Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: July 15, 2011
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jalmeida5777Jul 18, 2011
There wasn't anything in this movie that could be considered unnecessary; more importantly, yes, people may say that it varied from the book in parts... but movies MUST vary from books to some extent because it's hard enough to boil down aThere wasn't anything in this movie that could be considered unnecessary; more importantly, yes, people may say that it varied from the book in parts... but movies MUST vary from books to some extent because it's hard enough to boil down a book with enough content for tens of hours of film into a pair of nearly-three-hour movies! Also, the visuals were amazing all the way through; moreover, whoever did Bonnie Wright's makeup in the epilogue deserves an Oscar! Expand
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smijatovJul 17, 2011
HP & DH: 2 managed to brilliantly end the Harry Potter series, to such an extent that I don't think anyone anticipated. David Yates proved himself, once again, as the best adapter of the Harry Potter series into film, even more so thanHP & DH: 2 managed to brilliantly end the Harry Potter series, to such an extent that I don't think anyone anticipated. David Yates proved himself, once again, as the best adapter of the Harry Potter series into film, even more so than Alfonso Cuaron, who was rather good at it, too. What surprised me a lot was the emotional impact that the film had on me. Many of the scenes had quite convincing settings and emotional depth that is unprecedented in the Potter series. The storytelling was rather slick and the visuals are simply stunning. The special effects have by far been one of the best, with the exception of the Half-Blood Prince possibly. Overall, the finale of the series was done as good as it could have been done. I'm rather happy that they decided to split the last book into two films, since it allowed for a fuller, more complex understanding and presentation of the story in the film. It is by far the best of the Harry Potter films and it is a worthy and spectacular ending for a series that has helped shape a whole generation. Expand
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JUIKERJul 15, 2011
Just another amazing Potter flick full of rich character development, imaginative recasting of classic fantasy elements, brilliant mixing of subtle moments with epic action, never-before-seen realistic effects, all tossed into two plus hoursJust another amazing Potter flick full of rich character development, imaginative recasting of classic fantasy elements, brilliant mixing of subtle moments with epic action, never-before-seen realistic effects, all tossed into two plus hours of true cinematic wizardry. Can't wait to watch all 20 hours of the entire series all over again once this comes out on Blu-Ray. Expand
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jwt7000Dec 30, 2011
A great ending for a good series, but it wasn't epic enough. The focus was great on the three main characters, however the technical flaw was that it didn't go exactly by the book and some of the drama parts from the book were cut off. AlsoA great ending for a good series, but it wasn't epic enough. The focus was great on the three main characters, however the technical flaw was that it didn't go exactly by the book and some of the drama parts from the book were cut off. Also some of the other characters that died in the movie (as according to the book) should have been seen. The deleted scenes on the DVD & Blu-ray releases of this movie weren't enough to justify an incomplete movie. Expand
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AceIsCoolProAug 22, 2011
The hardest movie to predict is filled with epic conclusions! The Best Of The Franchise. For anyone who loves epic conclusions must see the first 6 films then part 1 of this and then of course, this. 9.6/10
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mbagelyJul 19, 2011
Works better when watched directly after the first part, and that's what this score is for. The last 10 minutes I didn't like too much, the rest was great though, and certain scenes were amazing. Good acting all round, would've liked moreWorks better when watched directly after the first part, and that's what this score is for. The last 10 minutes I didn't like too much, the rest was great though, and certain scenes were amazing. Good acting all round, would've liked more Bellatrix as usual Expand
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DarkCriticJul 16, 2011
After 10 years watching these Harry Potter films, it became the best movie franchise that reach 6 billion dollars worldwide from books to movies.Finally, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II was epically wonderful best sequel for soAfter 10 years watching these Harry Potter films, it became the best movie franchise that reach 6 billion dollars worldwide from books to movies.Finally, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II was epically wonderful best sequel for so long, and it's been done by a perfect ending that we always remember watching over ten years in a decade. This movie series will keep on generation to generation until the end of time and farewell long live Harry Potter. Expand
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GavGav96Jul 16, 2011
Though the Gringotts scene seems rather rushed and not as thrilling as previous Horcrux-searching scenes, 'Part 2' offers (and delivers) a vast amount of emotion, great acting, witty dialogue, and stylish visuals to say farewell to theThough the Gringotts scene seems rather rushed and not as thrilling as previous Horcrux-searching scenes, 'Part 2' offers (and delivers) a vast amount of emotion, great acting, witty dialogue, and stylish visuals to say farewell to the magical series. Expand
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bassthingAug 4, 2011
Well what a disappointment David Yates has been to the Harry Potter franchise. Having made such a completely un-enjoyable mess of Half Blood Prince my wife and I were completely put off seeing Deathly Hallows part a at the cinema, despiteWell what a disappointment David Yates has been to the Harry Potter franchise. Having made such a completely un-enjoyable mess of Half Blood Prince my wife and I were completely put off seeing Deathly Hallows part a at the cinema, despite having seen all the movies so far on the big screen. However, a week ago we thought we were proven wrong after watching part a on DVD. We found it to be a surprisingly enjoyable, yet bleak film. â Expand
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sebastianJul 19, 2011
Regarding the relationship between the books and movies: Novel "purists" should stop pretending the relationship is or should be one-sided, in which movies serve as visual allegiances to Rowling's words. The imaginative worlds of the moviesRegarding the relationship between the books and movies: Novel "purists" should stop pretending the relationship is or should be one-sided, in which movies serve as visual allegiances to Rowling's words. The imaginative worlds of the movies and books are both distinct and mutually influential. It seems clear that Rowling started writing with a movie consciousness (altering her themes and action in preparation for the big screen) in Goblet of Fire, or at least Order of the Phoenix. So not only do the movies deserve their own agency, they push back on Rowling and shape the novels.

