Critic Review - New Yorker

When the movie was over, a young boy sitting behind me said, "That was great!" He was satisfied, and rightly so.

July 15, 2011 Full Review Source: New Yorker | Comments (25)
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Crimson Ark

Crimson Ark

"Then I offered him the remainder of my sour-patch kids...he took the bait, and so my
night got even better."

Jul 15 - 07:04 AM


J Margo

...I GET ittttt!

Jul 15 - 09:45 AM


Chris Perez

I see what you did there.

Jul 15 - 03:44 PM

Amir B.

Amir B

That was so funny

Jul 15 - 04:51 PM

Tyler Driver

Tyler Driver

Oh my god that was so funny.

Jul 19 - 07:52 AM


Someone Someone

I guess that must had "satisfied" David, as well as the boy?

Aug 1 - 11:08 AM

Bram S.

Bram Sterling

I don't get it

Jan 3 - 12:45 AM

Lonny F.

Lonny Franks

that isn't the definition of a classic. Go look it up you fucking reatard.

Jul 15 - 12:32 PM


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Jul 17 - 11:53 PM

Jack Dark

Jack Dark

Really? The guy behind me went with the much more apt phrase "Well, that was shit."

Jul 19 - 01:36 AM

Mr. Dufresne

Chip McNair


Jul 19 - 08:52 AM

Rafael Zlotnik

Rafael Zlotnik

I think you mean he said "that was the shit" or "that was some next shit"
because this was honestly the best movie I ever saw.

Jul 19 - 05:51 PM

Eric Gschwind

Eric Gschwind

You really don't see that much movies then. It was good, but not the best.

Jul 26 - 05:40 PM

Thomas W.

Thomas Waterhouse

Reading the book will spoil the film for most.

Jul 29 - 11:17 AM

Damn Swesey

Damn Swesey

If your a fan of the novels than there are a few major problem with some of the major elements of this movie. My biggest complaints are, No Crabbe, no real emotion when Fred was killed, in fact that should have been tear jerking. The battle between Molly and Bellatrix was not very well preformed, infact it was jaw dropping only because it was acted out so badly. Seriously that should have been edited out or reshot because it was dissapointing. Other than that,Second best HP movie only to Part 1.

Jul 19 - 09:28 PM

Crimson Ark

Crimson Ark

they couldn't include crabbe because the actor
that played him was in prison or some shit for
possesion of marijuana..
and i thought the scene with Fred seemed pretty emotional..alot of the people sitting around me had tears in their eyes and Ron bent over his brother was pretty heart shattering.
i do agree somewhat on the Molly and Bellatrix thing though..
she should have been louder!
the spells she used to kill her looked like dark magic as well lol
at least you're one of the few who didn't complain about the ending...that's a portion of the movie that I thought out did the book

Jul 20 - 09:05 AM

Steve A.

Steve Austen

I stopped caring about what was taken from the books after it was decided to be split into two parts. David Yates took out so much from Phoenix and Prince that I am now pleased with how much has been left in. Could you imagine if Deathly Hallows was one 2 and a half hour film?

Jul 21 - 01:33 AM


Bob Good

Lol seriously. Harry Potter fans always find the pettiest shit to complain about. What else can you expect from a fanbase made up of kids, teenagers, and college students?

Aug 17 - 04:15 PM

Fatima Fuentes

Fatima Fuentes

This movie sucked. So many thing were left out for example: the return of Percy(he is supposed to come back and ask for forgiveness from his family), they don't even show Fred's death(which happens while he if fighting next to Percy which he has just forgiven), the way Professor McGonagall just kicks out all the Slytherins(she actually gives everyone a chance to stay and help fight if they were over aged), the whole battle is supposed to take place in the great hall in the middle of everyone not in the court yard or around the school like when harry throws himself and Voldemort off the window. The ending was very disappointing, first of all Voldemort DOES NOT TURN INTO ASHES!!!! what David Yates did was an insult to Lord Voldemort and second of all Harry never broke the Elder wand he places it back in Dumbledore's tomb where he believes it belongs. This movie was just plain bad.

Jul 23 - 01:31 PM

Steven S.

Steven Smith

You really need to get a clue. The conflict between Percy and his family was NEVER included in the films, so it wouldn't make any sense to be in this one. They showed Fred's death, though, yes, it was disappointingly different from the way he was killed in the book. Everything else you said is complete rubbish. You're just nitpicking stupid details that didn't, in any way, take away from the quality of the film. Mcgongall's reaction to the Slytherin students was funny. The battle took place all over the school, not just the Great Hall (where, after Harry reveals himself to be alive, action does occur). And who the hell cares how Voldemort died? The visual was cool, which is probably why it was chosen. An insult to the character? Give me a break. This movie scored higher than any other HP film, and deserved the praise fully.

Jul 23 - 06:33 PM

Damn Swesey

Damn Swesey

IT was a shame... how it turned out. I liked it is a good movie for being a movie but you can not consider the Movies in any way to be CANON. There is too much left out and to many odd scenes put in. This is by all means Alternate Universe Potterverse material. Sure some things happened like this in another universe but in the real Potterverse the way Rawlings wrote it is the way it happened. It tried to be the Lord of the Rings at the End and sorry to Say Potter was and in noway ever was like FRODO.

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Jul 23 - 09:04 PM

James Gingerich

James Gingerich

Cinema is dead. Film is dead. A beautiful art form that not 5 decades ago was thriving, budding even, is now a soggy, sour, putrid remnant of past successes. Year by year the sinkhole deepens presenting new depths to which the manure of the movie industry may drift with enough inertia as to hint at its apathy with direction but with enough movement to assure those watching that they indeed intended to go yet lower into that trashy slime. If there is a god may he forgive us for we have surely thrown away any and all opportunities of salvation, sold our souls to the devil for cheap romance, stale comedy and 3D glasses, forever doomed to an abyss of poorly staged action sequences, pseudointellectual plot twists and cheesy lines so bad they make Perry Como sound like Leonard Cohen. Where art though! The Cassavettes, the Tarkovskys, the Bressons, Fords, Peckinpahs and Mark L. Lesters! Gone to history and time, cherished by those few still remaining, brave enough to remember the truth behind the old faiths. Forgive us for our rantings, we few are a dying breed.

Jul 27 - 01:18 PM

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Jul 30 - 09:08 AM


daniel lee

lol wtf... pull your head back out of your ass.

Jul 30 - 10:42 PM

Jon J.

Jon Johannesson

My god, that is a pretentious comment.

Aug 9 - 06:50 AM

Zachary Palumbo

Zachary Palumbo

You're really complaining about pseudo-intellectualism? Take a look in the mirror, buddy.

Nov 16 - 02:39 PM

Rowan Wills

Rowan Wills

nice rant!

Dec 27 - 02:28 AM

Derick Smith

Derick Smith

Confirmation that Harry Potter is just fodder for kids.

Aug 1 - 08:50 AM

Branden Mata

Branden Mata

Not really....I'll be shocked if this movie is not nominated for Best Picture actually(and that's not really kiddy material). And right now it stands a pretty good chance of winning. Only movie currently I could maybe see winning over it is The Descendants(and maybe War Horse depending on how that turns out).

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Aug 2 - 05:08 AM

No Esfuerzo

No Esfuerzo

So you became a top critic by taking somebody elses opinion?

Good job son.

Aug 16 - 04:19 AM

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