Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow.

PG 2009 153 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 130 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 378 reviews

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age 10+

Amazing Movie!

I loved this movie. I am 12 years old and I love it. I was a bit worried about the violence, but In the end it was fine. Most of it was not scary, the scary scenes include: When Harry and Dumbledore go to the cave, (they are standing on a rock in the sea). That part is a bit frightening and leads to other frightening things such as Dumbledore drinking the potion that nearly kills him, then when they return to Hogwarts he gets killed. Dumbledore that is. When the movie starts, death eaters are destroying a bridge and its foggy and people shout and scream. But not really a scary seen. Mostly just the scene with Dumbledore. It is a different from the book, because it is focused a lot on romance and things like that. Where as the book mentions that but is not really focused on it. But it is a great movie!! I will be watching it again.
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age 12+


this potter movie is very intense when it comes to violence in the opening scene tons of people die Hagrid's house is burned down harry also uses the insult coward and there is one very very very sad death and people also fall from very great heights there is also some destruction and there is also more blood then previous potter movies there is also some holding hands and kissing but not much
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