About the movie: It's at once a celebration of the first seven films and their fireworks grand finale. Have fun recognizing all the homages. Note the score, which incorporates themes from much of John Williams' original visions, as well as mood pieces from Yates' earlier contributions. Although some character cameos from the previous films are obvious, others take a bit of crowd analysis. Also check the room of requirement for a few trips down memory lane. The movie is a time capsule of the films' collective culture.

But it's also a fluid and marvelous piece of entertainment on its own (as like 200 professional critics have noted with enough words). Is it perfect? Well, it has Ginny Weasley. But Neville Longbottom's geek awesomeness more than baptizes those moments. If you enjoy the idea of Neville Longbottom being awesome, you'll fall for the movie as naturally as Luna falls for--all assortment of geeky things.
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Awesome-McTastyJul 19, 2011
A perfect end to an amazing series. I got into Harry Potter at age ten and never looked back. I'm sad to see that it's over, but glad to see it go out on such a bang. Alan Rickman in particular shines here.
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Christopher_G2Aug 13, 2011
The Dealthly Hallows Part2 is the best of the Potter series and the best fantasy film since the Lord of the Rings series. It's wonderful entertainment, but also it's surprisingly strong storytelling and acting. The performances of the threeThe Dealthly Hallows Part2 is the best of the Potter series and the best fantasy film since the Lord of the Rings series. It's wonderful entertainment, but also it's surprisingly strong storytelling and acting. The performances of the three main caracters are terrific, but it's really the adult roles of Alan Rickman as Professor Snape and Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort that are almost award worthy. The rides of emotion and suspense this movie gave me is nothing I thought possible from a Potter film, as much as I did like the other movies. I think it deserves consideration for a best picture nomination at the Academy Awards. Expand
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sreekiranJul 20, 2011
one of the perfect finishes any movie can get. beautifully crafted, perfectly narrated and spellbinding magic all over. dan is perfect as harry. he gets finally the upper hand in the movie. rest others are perfect and duel between dan andone of the perfect finishes any movie can get. beautifully crafted, perfectly narrated and spellbinding magic all over. dan is perfect as harry. he gets finally the upper hand in the movie. rest others are perfect and duel between dan and ralph is awesome. the dialogs are simply superb. neat way to end a saga. Expand
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SusanoAug 25, 2011
The downside of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is it took this long, not for the movie, but for a genuinely brilliant Harry Potter film. There have been some good examples in the past, but Deathly Hallows Part 2 is a constantThe downside of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is it took this long, not for the movie, but for a genuinely brilliant Harry Potter film. There have been some good examples in the past, but Deathly Hallows Part 2 is a constant highlight reel (thanks to the excellent source material), delivering exciting moments at a breakneck pace. While snazzy effects aren't everything, it helps if you do them well, and Deathly Hallows Part 2 certainly does, which bolsters the well paced action scenes (for which there are many). It may have been helped largely by a great yarn already being provided, but it's still undeniable that both die-hard Potter fans and anyone just wanting to see a great film will have a place in their hearts for this. Expand
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killingspreeAug 28, 2011
The movie is nothing like the book. Don't waste your time or money watching this crap. Bad acting, generic effects, and a dumbed down story.
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maverickuwJul 15, 2011
Easily the best movie in the entire series.

To be honest, I haven't been a fan of DY's directing of 5-7. I didn't think he was the right director for the epic finale and through Part 1 I was even more worried. Then came part 2. Where has
Easily the best movie in the entire series.

To be honest, I haven't been a fan of DY's directing of 5-7. I didn't think he was the right director for the epic finale and through Part 1 I was even more worried. Then came part 2. Where has this guy been for the prior 3 movies? It had such a better feel than Part 1 and both 5&6 did, and was just amazing.

Were there cuts that I miss? Of course. Is there parts I think they messed up on? No movie that's loosely adapting a book like this is going to be perfect. But the parts they put in were amazing.

McGonagall had easily the best added line in the entire movie, and as the Pensive scene started I was just praying they didn't butcher it--one of the most important scenes in the entire series and they nailed it, easily the best 5 minutes of the Potter Franchise from a story telling point.

