Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Reviews

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
July 18, 2011

Lopsided and rushed.

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'.

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-
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
March 2, 2013

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 | Original Score: 8/10
Jeff Beck
September 19, 2012

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 | Original Score: 3/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
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
Matt Looker
September 25, 2012

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

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 8, 2011

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 | Original Score: 4/5
Ellie Hervé
Little White Lies
July 14, 2011

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

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Elisa Roche
Daily Express
July 6, 2011

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.

Richard Godwin
This is London
July 6, 2011

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 | Original Score: 4/5
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