There's no question the stellar young wizard of Hogwarts is growing up in this involving chapter of author J.K. Rowling's saga. Harry ( Daniel Radcliffe) goes through another maze of adventure as he readies for an inevitable showdown with the sinister Lord Voldemort, with a new instructor ( Jim Broadbent) the possible key to helping Harry be fully prepped.
Matters of the heart also become more prominent for Harry, thanks to Ginny (Bonnie Wright), the sister of Ron ( Rupert Grint) who has his own growing feelings toward Hermione ( Emma Watson). Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Helena Bonham Carter also are back.
DVD extras: five "making-of" documentaries; deleted scenes; digital copy of the movie. *** (PG: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times