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Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned.
Fantasy Adventure - Like the six previous films, this is an effects-heavy fantasy/
adventure film based on the novels that are wildly popular with kids
and adults alike. Language, as usual, is minimal, but there are a
number of sequences too intense and scary for young kids, and some
character deaths may upset them.
PROFANITY: 2 miscellaneous profanities. SEX/NUDITY: A brief scene of sensuality between teens. VIOLENCE: Bloodless fights and stabbings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Chases, fights, destruction. COMEDY: Some comic lines.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Seen as a self-contained story, The Deathly Hallows Part One does not deserve an unqualified recommendation, but this movie was never intended to represent more than a piece of a whole.
Roger EbertFull Review Good Radcliffe, Grint and Watson have grown from children to young adults, still retain the qualities they had when younger, are practiced professionals and carry the series.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good Fitting, then, that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows serves as the opening act of the boy wizard's adieu (Part 2 arrives next summer). Menacing and meditative, Hallows is arguably the best installment of the planned eight-film franchise, though audiences who haven't kept up with previous chapters will be hopelessly lost.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 185 moviegoers:
FANTASTIC REVIEWS! The few that didn't absolutely love "The Deathly Hallows," enjoyed it very much, rating it above average. As with virtually nay movie, there are a small percentage who rated it average to below average. THIS IS A "MUST SEE MOVIE!"
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to
track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction—the
Horcruxes.On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the
protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one
another more than ever.But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to
tear them apart.
Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of
the Dark Lord.The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort's Death Eaters seize
control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting
anyone who might oppose them.But the one prize they still seek is the one most
valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter.The Chosen One has become the hunted one as
the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive.Harry's
only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him.But as he searches
for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale—the legend of the
Deathly Hallows.And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort
the ultimate power he seeks.
Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past
when, on that fateful day, he became "the Boy Who Lived."No longer just a boy,
Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing
since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.