Harry Potter and the Death Hallows Part 1 finally premier in theatre. Well, the big day is finally here for Harry Potter fans and the reviews have already available and positive so far. This is a Harry Potter film that functions as a dark, emotional character study more than a fun adventure, which will be disconcerting for some. But if you love these characters, as many of us do, you'll find a lot to admire about The Deathly Hallows.
‘Harry Potter and the Death Hallows’ reviews
On Rotten Tomatoes, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” reviews are mostly positive. The film currently has a rating of 77 percent “Fresh,” although the rating is subject to change. Some reviews describe the film as boring, but the bottom line is that if a viewer is a longtime fan, the film is sure to be interesting. The final installments are significantly darker than previous installments, but the book made it clear that the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” movie was not going to be as whimsical as previous entries. Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars, and while his assessment of the tone and performances of the film are overwhelmingly positive, he does point out that devoted fans are going to understand it far better than the uninitiated.
Kurt Loder, no longer the resident film critic at MTV, was not amused. Never one to pull punches, he opines in his review on Reason that “whole sequences…cry out for elimination” and that “after two and a half lackluster hours” the film ends on a cliffhanger to the already foregone conclusion in the next installment. However, he also points out that the movie has redeeming virtues.
Fans will get it
Ultimately, anyone going to the seventh film in the series is probably a fan. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are all likely ready to move on to the next stage in their careers, but those who grew up with “Harry Potter” and Hogwarts hopefully have a satisfying wrap up to one of the most iconic film and book franchises of the decade.
Harry Potter and the Death Hallows Part 1 Video Reviews