New York Times - 11/15/2002
"...Many of the sequences are thrilling....The visual environment is beautifully conceived and skillfully rendered..."
USA Today - 11/15/2002
"...CHAMBER OF SECRETS, the movie weaves a powerful spell over its audience..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/22/2002
"...[The film has] new characters, marvelously played by fresh king-and-queen hams who conjure the old-fashioned art of well-placed acting..."
Rolling Stone - 12/12/2002
"...The young actors -- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry, Rupert Grint as Ron, and Emma Watson as Hermione -- exude a new ease..."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2003
"...It affords an opportunity for such character actors as Kenneth Branagh and Shirley Henderson to let rip....[The] monsters from the first film are smoother and more nuanced here..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/15/2002
"...CHAMBER OF SECRETS, like its predecessor, is intelligently cast and makes good use of behind-the-camera talent..."
Box Office - 01/01/2003
"...Enchanting....We see even more of the exquisitely realized Harry Potter universe in this outing..."
Variety - 11/11/2002
"...It possesses a confidence and intermittent flair that begin to give it a life of its own....[The] film features a commanding turn by Christian Coulson..."
Director Chris Columbus recreates the magic of the second book from author J.K. Rowling's best-selling series about a young wizard, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe). In this sequel, Harry and his friends Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the new school year only to be met with a terrifying mystery. An unknown creature, one that supposedly lives in the legendary Chamber of Secrets hidden at Hogwarts, is attacking students in the school, leaving them literally petrified and as cold as stone. Even the professors seem at a loss for how to solve the chilling mystery, leaving it up to Harry and his friends to save the day. Rowling's story translates well to the big screen, with a magical flying car, a giant spider, a house elf named Dobby, and assorted other creatures making their film debuts. Radcliffe continues to charm as the wide-eyed young Potter, and Grint shines as his best friend and sidekick. Kenneth Branagh joins the all-star cast as the preening megalomaniac author and professor, Gilderoy Lockhart. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS also stars the late Richard Harris, majestic Maggie Smith, and an under-used Alan Rickman.
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