This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [2009…

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [2009 film]

by David Yates (Director), Steve Kloves (Screenwriter)

Other authors: David Barron (Producer), Helena Bonham Carter (Actress), Jim Broadbent (Actor), Robbie Coltrane (Actor), Warwick Davis (Actor)16 more, Michael Gambon, Rupert Grint, David Heyman (Producer), Dave Legeno (Actor), James Phelps (Actor), Oliver Phelps (Actor), Daniel Radcliffe (Actor), Alan Rickman (Actor), J. K. Rowling (Original novel), Maggie Smith (Actress), Timothy Spall (Actor), David Thewlis (Actor), Emma Thompson (Actress), Julie Walters (Actress), Emma Watson (Actress), Bonnie Wright (Actress)

Series: Harry Potter Movies (Year 6)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
655722,174 (4.26)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 5 of 5
Enjoyable film as it all gets even darker and Malfoy in particular gets some character development. But I really wish directors would realise darker themes don't mean the film itself has to be so dark in lighting. I kept wanting to shout "turn the lights up" - why spend so much on a film and then make it so dark, the viewer is struggling to see anything? It's a common modern problem and I wish they'd all get over it!! ( )
  infjsarah | Jan 7, 2018 |
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. Written by IMDb Editors ( )
  DrLed | Dec 5, 2017 |
The headmaster of the school for wizards uses a celebrity student to get information about an evil wizard from a teacher.

It's constantly just missing what it could have been. It could have been outstandingly great if it had focussed on Snape and Malfoy instead of Harry. Frustrating. Its climax is the strongest part of the books, but thanks to the way this movie's edited, I was bored through the whole thing. If it had been a half hour longer and taken the time necessary to draw in the audience, it might have felt two hours long. Instead, it's like watching one giant montage scene and feels four hours long. And what's with the attack on the Weasley house? It has no connection or relevence to anything else in the movie. Is it just there to demonstrate how Death Eater attacks don't result in anyone getting hurt?

Concept: B
Story: B
Characters: B
Dialog: B
Pacing: D
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: A
Acting: B
Music: B

Enjoyment: C plus

GPA: 2.7/4 ( )
  comfypants | Jan 21, 2016 |
Good. Sad. Snape bad. Dumbledore dies. Not spoiling rest. Bye bye ( )
  krbridger | Nov 11, 2013 |
On loan to Daniela Hoffman 10/08
  BGISSV | Sep 2, 2010 |
Showing 5 of 5

» Add other authors (34 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Yates, DavidDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kloves, SteveScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Barron, DavidProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bonham Carter, HelenaActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Broadbent, JimActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coltrane, RobbieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, WarwickActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gambon, Michaelsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grint, Rupertsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heyman, DavidProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Legeno, DaveActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phelps, JamesActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phelps, OliverActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Radcliffe, DanielActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rickman, AlanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rowling, J. K.Original novelsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, MaggieActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spall, TimothyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thewlis, DavidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, EmmaActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walters, JulieActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watson, EmmaActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wright, BonnieActresssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Bellatrix Lestrange: [faded voiceover] I killed Sirius Black!
Last words
Disambiguation notice
This is a movie. Under no circumstances whatsoever should it be combined with the book it is based on.
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
153 minutes, rated PG.
As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past. (description taken from IMDB.com)
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort, the Death Eaters are wreaking havoc in both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. Hogwarts, once thought to be a safe haven, may no longer be safe. Harry suspects that new dangers may lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Harry will have to help him uncover a vital key to unlocking Voldemort's defenses, a critical piece of information known only to Horace Slughorn, Hogwarts' former Potions Professor. Dumbledore manipulates his old colleague into returning to his previous post with promises of more money, a bigger office and the chance to teach the famous Harry Potter.… (more)

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4.26)
2 1
2.5 1
3 3
3.5 2
4 22
4.5 7
5 18

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,694,739 books! | Top bar: Always visible