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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Reviews

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 4, 2011
Fortunately, the good outweighs the mediocre, so in the end this is one of the better installments in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kevin A. Ranson
January 17, 2011
No more professors, no more books; no more Potter's defiant looks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Jordan Hiller
January 10, 2011
The domineering final stretch of a story that has become as much popcorn distraction as old, reliable friend is shaping up to be part family reunion, part merciless slugfest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
December 27, 2010
Noted critics have used the words 'unintelligible' and 'impenetrable' to describe the script. Here's a couple more: Boring and meandering.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Michael Black
December 21, 2010
The magic is lost on the very young because of the films' even darker tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 14, 2010
The saga of Harry Potter definitely heats up before it winds down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
December 12, 2010
Probablemente la mejor de la serie desde El Prisionero de Azkaban (2004), HP7 es una película de clima denso, oscuro y ominoso, excelentemente filmada.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
December 12, 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is the first entry of the franchise to really capture the essence of J.K. Rowling's masterworks.
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 11, 2010
Although it feels far too long, Yates and Kloves thankfully mix the dark drama with lighter comedy, allowing the characters to grow organically
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
December 6, 2010
Potter stumbles at the finish line with tepid Hallows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 6, 2010
The trio has clearly advanced beyond the pure buddy stages of childhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
December 5, 2010
Judging by this first half, this touchstone series is well on its way to getting the sendoff it deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Todd Gilchrist
December 3, 2010
as an outsider to the works of J.K. Rowling, it's nevertheless a well-constructed, competently-told and generally engaging tale that suffers only from being but part of the whole story.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 2, 2010
Yates has been building his version of this world for two movies now, and he rightfully doesn't let up.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 2, 2010
Fulfills the promise of Brit TV director David Yates as the perfect Harry Potter director -- and quite possibly as a filmmaker to reckon with in general.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2010
This stagnating set-up for a finale wallows in self-seriousness. There's so much glumness and lethargy here, a new character--call him Excelsior Lugubrious--emerges from the mega-budget, moody mist, threatening to slay Death himself with Sleep.
Stephen Silver
The Trend
November 30, 2010
"Deathly Hallows" is a significant improvement over the slow and talky previous film
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marc Fennell
Triple J
November 30, 2010
Pretty artful, complex, compelling work for a film that technically doesn't have a beginning or end.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Joshua Starnes
November 29, 2010
The grimness of Deathly Hallows replaces the lighthearted tone of the previous films ... how much of an improvement this is depends on how serious you thought the series should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10

Liverpool Echo
November 29, 2010
Part 1 concludes with good and evil evenly balanced, both sides having suffered losses in pursuit of ultimate victory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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