Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Reviews

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Kate Muir
Times [UK]
November 18, 2014
The final instalment, Deathly Hallows Part 2, is a bravura duel between good and evil. It's also a cathartic, occasionally clunky nostalgiafest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Serba
MLive.com
November 18, 2014
Come the conclusion, tears no doubt will be shed, probably by those more devoted than I. Whether they cry because of overwhelming emotion or in mourning an era's end, I'm not sure. Probably both.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 18, 2014
Radcliffe retains an endearingly owlish demeanor. But he also captures the quiet determination of a young man determined to confront his life-or-death destiny -- making the world safe for good folks, wizards and Muggles alike -- with admirable aplomb.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
November 18, 2014
It's a bittersweet end as the final adaptation of the beloved books hits the big screen. Expect tears, both from nostalgia and some truly amazing storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Christopher Kelly
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
November 18, 2014
For 10 years and eight films we've gotten to watch these young actors grow as people, as performers and as characters. It has been a true coming-of-age saga, in the fullest and most moving sense of the term.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
November 18, 2014
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is a fine finish to a franchise that most, including myself, wish would never end.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
November 18, 2014
It comes to an end with class, dignity and a fair amount of relief on the part of yours truly.
Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot
November 18, 2014
Goodbye, Harry. You certainly know how to make an exit.
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 18, 2014
The most enduring aspect of the Harry Potter films, and the reason this one works, is the acting of its three young leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Aaron Mesh
Willamette Week
November 18, 2014
It unspools like gangbusters.
David Elliott
San Diego Reader
November 18, 2014
The grand finish, if not always inspired, feels necessary. In a sustained, imaginative way, this is the best of any movie series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
November 18, 2014
The film is strong enough to have the unusual effect of improving its predecessors in the memory simply by association.
Chris Tinkham
Under the Radar
November 18, 2014
Deathly Hallows -- Part 2 lives up to the standard set by its predecessors, remaining true to their spirit while also delivering an epic battle royal between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).
Paul Whitington
Irish Independent
November 18, 2014
As to the three principals, they've grown up with the Potter saga and have done so reasonably gracefully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alynda Wheat
People Magazine
November 18, 2014
When the time comes to face Harry's fate, Radcliffe confidently, casually shows how much he's matured as an actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 18, 2014
When Yates gets it right, Deathly Hallows: Part Two roars with majestic otherworldly oomph.
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
November 18, 2014
I for one am glad to see Harry Potter come to a close. It was one of the most reliable film franchises ever to go beyond a trilogy, even at its spottiest, and I imagine that an entire generation will look back on it with fond memories.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Katherine Monk
Canada.com
November 19, 2013
Yates strikes a beautiful harmony to make the most of the storytelling and the technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
November 19, 2013
Thankfully, Yates gives us one wonderful final voyage with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, a smashing, melancholy, and thoroughly satisfying conclusion to the eight-film saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Knight
National Post
November 19, 2013
The seven films to date have earned almost a billion dollars each, so it's obvious their followers are legion. But this is also a series that takes itself seriously, never more so than in this, the deathly finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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