All I can truly say is wow!
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ComasiSep 25, 2011
This part of the movie is much better than the first part even though I enjoyed the first part of Deathly Hallows. This second part has much more action and is a lot more watchable. It's a very good send-off of the Harry Potter books andThis part of the movie is much better than the first part even though I enjoyed the first part of Deathly Hallows. This second part has much more action and is a lot more watchable. It's a very good send-off of the Harry Potter books and watching Harry, Ron, and Hermonie grow up is so satisfying at the end.. The final movie has great dramatic scenes, great action, and well-executed tear-jerker scenes. This is a great way to end the series. Expand
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chasehilton22Jul 30, 2011
A finale of epic, often operatic, proportions. The trio of leads truly come into their own, and with the help of some of the UK's finest thespians in memorable support turns give this final film its true magic: heart. The visual effects andA finale of epic, often operatic, proportions. The trio of leads truly come into their own, and with the help of some of the UK's finest thespians in memorable support turns give this final film its true magic: heart. The visual effects and production are marvelous to behold, but it's the characters, heart and humanity that make it the classic it's destined to be. Expand
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gvk123May 19, 2013
This final film is the most adult of the series, as well as the most violent, and emotionally compelling film of the series. It's a fantastic and fitting end to an always reliable film series. I enjoyed this movie immensely and mustThis final film is the most adult of the series, as well as the most violent, and emotionally compelling film of the series. It's a fantastic and fitting end to an always reliable film series. I enjoyed this movie immensely and must categorically state that it's the best film of the entire series. Expand
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tonyGreenAug 5, 2011
As a non-believer in the Harry Potter franchise I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Although my understanding of the plot was restricted by my general ignorance of the preceding movies, the plot is fairly linear and easy to follow. ForAs a non-believer in the Harry Potter franchise I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Although my understanding of the plot was restricted by my general ignorance of the preceding movies, the plot is fairly linear and easy to follow. For me the winner is the CGI, quite simply the best I have seen to date. Absolutely flawless and a lot of really nice close-up details. Stunning without ever being too much. And utterly real feeling. True Harry Potter fans will love this film I'm sure, and even as a non-fan I enjoyed it, a solid 7/10 for me. Expand
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JacobSep 17, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Harry Potter is one of the longest and most successful film series fo all time. onw it is time for the series to come to an end.. Part I was one of my least favorite film on accout of lack of development and a poorly developed story. While Part II isnâ Expand
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StevieGJDJul 20, 2011
A very fitting end for the up and down series of films. Where Part 1 was plodding and more than a little slow, this movie is non-stop action. Maybe even too much so. It is well acted and shot. It was nice to see a number of the charactersA very fitting end for the up and down series of films. Where Part 1 was plodding and more than a little slow, this movie is non-stop action. Maybe even too much so. It is well acted and shot. It was nice to see a number of the characters from past movies back in the fold. The action is fast paced and fun to watch. But the end was a bit contrived and unnecessary. This is a good film, but I am shocked by the 10 ratings, Expand
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pinattarDec 29, 2011
NO, No, it cant be. it feels like my childhood has ended and there a hole in my heart. after 10 years of reading the books and watching the movies (in that order) the epic series has come to an end. now it would be a lie if i said that i wasNO, No, it cant be. it feels like my childhood has ended and there a hole in my heart. after 10 years of reading the books and watching the movies (in that order) the epic series has come to an end. now it would be a lie if i said that i was completely satisfied with the film, but after watching all of the adaptations of the books what was I really expecting? did i think that they would have everything that was in the book in the movie? no, of course not, if they did that it would have to have been split into three films. what they did do was the best adaptation they could possible do while still keeping true to the novel. sure there were thing that they cut that i wanted to see (especially the dark side of young Dumbledore story, which i was really really looking forward to. and the epilogue could have been longer and have more dialogue in my opinion, not really sure why they didn't do that actually) but want can you do, it's a long book. the movie itself was great, the acting from the three leads has really improved throughout the years and although there were some point in the film were it felt a little inorganic its nothing to complain about, the acting from everyone else was amazing the cinematography was excellent, i really liked the use of natural vast landscapes, great set design, costume, directing, writing, action scenes were incredible. it was a great ending to a great series.i do think if you haven't read the book you might enjoy it more, but at the same time you might understand less. there were certain things that they didn't explain the the film that you could only know if you read the book (like why they said you-know-how instead of his name). i would recommend to anyone (as if this review will actually affect people decision on whether of not they watch it, either you hate hp or you love hp), the only thing is that you should watch both parts together (in the same day, or the day after) especially if you haven't read the books. oh and if you haven't read the books read them, they're amazing (the reason i read today). Expand
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MRedzuanJul 21, 2011
It all has to end, every single minute of the 18 hour-long Harry Potter movies preceding this one have been leading up to this moment. There was incredible hype for The Deathly Hallows Part 2 ever since the final scenes of the DH 1, and itIt all has to end, every single minute of the 18 hour-long Harry Potter movies preceding this one have been leading up to this moment. There was incredible hype for The Deathly Hallows Part 2 ever since the final scenes of the DH 1, and it has the impossible task of meeting the expectations that it has set for itself which is incredibly high. This is the perfect way to end the best movie franchise ever made. It's amazing to actually take a step back and look at all of the 8 movies, it never drops in quality and the shifts in the tone of the movies is just bloody awesome from the Sorcerer's Stone's light, funny, cheerful tone to the very dark and serious tone of the Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows 1 and 2. As always Mr Yates gets into the thick of the action and assumes that the audience knows everything and literally picks up where DH1 ended. Hogwarts surrounded by hovering Dementors and a despondent-looking new headmaster Severus Snape, cue the title sequence. You know you're in good hands. For the fans who did not like the DH1 citing a lack of action sequences and a slow dragging story (I really enjoyed DH1) will be satisfied with this one. Almost immediately it starts with a break-in into Gringotts bank with Harry and a creepy looking goblin on his back under the invisibility cloak, Ron wearing a goatee and Hermione taking the form of Bellatrix Lestrange via the polyjuice potion. Helena Bonham Carter was absolutely amusing impersonating Emma Watson's character impersonating her. Searching for a horcrux, followed swiftly by an abrupt escape plan with the trio holding on for dear life on a dragon. Action sequence junkies you'll love this movie. The special effects in this one is great, amazing looking wand duels, knights, trolls and everything in between as Hogwarts is turned into a battlefield not dissimilar to the Lord of the Rings' movies. The calm before the storm is very similar to The Two Towers when they're preparing for the arrival of Voldermort and his posse, everything is so well-paced and the story just flows effortlessly. But even with all that in abundance, the heart of the movie will always be in the close intimate scenes, the CGI effects will never upstage the emotional core of the movie, two life-long friends finally share a tender moment, a boy circled by his deceased family and his reunion with the man he so much admired and so much more. There are a lot of deaths and I'm quite surprised that a fair amount of them occurs off screen, probably it's supposed to give a much stronger impact but I really wanted to see the demise of some of them. All in all the story was very solid and so unbelievably satisfying. Desplat's score, hauntingly magnificent. Truly beautiful and laced with bits from John Williams' and Nicholas Hooper's pieces, reminding us of much simpler and happy times and when everything came crashing down respectively. Eduardo Serra's cinematography is phenomenal, really capturing the look and feel of the movie as he did in part 1, you really feel that death is coming for Hogwarts. The stand-out performance for DH 1 was Emma Watson, DH 2 is where Daniel Radcliffe really shines. Harry Potter is no longer just the boy who lived, he's grown into a man on a mission, now equipped with a sense of authority and no one really questions him anymore, it's best to let him do what needs to be done. The negotiation scene with the goblin and with Mr. Ollivander was just so intense and delicately captured on screen showcasing a different side to Mr. Radcliffe. He was given a lot of dramatic and emotionally-heavy scenes and he really delivered, this was his movie along with Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, who have been in their roles for 10 years now, their casting really made the movie what it is. And let's not forget the most impressive supporting cast ever assembled with a slew of great British actors, you know who they are. Ralph Fiennes is menacing as the immortal Lord Voldermort but every time a Horcrux is destroyed he gets progressively weaker and Mr Fiennes' performance is very delicate showing the Dark Lord's vulnerability. Then there was the half-blood prince's revelatory piece which almost reduced me to tears. That was a heart-breaking montage of Snape's agendas and his sacrifices. Alan Rickman was outstanding showing the deeper, more emotional side of Severus Snape, give the man an Oscar already. For those that have been following ever since the first movie, the reward here is extremely gratifying. The epilogue of the movie which was set 19 years later was very bittersweet, did'tt want it to end. The final few moments before the screen faded to black, and before the sun sets on the best franchise ever made I also felt that the sun was setting on my childhood, saw the first movie when I was 10 years old, and it ended with the end of my teen years. I grew up with the movies. What a ride it has been, goodbye Harry Potter.. Expand
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DeturisJul 16, 2011
It is a good solid movie but no more nor less. 3D effects could be better, story, acting, ending were good.
If you're a Harry Potter fan then you should watch this movie.
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ThorJul 18, 2011
This movie, easily the best of the entire "Potter" series, is a brilliant end to a truly incredible cinematic journey. This movie IS NOT the same as the book, true, but that does not mean it isn't good. In fact, it works brilliantly in thisThis movie, easily the best of the entire "Potter" series, is a brilliant end to a truly incredible cinematic journey. This movie IS NOT the same as the book, true, but that does not mean it isn't good. In fact, it works brilliantly in this medium. The changes are negligible, and if you spend all your time picking out the inconsistencies, you'll find yourself ruining your own experience. Watch it as a movie, not as a book, and you'll enjoy the best fantasy movie since The Return of the King. Expand
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jjnoahjamesJul 17, 2011
Made CHEAP and made to MAKE MONEY.

