Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Adventure with Daniel Radcliffe & Rupert Grint 2h26m 8.2452
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Interesting as the three friends must rely on their total knowledge and power in the discovery and desruction of newly unveiled evil powers. Helena Bonham-Carter is a hoot in Deathly Hallows I. I didn't recognize Ralph Fiennes till almost the end of the film!

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pad.opera@ 7.8.2015   reply age: 36-49   4440 reviews

A decent Harry Potter movie, just another one like it's become a formality than a tradition now. These films are cherishing classics. Beyond the arty and well-paced direction of Deathly Hallows Part 1, I felt there was a lack of inspiration while the writers wrote the script. This is by far the dullest of the HP saga, even if the filmmaking quality is above its usual status.

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devon@ 13.11.2014   reply age: 36-49   53 reviews

IN A NUTSHELL: Disappointing. With some interesting elements in the story and something unforgettably alluring in its tone and filmmaking, making some powerful moments, this altogether drags to a dud and sucks the utter life and excitement out of this finale. It’s a soulless Potter film with no magic. IN PERSPECTIVE: Sure, it's a part of a large movie, but that's not to say this isn't a movie. This is a movie, and if the vision is to separate the movie into two parts, they need to be made as separate movies because there are going to be treated as separate movies. Together they may work magically, but that shouldn't be taken into account in reviewing this individual movie. It's blatantly apparent that the vision for this two-part finale is aimed towards making money, and going out with a bang. To me Yates has an interesting vision and I had confidence, high hopes, and wishes for it. But in hindsight, the vision is passionless, lacking imagination, and ambition in it's delivery. There's no film fun from imagination in this. For a Harry Potter movie, that's disappointing. Guillermo del Toro, who was originally considered to take the director's chair for the Deathly Hallows, would've brought some passion, whether his vision was a two-part or one-film epic finale. To me, the idea of one film seems the better route. It's just, in this story, the flow is ruined through division. Yates did fantastic with the previous instalments, but seems overdue and miscast.

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jarad_8.4@ 26.6.2013   reply age: 18-25   37 reviews

So amazing! Great movie to lead up to the finale!

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chw@ 24.1.2013   reply age: 1-12   337 reviews

It is sooo close to the book that I felt like I was reading the book all over again! And I just loved how the directors made the movie work! People say that the second part was more exciting, but I found that the first one definitely caught my attention more!

10

Two parts means more money and hopefully bigger payoff. But, director David Yates has elaborately sucked the life out of Harry Potter. There are deleted scenes I had seen following the DVD release and was astonished they were not used in this movie. Part 1 of this finale gives us a dreary and dull atmosphere which drags on until the end of a disappointing swindle. I was okay with the first hour of the film, it is just far too slow. I truly appreciate the solid filmmaking, performances and moody sequences of horror. The storytelling is dark and very threatening, this one never comes through. The Deathly Hallows Part 1 may be a strong building block, but this is not Twilight, David Yates has completely left behind the heart and soul of Harry Potter and over-hyped a boring letdown.

6

Disappointing. As good as it looks, and as good as some of the performances were, this first part to a two part finale to one of the greatest film franchises of all time dwelled too long on the dilemma of the three main characters instead of making this an adventurously exciting epic like it should've been.

6

I always love Harry Potter, but enough with David Yates, he is sucking the life out of this saga. Two parts of pure payroll. This one started off edgy and fascinating, and then swindled down to a dud. I figured so much more after the first 5 movies. But ever since, this magical world is condensing so far, I wanted to see a lot more as a fan. But very impressed by the overall performances and cinematography of this shocking slow-burning drama.

7

Sad to say this "Part 1" was slow and really boring for me. The pace was extremely slow. Liked it when familiar characters were back but that was the only consolation.

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shazjoao@ 22.10.2011   reply age: 36-49   2509 reviews