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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
It's just a lot of smoke - literally and figuratively - that evaporates into thin air without meaning or context.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
January 6, 2013
This penultimate entry in the series lacks the life and the imagination of its worthy predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Eric Henderson
November 19, 2010
Hallows: Part 1 isn't a film at all. It's a placeholder. And its makers are making fans pay for the privilege of remaining caught up.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 18, 2010
Every two minutes the action whooshes sideways to someone somewhere else.
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
November 18, 2010
Despite its enormous popularity and commercial success, the Harry Potter saga seems destined to be remembered as never quite adding up to the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
November 18, 2010
This one is a long, archetypal journey that screeches to a halt a few stops short of its destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dave Golder
SFX Magazine
November 16, 2010
Often just seems to be going round in very decreasing circles, chasing its own fairytale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
November 20, 2010
The three main leads' deficient acting ability causes the movie to falter in the middle. The absence of the colorful supporting players to bolster enthusiasm is a crucial missing ingredient. The computer-generated special visual effects are...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Douglas
November 12, 2010
Deathly Hallows - Part 1 isn't necessarily bad but it's more than a little disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
November 27, 2010
A stop gap, not a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
November 17, 2010
More like Harry Potter and the Torturous Moping.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Victoria Alexander
November 16, 2010
Dreadful. Horrible acting. Only for Potter fanatics.
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
November 17, 2010
This series is really getting tired. The films of J.K. Rowling's mega-popular books were always handled with grim seriousness by the various directors assigned to them, but at least in the early films there was a sense of magic and originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
November 19, 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow: Part 1 is bad on an epic scale. The worst film in the series. Period.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
November 17, 2010
The pervasive dark tone, the heavy-handed dialogue and the sloth-like pace of Deathly Hallows reflects the self-importance that has now overwhelmed the obligation to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
December 6, 2010
Potter stumbles at the finish line with tepid Hallows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Thomas Leupp
November 18, 2010
Rowling's flaws as a storyteller are much more evident in this film than in previous installments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
November 20, 2013
Maybe Harry Potter could cast a magic spell over us before we see his new movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
November 11, 2010
This grim beginning-of-the-end odyssey has a very different feel from any of its predecessors -- a development slightly more disconcerting than it is welcome.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 18, 2010
... dreary, murky and cheap ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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