I was very unsatisfied when I left the theater. I felt like the directors, actors, producers had a tough time making this, or everyone just kinda was happy it was over and just gave up! Here are my ten
Made CHEAP and made to MAKE MONEY.

I was very unsatisfied when I left the theater. I felt like the directors, actors, producers had a tough time making this, or everyone just kinda was happy it was over and just gave up!

Here are my ten reasons why;

1. The 3-D was a waste. I thought, after seeing the previews, these people in Hollywood were finally making 3-D look good! But they aren't there wasn't enough 3-D in Harry. + Can't they make freaking lens free I-Max 3-D glasses!!?

2. Next this was "setty"! I hate "setty" movies! What I mean by "setty" is that during one scene there are all these people around and watching a fight go down..and two things go wrong...one it's kinda stupid and feels like you're on a set when this kinda thing takes place....but it get's worst when the characters all run away and go fight in there own little rooms....it was kinda funny...its like a big scene get's set up...than woosh (well not really they walked haha) they're in the castle fighting...

3. The fight scenes sucked (see last point). There was not enough blood (for a finally), and when many characters got hurt or died you didn't see anything. CHEAP.

4. The film was very dry and boring at first. The opening scene was almost like a really bad reality show...where there were pauses and script stumble and lots of awkward silence.

5. Plot holes....as many other reviewers point out...but one that bothered me was a character from the beginning disappeared and ended up at a place Harry didn't know about...it was so stupid it was like why wouldn't she just tell him she was going there. Such a dumb plot hole.

