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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Reviews

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies

Lopsided and rushed.

Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

July 18, 2011
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

As far as spectacle goes, this final chapter of the Harry Potter franchise has plenty of it with showy special effects and a rich and alluring density that once again overshadows the narrative

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 11, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A pyrotechnic wonder, a superb feast of visuals, innovative design and fabulous camerawork. And the eager fans cheered and clapped at the Sydney premiere, even if I didn't

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 11, 2011
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

There's visual overstatement, stone-heavy exposition, self-seriousness (masquerading as maturity), CGI-laden plot (falling short of spectacle), and predictable action sequences.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

July 22, 2011
Eric Melin

[It] bungles key moments that have built-in dramatic weight from the book with ordinary staging and a breakneck pace. Many of the movies, including this one, have merely summarized the books rather than actually interpreting them.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

July 15, 2011
Matt Pais

Epic battle? Please. Director David Yates moves at only two speeds: Super-charged yet not impactful and labored, faux-majestic stillness.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 2/4

July 13, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]

There are moments of wit, fear, imagination and grace that one remembers over the years, but they are scattered among the long drawn-out, meandering narrative.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

July 17, 2011
James Verniere
Boston Herald

130-minutes of unfocused, supernatural-themed sludge.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: C+

July 13, 2011
Armond White
New York Press

Now that the Harry Potter series is over, maybe the truth can be realized: This has been the dullest franchise in the history of movie franchises.

Full Review Source: New York Press

July 13, 2011
Cynthia Fuchs

Deathly Hallows Part 2's most evocative moments generally have him thinking about death, not just his own, but also others'.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

September 8, 2011
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

It's a fight to the death, as good and evil whip out their wands and cross swords amid the ruins of what used to be the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: A-

May 26, 2013
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a bittersweet parting for the Boy Who Lived, an excellent finale for the popular boy wizard who has captured the hearts of so many people.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 8/10

March 2, 2013
Jeff Beck

Part 2 ends up being a worthy note for this decade-long franchise to go out on with a satisfying conclusion to bid farewell to these enduring characters.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

September 19, 2012
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

This enthralling film ends the series on a high note, exceeding expectations and delivering a fine conclusion to the films.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 5.0/5

June 30, 2013
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade

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 Source: Toledo Blade | Original Score: 4/5

November 19, 2013
Matt Looker

The movie ... manages to be a worthy ending to what has become one of the greatest film franchises ever released.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

September 25, 2012
Neil Pond
American Profile

An emotional, have-a-hanky-handy experience for many viewers as characters they've come to know, love and care about make their collective exit.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 4/5

September 8, 2011
Ellie Hervé
Little White Lies

The final film has been labeled the 'epic conclusion' and I was elated to discover that it didn't disappoint.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 5/5

July 14, 2011
Elisa Roche
Daily Express

Fans can rest assured -- without wishing to spoil any of the major plot lines -- that their patience will be paid off fully, and some, in the final epic Harry Potter chapter.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

July 6, 2011
Richard Godwin
This is London

You need a deep grounding in Potter-lore to make the slightest bit of sense out of it, but that won't be a problem for most people who see this film.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

July 6, 2011
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