Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By Chris Columbus

  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Release Date: 2002-11-15
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 2h 41min
  • Director: Chris Columbus
  • Production Company: 1492 Pictures
  • Production Country: Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 6.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 2.49
7.3/10
7.3
From 4,819 Ratings

Description

Harry Potter's adventures continue... After a long summer with the horrid Dursleys, Harry Potter is thwarted in his attempts to board the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his second year. Harry's only transportation option is a magical flying car, but, unfortunately, it crashes into a valuable (and clearly vexed) Whomping Willow. Still, all this seems like a day in the park compared to what awaits Harry that fall within the haunted halls of Hogwarts. Chilling, malevolent voices whisper from the walls only to Harry, and it seems certain that his classmate Draco Malfoy is out to get him. Soon it's not just Harry who is worried about survival, as dreadful things begin to happen at the school. The mysteriously gleaming foot-high words on the wall proclaim: "The Chamber of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies of the Heir, Beware." But what exactly does it all mean? Harry, Hermione, and Ron do everything that is wizardly possible--including risking their own lives--to solve this 50-year-old, potentially deadly mystery.

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  • No faults

    4
    By Harrypotterluver🤘🏼
    Hi❤️ thanks for reading my comment. So I am pretty much the massivest HP fan out there, and I am very pedantic about this sort of thing, but I couldn't find any fault at all with this, except for the price- could be lower!! So thanks a lot for the effort🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼❤️❤️
  • Great

    5
    By zac o boy
    Sheer magic, a magical masterpiece.
  • Potter's Back

    4
    By Narnia's classical muse
    Like you, I'm sick of seeing reviews that just aren't reviews for films. People asking questions on the review column or just saying "it's good!". I'm hoping this will be a thorough review for you, and that you find it helpful. In contrast to the book, this is one bad representation of it. But that doesn't make the film bad. Like all good films based on books, we must emphasise that beautiful word "based". The film lacked that little bit of foundation, in my opinion, when it came to accusations against Harry being the Hier of Slytherin. It's important to note that in the book, the person Harry is stopping the snake from attacking is a boy called Justin, who continues to spread rumours that Harry is out to get him. Then, Harry is found at the scene of the crime when Justin is petrified. You see my point? It's far more in depth. But it's BASED. This doesn't make the film any less enjoyable in any sense whatsoever. The director skimmed over this point because it would be boring and sometimes you have to make tough desicions and cut over quality scenes. The acting isn't great, in places, it becomes childlike and a bit flat. I noticed this on the bit when Harry is confronting Dobby and asking him to keep quiet. But let's cut Radcliffe a break, shall we? He's 11/12 when doing this and most kids that age are bad actors anyway. So don't get head-over-heels about how he raised his eyebrows a little too much in shock. Radcliffe uses his voice very well during this film, and this makes him a far more in depth character: it makes up for any physical flaws. Emma Watson uses her acting skills brilliantly, but like I said before, they are young. It's hard to describe how hard it is to act when you're a kid, if you've ever tried lying to your parents at that age, you'll know. Older actors potray their characters with sleek bliss. Maggic Smith, Robbie Coltrane and Richard Harris deserve awards. The portrayal of each character is thought out, well done, and I can never see the person under the character (having studied Drama for five years, I'd know). The CGI (Computer Generated Image(s)) are very good for its time. These days we've got such good CGI that you can't tell if it's real or not. The way Dobby moves, his textures and his voicing is all very well done. I'd give it 5 stars if it wasn't for the acting, but hey, we'll at least let it slide a little. This film isn't worth the money unless your a crazed potter fan, by which I say "Go forth!" but if your just looking for a film to watch one saturday night, don't go for this. Not unless you're with the kids, because most kids love this film for the magic, mystery and brillant CGI!
  • Best ever

    5
    By Pigso
    Great film lots of fun great just great Dobby is hilarious but well he is owned by you know what I won't say watch the film to find out it is my fave best Harry potter ever.
  • Magical

    5
    By Jimmygee999
    This Harry Potter is very good. They have introduced a house elf, called Dobby, and the plot is still solid. They have involved everything like the quiddich match, the snakes, the wand action and more! I very much recommend this film.
  • Harry Potter spells

    4
    By Duncinatot1997
    A good film however a bit expensive for a 2002 film
  • Year 2

    4
    By Ollie Pajak
    Cool film it all builds up to the basilisk darker than first one scarier and more mysterious good acting as well. Only problem the movie has a ridiculously overlong run time of 2 hours 40 minutes!! Great film though
  • Apple Rip Off

    1
    By Howdo82
    I find after years of being a loyal apple customer, they seem to have taken advantage of our custom by charging higher prices for music, films, books etc as they now have us trapped purchasing through them! It's disgusting that a company can entrap its customers to the point that most people are unaware until they look further afield and see that they are being completely ripped off by a company obviously set on world domination.
  • Harry Potter by Ollie

    5
    By Awesome Guy.
    How do you rent it? But it is a good movie. Though it could be better.
  • Can you buy?

    3
    By harrypotterdobby
    It says you can only rent it but how do you buy it? Its still a really great film though

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