6. There was no Dobby, and too little Rubeus. When Rubeus was used his scene was cheap and quick. I would have liked to see him kick some goblins in the face! I felt like they are saving Dobby for the next series (in conjuction with the ending, see next point). I felt like I was cheated. Everyone should show up in the finale, and show up in style.

7. The ending....oh my gosh the ending was so bad....I can't believe they didn't save that for the blu-ray extras. I felt like this was a SCAM and that they were just trying to set up the next Harry Potter franchise! Yuck. Great way to ruin a movie!

8. The dragon!!! Come on it's an awesome dragon! This is fantasy land! Do more with the dragon! Hey how about some 3-D flying angles?!??!! 9. There weren't enough fantasy creatures, and unique special effects that made the first couple movies within a unique world..this felt like it was cold and old.

10. The kissing scenes (if you want to call them that) sucked!

Sorry I hate to be like that. But it really was bad.
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muzzikloverJul 17, 2011
It's been an agonizingly long year for me in anticipation for the very last Harry Potter film and by god was it was worth it. Obviously far superior to the already brilliant Part 1, Part 2 is the perfect closure to a series that I haveIt's been an agonizingly long year for me in anticipation for the very last Harry Potter film and by god was it was worth it. Obviously far superior to the already brilliant Part 1, Part 2 is the perfect closure to a series that I have followed since childhood. After the credits rolled, I was completely satisfied and at the same time quite sad that it was finally over. Everything in the movie is executed to expectations. The acting from the whole cast was top notch, the cinematography was fast paced and vibrant, the plot is paced carefully with no signs of confusion and director David Yates did a great job compressing vital scenes from the book to the film with no important moments wasted. What more can I say? It's a very subtle and satisfying end to a film series I loved since it began. Goodbye Harry Potter. Thank you for entertaining us for the past 12 years. Expand
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gm101Jul 18, 2011
Not as good as its predecessor Deathly Hallows Part 1, but this is a solid movie that does a good job of ending the Harry Potter movie adaptation series.
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god-amaterasuJun 26, 2012
The latest Harry Potter film concludes an epic saga: we're talking about one of the most successful episodes, but that does not appeal to those who never liked the boy wizard. Not bad, though.
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iSniperJul 24, 2011
A wonderful ending to a wonderful series. One that i grew up with and now and am sad to say goodbye to. There were some slight book inaccuracies, and not enough screen time for the other characters, but im willing to overlook those.
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guitarplayer11Nov 13, 2011
I am one of the biggest Harry Potter fans I know and I was eagerly awaiting the release of the last movie. I saw it at midnight and it was really exciting. This movie is perfect in every way for a Potter fan. I don't really care that it is aI am one of the biggest Harry Potter fans I know and I was eagerly awaiting the release of the last movie. I saw it at midnight and it was really exciting. This movie is perfect in every way for a Potter fan. I don't really care that it is a tad different than the book because movies are movies and books are books and they should be judged as their own individual works. When the movie was over, I was sadder than I ever was at a movie theater because of how perfect the movie was. Everything about it was perfect. Expand
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AudiowombatAug 21, 2011
My oldest son said it all "I really didn't like all the other movies that much, but this one surprised me....it was really good". I rate it higher than really good. Expectations were high for all the normal reasons....and the film met theMy oldest son said it all "I really didn't like all the other movies that much, but this one surprised me....it was really good". I rate it higher than really good. Expectations were high for all the normal reasons....and the film met the expectations and frankly exceeded in its touching moments and fine acting from these stars who are growing into their talent. Fun time! Expand
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SchroederRockApr 16, 2012
Figuring out how to appropriately explain this film in a fair light is impossible. Without reading the books I can't say how much was left out. But what I can say is that, while the books are incredible (from what I hear), most movies areFiguring out how to appropriately explain this film in a fair light is impossible. Without reading the books I can't say how much was left out. But what I can say is that, while the books are incredible (from what I hear), most movies are not true screen adaptations that capture everything that might be important or wonderful from the text. Yates did a wonderful job wrapping up the series. Deathly Hallows Part 2 comes off as more engaging and more fun than Part 1 as a movie, given that there is a lot more going on, and ultimately ends up being one of the most enjoyable Harry Potter films of the whole series. I would have gladly given another 20 minutes for Yates & crew to explain and appropriately tie up the entire story as many fans (both those who enjoyed and were disappointed) have commented on. But what's done is done. It's not quite perfect, but it's a wonderful and successful ending to what has been one of the most important adaptations ever. I'll certainly miss seeing the world and characters of Harry Potter in new ways, but at least there were so many films to give breath visually to a series JK Rowling created... and in the scope of a childrens novel. The movie is great, and it leaves you wanting more as it makes an exit in "styyyle". Expand
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JudddyJul 15, 2011
The final Harry Potter installment is more than satisfying, it's masterful. It's obvious that the source material has been treated with great care, and although the adaptation is not perfect, there are far more things done well, and exceedingThe final Harry Potter installment is more than satisfying, it's masterful. It's obvious that the source material has been treated with great care, and although the adaptation is not perfect, there are far more things done well, and exceeding expectations, than factors that disappointed. The acting, especially by Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman and Ralph Fiennes, was wonderful. It was also pleasing to see almost all of the characters that we've seen throughout the series return for the final installment, and many of them are given moments to shine, as in the novel. What's most impressive is the staging of the epic action sequences which are both thrilling and suspenseful, and you feel feel a real sense that there is so much at stake. The pacing of the film is spot-on, not too rushed but not too slow, and by the final coda fans of the series, and even filmgoers simply seeing the film for entertainment should certainly be satisfied. 'Deathly Hallows Part 2' is not just the best film in the series, but ranks as one of the best action films of all time, and certainly the best film of 2011 this far. It's an excellent way to finish off such a monumental series. Expand
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TVJerryJul 19, 2011
I've never read the books and haven't really loved the movies (although I've seen them all). Even so, this final film was full of loose ends that had to be tied upâ
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JM23Aug 30, 2011
I am a huge fan of the books and a huge supporter of the movies. They all stand on their own and are unique in their own way, and this one may be the most unique of them all. Everyone knows the reviews that the movie got and I feel it isI am a huge fan of the books and a huge supporter of the movies. They all stand on their own and are unique in their own way, and this one may be the most unique of them all. Everyone knows the reviews that the movie got and I feel it is well deserved and a worthy conclusion to the franchise. To all the "hardcore" fans who have hated every single HP movie: You should learn what the word "adaption" means and stop embarrassing other HP fans with all the complaining. If you hated the first 7 movies, what did you think would change? Do you know what the definition of insanity is? Great movie, great franchise, and a series that saved the best for last. Expand
