. If you are a fan of the books, this is for you:

Remember that cool battle at Hogwart's at the end of the book? It's not here. None of it.

Remember the important plot setup with the tiara? Not here.

Remember all the background and memories about Tom Riddle? Not here.

Remember Bill Weasley? Not here.

Remember Bill getting wounded by a certain werewolf? Not here.

Remember Fleur? Not here.

Remember Snape's important parting words to Harry? Not here.

Remember the funeral? Not here.

Remember the touching conversation Harry had with Ginny at the end? Not here.

Remember Scrimgeour? Not here.

Remember the Burrow burning down? No? Oh, because that IS here.

In short, this film is great if all you took out of the book was the romance and funny bits. If you're more invested in the bigger story, you'll be disappointed.