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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Reviews

November 18, 2014
For 10 years and eight films we've gotten to watch these young actors grow as people, as performers and as characters. It has been a true coming-of-age saga, in the fullest and most moving sense of the term.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2014
The grand finish, if not always inspired, feels necessary. In a sustained, imaginative way, this is the best of any movie series.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 4, 2012
Fiennes and Rickman get the actorly moments they've been building toward for so long, and the film is most fun when it sticks to mechanics: roller coaster rides, battle scenes, close calls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 15, 2011
In the 10 years since Harry's first big- screen close-up, the spell has never been broken. And we Muggles have been made better for the magic.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 15, 2011
It's a pleasant irony that, just as the first installments of Rowling's oeuvre were better suited to page than screen, the final installments have reversed the relationship.
July 15, 2011
When the movie was over, a young boy sitting behind me said, "That was great!" He was satisfied, and rightly so.
July 14, 2011
This is the way The Harry Potter saga was meant to end.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 14, 2011
Fasten your seat belts. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2is an emotional roller-coaster ride.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 14, 2011
The best possible end for the series that began a decade ago.
July 14, 2011
The final chapter ends with an epilogue that puts a lump in your throat and makes you want to watch them all again from the beginning. That's the definition of a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 14, 2011
It is not often that we can chart a series over 10 years featuring the same child stars as they grow into adults. This phenomenon gives Deathly Hallows 2 a particular poignancy.
July 14, 2011
This is a terrific, smartly designed adolescent adventure, visually rich, narratively satisfying, and bound to resonate for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 14, 2011
Deathly Hallows Part 2 sends Harry off into the pop culture pantheon on a thrilling high note. Well played. Well played indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 14, 2011
Considering that it began with genial formula of spell-casting and flying broomsticks, the phantasmagorical imagery and violence in the eighth installment is fairly adult.
July 14, 2011
Like the previous seven movies, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" obliviates the line between art and craft, but the witchcraft conjured for this satisfying finale is uniquely generous.
July 14, 2011
Ten years and eight films after the boy wand-twirler's cinematic adventures began, the saga resolves in ways suspenseful, romantic and thrilling.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 14, 2011
A movie with no beginning and no middle but two-plus hours of thundering, momentous ending...
July 14, 2011
Yates and Kloves find the grand scope in Rowling's book, and mine it for all the excitement and pathos it's worth.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 14, 2011
Exactly what it needs to be: artfully filmed, tautly paced, just sentimental enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 13, 2011
My, how the children have grown -- and the movies too.
July 13, 2011
It has been extraordinarily fun, and now the decade-long saga has reached its grand finale. The best has been saved for the last.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 13, 2011
The Harry Potter films, like the boy wizard himself, have had their creative ups and downs, so it's especially satisfying that this final film, ungainly title and all, has been worth the wait.
July 13, 2011
With its heartening final note of hope and renewal, Deathly Hallows -- Part 2 provides an altogether fitting finale to a series that has prized the fans above all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 13, 2011
Cinematographer Eduardo Serra underscores the sense of dread with a rich charcoal palette, and the outstanding CGI and 3D effects make the otherworldly threats more corporeal.
July 13, 2011
Well done, Harry! You've saved the best for last.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 13, 2011
Tears are shed for the lost, cheers are raised for the (often unexpectedly) brave and noble, and, in the movie's final moments, there is a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment rarely achieved in filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 13, 2011
It's always hard to predict how a work of art will age over time, but I have the feeling that, like its three young leads, the Harry Potter series will turn out just fine.
July 13, 2011
It's virtually non-stop action, though director David Yates, who has taken good care of these final four, ever-meaner Potter adventures, does a very crafty thing, following adapter Steve Kloves' screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 13, 2011
This movie is impressively staged, the dialogue is given proper weight and not hurried through, there are surprises which, in hindsight, seem fair enough, and "Harry Potter" now possesses an end that befits the most profitable series in movie history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 13, 2011
This is a masterful and worthy final chapter in one of the best franchises ever put to film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 13, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 puts a triumphant capper on a decade of Pottermania.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 13, 2011
It's almost impossible for the convergence of good and evil to meet inflated expectations. What matters here is that the story is told clearly and with faithfulness to the book, and that it resolves a conflict that has simmered for a decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 13, 2011
The movie puts a spell on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 13, 2011
A fitting, expertly made final chapter, freighted with hard-won emotions, shot through with a sense of farewell, and fully aware of the epic stakes involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 13, 2011
Be sure to arrive at your seat with plenty of popcorn -- and tissues. You're going to need both.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 13, 2011
What fun to feel like a kid again. I had a marvelous time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2011
Part 2 is a magnificent finale for this fantasy opus, one that pays ample justice to Harry's long-in-the-making showdown with He Who Must Not Be Named, a battle in which life and death, the past and the future, precariously hang in the balance.
July 12, 2011
The final Harry Potter movie, above all others, supplies Radcliffe with the gravitas of not just an epic story come to completion, but some real dramatic heft. Not so bad for a Hogwarts dropout.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 12, 2011
We'll miss you, Harry. But oh, what a way to go out.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 12, 2011
While it's unfolding, this is just terrific fun: eye-scorching, ear-battering, heart-pounding cinema of pure spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 12, 2011
It's wonderful. Epic and heartbreaking and just as grand as it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 12, 2011
Everything a summer blockbuster should be but rarely is - a whip-smart, slam-bang piece of entertainment where we deeply care about the fate of the central characters (and many subsidiary ones who return for their last bows).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 12, 2011
With shifting loyalties, unlikely heroes, truths revealed and a little help from friends, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" winds the series up in a most-satisfying fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2011
The sublime supporting cast, brought back if only for glimpses here, remind us that the series is a luscious, perhaps unparalleled showcase for this generation's most endearing British actors.
July 11, 2011
In the end the thing works like, well, magic...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2011
The thrilling conclusion to a phenomenal cinematic story 10 years in the telling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is proof that authentic movie excitement is its own form of magic.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 11, 2011
While "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" offers long-promised answers, it also dares to pose some eternal questions, and it'll stay with you after the final chapter has closed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 11, 2011
HPATDH 2 works like a charm. A funereal charm, to be sure, but then, there's no time left for larks.
July 6, 2011
If you've been a devoted follower of the Potter saga in print and at the movies, you'll come away from this final chapter with a feeling of catharsis and, perhaps, a slightly damp handkerchief.
July 6, 2011
With its accelerated rhythm, relentless flow of incident and wizard-war endgame, Part 2 will strike many viewers as a much more exciting, involving picture than the slower, more atmospheric Part 1.
July 6, 2011
An outstanding capper to the most lucrative film franchise of all time.