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TheBearJan 9, 2013
It seems a lot of Potter fans are so lost and deluded in their love of the source material that they forget that the films here actually need to be films and not primarily a soulless copycat of the novels. This isn't perfectly judged but theIt seems a lot of Potter fans are so lost and deluded in their love of the source material that they forget that the films here actually need to be films and not primarily a soulless copycat of the novels. This isn't perfectly judged but the vast majority of it has been and it is an exceptionally well made blockbuster with enough soul to match the heavy effects that feature this time. However what is really testament to the success of not just this film but also of the whole series, is that the quieter and more character drive moments really outshine the action and spectacle. Exceptional performances from the whole cast and it has a rousing and satisfying conclusion. It's a shame not all the secondary characters get the send off most would have liked but it is a minor quibble. A powerful end to a mighty series. Expand
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BikerjamesJul 20, 2011
I saw this in IMAX 3D, and although I'm not a fan of 3D in general I have to say this is the best 3D I have seen. The movie itself was fantastic. Special effects are as good as it gets. Is the movie perfect? No, the entire series isI saw this in IMAX 3D, and although I'm not a fan of 3D in general I have to say this is the best 3D I have seen. The movie itself was fantastic. Special effects are as good as it gets. Is the movie perfect? No, the entire series is summed up in one short sequence and was a little hard to follow, especially with the English accents. I still had a couple of unanswered questions that I had to clarify with a friend who has read the books. However, that did not distract overall from the wonderment of the film. It's been awhile since I've seen a movie I liked well enough to see twice, but I will probably see it one more time before it leaves the big screen. Deathly Hollows parts 1 and 2 couldn't have been more different. Part 1 was a snooze-fest, this one has a lot of action and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Expand
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xXAnthonyXxJul 15, 2011
2 Harry Potter haters here. It'd be 11 of 13 users or 7 of 9 users. I really liked the movie it was the best summer movie of year. I hope it does very good well it is going to do very good. I love the movies and this is a perfect end to an2 Harry Potter haters here. It'd be 11 of 13 users or 7 of 9 users. I really liked the movie it was the best summer movie of year. I hope it does very good well it is going to do very good. I love the movies and this is a perfect end to an awesome franchise. Bye Harry. :( Expand
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SpellkidDec 28, 2011
What a perfect way to finish such a inspirational and moving series. Overall everyone perfect. the best actor was by far Alan Rickman as Severus Snape. The darkness adds the emotional and action pack fim. everything was perfect and acting wasWhat a perfect way to finish such a inspirational and moving series. Overall everyone perfect. the best actor was by far Alan Rickman as Severus Snape. The darkness adds the emotional and action pack fim. everything was perfect and acting was not overdone like part one was. I am really proud to call the best film of 2011. Expand
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voller91Jul 15, 2011
The opening moments of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two are delivered in complete silence. Moody silence. We see iconic images of Professor Snape lording over Hogwarts, of Voldemortâ
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scrieciuJul 15, 2011
What a perfect way to end the famous, brilliant and epic Harry Potter series. Even tho I already knew what will happen in the movie (since I read all the books), it was still enjoyable to watch. It's hard to believe that there won't beWhat a perfect way to end the famous, brilliant and epic Harry Potter series. Even tho I already knew what will happen in the movie (since I read all the books), it was still enjoyable to watch. It's hard to believe that there won't be anymore movies. Everything that we were expecting to be in part 2 was there. It perfectly follows part 1. I was impressed by the dramatic ambiance. Sometimes, there were these long silence moments, which was perfect. You can easily get captivated by the story, like all the other movies and books. But the phenomenon and the intensity going one set a mark higher from all the other ones, because of this last battle, to finally defeat Voldemort. I'm glad that I had the chance to read the books and to watch some of the movies. Hope to see more from the actors (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) in the future. Expand
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TheOnlineGamerJul 15, 2011
This Movie is probably the best movie I see all this year. There weresome bumps along the ride but at the end it was totally worth it! Now I don't think purist's of the books will love this movie to death like I did since it does change quiteThis Movie is probably the best movie I see all this year. There weresome bumps along the ride but at the end it was totally worth it! Now I don't think purist's of the books will love this movie to death like I did since it does change quite a bit of stuff from the book, but nevertheless if you are a Harry potter fan your going to enjoy every second of it, that's for sure. Expand
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wishmasterJul 24, 2011
The last film, in my opinion not the best, but if was fun, good special effects, but the **** on the Harry Potter that spoke Dombuldore, Bellatrix my love
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JoradJul 15, 2011
First off, let me start by saying that I never read the books, so I'm not going to go about making comparisons between the book and the movie. However, I have watched every film so I've managed to keep up with the series. As a result, IFirst off, let me start by saying that I never read the books, so I'm not going to go about making comparisons between the book and the movie. However, I have watched every film so I've managed to keep up with the series. As a result, I will rate this AS A FILM rather than a book adaptation. As a film, this is fantastic on every front. Splitting the film into two parts was the best thing they could've done. I felt the first part had a couple of pacing issues, but was still pretty great. This one is perfectly paced. I was gripped constantly. A fantastic balance of story and action. Every character was excellent portrayed and I really felt that each one of them had a good level of depth. The script was also fantastic. It never felt cliché, the amount of humour was just right and it's just overall very well written. The action, the story, the character development, the romance, the humour. It's all so perfectly balanced. Nothing ever felt forced. Overall this is a phenomenal film. Every Harry Potter fan should see this, and even if you aren't a fan, watch it because it's a GOOD film (though I would recommend at least watching a couple of the previous films beforehand to have some sort of an idea of what's going on). Expand
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alex2542Jul 15, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I thought it was excellent. I understand that details were left out. Necessary details, but they obviously didn't have time for them. I mean really, I didn't want to wait for a part 3 or go to a 3 hour movie. I don't know why it just lacked the air of a Harry Potter movie. The funny moments really only brought me chuckles. But I attribute it to the fact that the whole time I was dreading the end credits from rolling, thus killing my childhood forever. Who knows. Maybe my second go around will be a better experience. But it was the best of the series. EASILY. The acting was so powerful from the entire cast, the images beautiful, the effects masterfully done, the scenes played out so that it gave the ending justice. Alan Rickman gave a bone chillingly awesome performance as Professor Snape in the Pensive scene. Ron brought me to tears when Fred died...the whole cast played their roles beautifully...

