Reviews

Nov 18, 2014
The final instalment, Deathly Hallows Part 2, is a bravura duel between good and evil. It's also a cathartic, occasionally clunky nostalgiafest.
Nov 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.
Nov 18, 2014
The grand finish, if not always inspired, feels necessary. In a sustained, imaginative way, this is the best of any movie series.
Nov 18, 2014
The film is strong enough to have the unusual effect of improving its predecessors in the memory simply by association.
Jan 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.
Jul 23, 2011
One of the great things about this second Deathly Hallows is that it plays exceedingly well as either a stand-alone epic or a continuation of the previous chapter.
Jul 18, 2011
For a grand finale to a truly epic, good-natured franchise, this is a perfect goodbye that's very hard to beat.
Jul 15, 2011
Nothing can compare to the experience of reading J.K. Rowling's books, which have been expertly condensed and interpreted by screenwriter Steve Kloves, but given the need for compromise I think they've done justice to the author's intentions (if not...
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 15, 2011
Harry Potter, yeah, it's not bad.
Jul 15, 2011
When the movie was over, a young boy sitting behind me said, "That was great!" He was satisfied, and rightly so.
Jul 15, 2011
Not that part two of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is bad, you understand; it's much better than I expected, given the mediocrity of the series in general and the fizzle of part one in particular.
Jul 15, 2011
Here at last, in the final chapter, the Harry Potter franchise rouses itself toward something approaching greatness … After eight installments, this last Harry Potter film finally left me wanting just a bit more.
Jul 15, 2011
The finale is a great British triumph, twice as good as its predecessor, highly recommended. A happy ending, as I think it's known.
Jul 14, 2011
This is the way The Harry Potter saga was meant to end.
Jul 14, 2011
It's hard to imagine fans leaving the final Potter film with deep disappointment in this satisfying conclusion.
Jul 14, 2011
Fasten your seat belts. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is an emotional roller-coaster ride.
Jul 14, 2011
The best possible end for the series that began a decade ago.
Jul 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.