Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Reviews

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Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
November 18, 2014
Sadly, though, the finale isn't the spectacle the series really deserves, and I feel fans will gloss over the film's dull points and poor direction in favour of facing the reality that 'the Deathly Hallows Part 2' is an average affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Cleaver Patterson
November 18, 2014
It certainly went out making its presence felt, but in my opinion, though there were explosions aplenty, a few deaths, and everyone inevitably ended up with who they should, I felt it ended with more of a fizz than a bang.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
July 18, 2011
Lopsided and rushed.
Toby Young
The Spectator
November 18, 2014
I must confess to being completely unmoved by the Harry Potter phenomenon. The books strike me as derivative and bland, and the film versions are, if anything, even worse.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
July 11, 2011
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
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
July 11, 2011
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
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
July 22, 2011
There's visual overstatement, stone-heavy exposition, self-seriousness (masquerading as maturity), CGI-laden plot (falling short of spectacle), and predictable action sequences.
Eric Melin
July 15, 2011
[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 | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Pais
July 13, 2011
Epic battle? Please. Director David Yates moves at only two speeds: Super-charged yet not impactful and labored, faux-majestic stillness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip French
Observer [UK]
July 17, 2011
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.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 13, 2011
130-minutes of unfocused, supernatural-themed sludge.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Armond White
New York Press
July 13, 2011
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.
Cynthia Fuchs
September 8, 2011
Deathly Hallows Part 2's most evocative moments generally have him thinking about death, not just his own, but also others'.
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
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
Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot
November 18, 2014
Goodbye, Harry. You certainly know how to make an exit.
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).
Aaron Mesh
Willamette Week
November 18, 2014
It unspools like gangbusters.
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
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
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 | Original Score: A-
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