The whole thing makes me want to read all 7 books, and then after I finish I feel like watching the movies again.
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BadsniperJul 18, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 'twas a good remake of the book. Though I dislike the idea of paying twice to see one full movie, they did it very very well.Snape's story was amazingly powerful, but they left out Dumbledore's story, which I did rather enjoy. overall: Great. Expand
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JaredJul 12, 2013
The magic is back, but it's not better than ever, it's just more surprising than ever. It's certainly a step up in terms of filmmaking from Part 1 to Part 2. However, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has no sense for ambition.The magic is back, but it's not better than ever, it's just more surprising than ever. It's certainly a step up in terms of filmmaking from Part 1 to Part 2. However, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has no sense for ambition. There's no risk for success. David Yates just gives us a very safe, but well-made 2nd part and respectfully final chapter to the Harry Potter franchise. I just didn't feel the emotion in the end. The tone an the visual all seems much more stirring and captivating. The story, especially, offers an eye full. Part 2 offers unexpectedly deep, perspective-altering and jaw-dropping surprises that'll throw you for a whirlwind of tears and sensible realization. Highly gripping, sentimental, and staggering levels of entertainment is brought to the big screen, and it's irresistible. Yet, the movie disappointingly doesn't go beyond it's comfort zone for success to achieve something spectacular. It just satisfies. The ending, as it did follow the book, is lazily executed and mistakingly ignores the small, reoccuring and culturally mirculous elements evident in each of the previous 6 films' conclusions. Instead Yates justified his ending on the book's. His job is to satisfy the books needs, but also the film's needs and especially in that area of delivery. As a conclusion it needs to reminisce, bring full circle, and revisit the visual elements of the previous films or else those elements meant nothing in developing any form of matter in the story visually, since they are there for the sole purpose to give the Potter universe it's final scene signature. It's how you bring together and conclude a series of films in a complete manner. But David decides to ignore those things and make the ending just fine. But for the biggest, grandest, and most successful movie franchise of all time (despite Star Wars), it didn't do it justice.

Altogether, this is a very enjoyable Harry Potter movie. A fun, emotional, and magical ride right until the end. Highly entertaining with an epic score, a breathtaking climax in the middle of the film, and a soul-shivering vision. The two parts combine the best Harry Potter film to date, but separately as they are, they are individual PARTS of a large movie, but still individual movies, and need to be treated like that. By themselves there are standard Potter movies with one of the most unique instalments (Part 1). Part 2 is striving for, and at times thinks it's achieving, greatness. In the thick of things, it truthfully reaches wonders. But in it's ultimate delivery, it plays it extremely safe and in hindsight, it only did what the book asked. It didn't take the material and visualize it on an ambitious level. It may feel, look, and appear so and it does in the movies high points. But still that's what the book asked it to do. It plays it safe, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's still good. But applaud Rowling for her story and only nod at Yates' vision. Be entertained, but don't expect wonder.
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RoalexJul 15, 2011
For book purists it may not be the ending they wanted. But overall it is amazing and this last movie gives this series "classic" status. Alan Rickman as snape delivers the most memorable sequence in the entire 8 film series that isFor book purists it may not be the ending they wanted. But overall it is amazing and this last movie gives this series "classic" status. Alan Rickman as snape delivers the most memorable sequence in the entire 8 film series that is saddening. Daniel Radcliffe steps it up and is solid in this movie. For once i did not have to question whether or not he could act or not.

