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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Reviews

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October 11, 2016
Not that great as expected.......
October 2, 2016
The perfect start of the conclusion to an amazing franchise!
½ October 2, 2016
Spot on to book. Emotionally satisfying experience.
½ September 20, 2016
Was the most pleasing movie since the first and second in terms of vision. the books had gold visually. it was watching a puzzle build and unfold in a world with different rules and different possibilities.
this movie got pretty close.
September 9, 2016
A lot of time is spent in the camp scenes, but there is also a lot to like about it, especially how the characters actually have time to breathe before the action packed final battle of Part 2.
September 7, 2016
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was great, it was even more darker than the last five films with more visuals on Valdemort. Deathly Hallows part one proves that even the sixth installment in the franchise in be still great. Great performance, great visuals, intense moments, great story, and emotionally sastisfying.
½ September 4, 2016
8/3/3016: A good movie, but there were quite a few slow parts.
September 2, 2016
As far as first halves to stories go, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 offers plenty of fun including complex internal conflicts and exciting quests.
September 1, 2016
Very good first installment. Due to there being no Hogwarts, this moves into a different gear and as a result, i believe this to be one of the best films in the franchise.
½ August 29, 2016
I loved it, It's more grown up and very enjoyable, Great story and effects, More dark and grittier, It sets it up perfectly for the grand finale, A must watch movie.
August 29, 2016
Not being a Harry Potter fan I found the film interesting but sooooooooooo long. This really is a fan series, be interesting to see if it still holds up 10 years from now.
½ August 25, 2016
Heavily brooding, slightly without purpose, and just a little short of enough light relief, David Yates conducts the second-to-last Harry Potter film at an unexpectedly deliberate pace which definitely would catch series fans off-guard, but it does show how far in thoughtful, emotional and dazzling film-making they've come.
August 25, 2016
Director Yates made the wise choice by splitting the film into two parts, considering the book being over 750 pages long! Only wished that Bill and Fleur's wedding scene was more developed like it was in the original story, because there was so much to learn about Albus Dumbledore's backstory during the reception!
August 21, 2016
Long gone are the days are child's play. Harry Potter is dark, emotional and brilliant. This first part of the final instalment is more thrilling than ever and much more serious. Friendships are stretched to their limits, emotions are running high and time is running out. A fantastic, action packed film that needs to be seen.
August 21, 2016
Deathly Hallows part 1 is a magnificent and entertaining adventure film!
½ August 20, 2016
good with a sick cgi sequence. much better than #6
August 15, 2016
I can't wait to watch the final movie........
½ August 5, 2016
Despite being one of the slowest paced entries in the series, it does have a slight edge to it. I understand that this is only "half of a story" but it sure does get boring a bit too much for my liking. It's good, but not great.
½ August 3, 2016
A British man in children's clothing must run from a powerful wizard government, challenge the friendship of his fellowship, learn the secrets of the snake man, all while stretch half his adventures into a full-length movie.
August 3, 2016
The final chapter has begun!

Originally written on November 26, 2010--
Without the guidance and protection of their professors, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) begin a mission to destroy the Horcruxes, the sources of Voldemort's immortality. Though they must rely on one another more than ever, dark forces threaten to tear them apart. Voldemort's Death Eaters have seized control of the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts, and they are searching for Harry---even as he and his friends prepare for the ultimate showdown.

I understand why the producers of the Harry Potter film saga split J.K. Rowling's classic novel into two films. There's so much material to cover, it would be utterly impossible to do it justice in just one film. Unfortunately, that means this chapter feels unresolved and incomplete. There is so much build-up to the final conclusion still to come that the ending of Part 1 almost feels like a "let-down." However, what this film does get right is the despair, loneliness, and sheer frustration that Harry, Ron, and Hermione go through as they attempt to hunt down and destroy the evil Lord Voldemort's horcruxes. It's not the final satisfying chapter in the saga, but it does set it up for what should be an amazing conclusion.
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