One note: If you havnt at least seen part 1 you should catch up before seeing this one as it will be hard to understand otherwise.
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NickCNJul 15, 2011
Deathly Hallows Part 2 was awesome! I am a huge fan of the books and I can say that the battle exceeded my expectations and I think I'm not alone in that since the theater was full of applauding people. All I can say is that the sceneDeathly Hallows Part 2 was awesome! I am a huge fan of the books and I can say that the battle exceeded my expectations and I think I'm not alone in that since the theater was full of applauding people. All I can say is that the scene involving Snape's past is enough to make you pay the price of admission. Expand
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MG1595Jul 15, 2011
Excellent, the end of an era most of people have lived.
Of course it's not entirely like the book, It has never been like that because you only have 2 and a half hours to play seven hundred pages of magic, I personally think it's a great
Excellent, the end of an era most of people have lived.
Of course it's not entirely like the book, It has never been like that because you only have 2 and a half hours to play seven hundred pages of magic, I personally think it's a great ending to the series.
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podunk411Jul 17, 2011
We'll, 7.5 movies later, we finally reach the end. After the somewhat terrible pacing and decision making that went in to Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Harry goes Camping), this final film is many steps up from that. Its hard to keep epic pacing upWe'll, 7.5 movies later, we finally reach the end. After the somewhat terrible pacing and decision making that went in to Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Harry goes Camping), this final film is many steps up from that. Its hard to keep epic pacing up with so many movies over so many years, and I don't think they ever really had that down (Harry Potter movies never seem to be at the level of Star Wars, or Lord of the Rings), but they still managed to get a good solid --almost epic-- film at the end. Definitely worth seeing this on the big screen (not sure it's worth 3D though). Expand
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TheGorillaOct 30, 2011
This one comes out a little weaker than the first part. It had some cliches which I couldn't stomach, and which is unusual when it comes to HP movies. It's my least favorite HP movie.
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J-TagJul 26, 2011
Just simply amazing, all-out action and dramatic scenes from start to finish. Probably the best movie I have ever seen - it entertains, inspires and plucks at the heartstrings. The best possible finish to this amazing franchise and sticksJust simply amazing, all-out action and dramatic scenes from start to finish. Probably the best movie I have ever seen - it entertains, inspires and plucks at the heartstrings. The best possible finish to this amazing franchise and sticks close enough to the book's storyline despite what anyone else says. It also fully justifies splitting The Deathly Hallows into two parts completely. The whole cast were brilliant, although I would have liked to have seen more from certain characters. Overall it is the best two hours I have ever sat through. Expand
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chommyJul 16, 2011
As a hardcore fan of both the book and movie series, I was hoping a lot out of the final Harry Potter film ever. I wouldn't call myself a hardcore book purist, but I would definitely call myself somewhat of a purist. I'm all for change in theAs a hardcore fan of both the book and movie series, I was hoping a lot out of the final Harry Potter film ever. I wouldn't call myself a hardcore book purist, but I would definitely call myself somewhat of a purist. I'm all for change in the films as long as it makes sense and it works. For Yates' three other films in the series (Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows Part 1) I felt he made lots of changes from the books that were not needed and, well, ruined the films for me (Phoenix, Prince and Part 1 are my least favourite Potter films). It's odd, then, for me to still have hope for Part 2, when the last Potter film I enjoyed came out almost 6 years ago. But, alas, I was finally impressed. Part 2 is truly a wonderful film and a fantastic end to the series. The changes made either made sense to me, or were too small for me to worry about. The acting was top-notch. All characters who have always been in the films, though mostly in the background, received their "moment" here and many scenes garnered lots of whoops and applause from the audience. The whole battle was well-made, and this movie really made a fan like me proud to have stuck with the series for so long. However, there are some complaints I have. The movie is called "Harry Potter and the DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 2" yet the significance of the Deathly Hallows aren't given. In fact, it's never discussed that Harry's invisibility cloak is one of the Hallows! There is a little chat about the Hallows in the beginning of the film, and then they are never talked about again. There are also the "emotional" scenes. The main scenes in this story that are supposed to be sad are, without spoiling too much, the revealing of several characters' deaths, a look back at a certain character's memories, and a scene in the forest afterwards. Though this scenes were well done in the movie, they didn't have me close to tears like they did in the books. This is really the biggest problem I had; the movie didn't feel too emotional or touching. I was expecting my eyes to at LEAST get a little teary, but they never did. Another scene, in which a certain mother calls another character a very naughty word, felt rushed, which is truly a shame as it was one of the most hyped up scenes. Overall, however, I was impressed and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It truly is the first Harry Potter movie since Goblet of Fire that left me quite happy. I will forever miss this series and will miss waiting and getting all excited for a new book and, now, a new movie. JK Rowling and the cast and crew of the movies have truly given me a wonderful childhood and a marvelous 10 years. Thank you. Expand
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deputydepril91Jul 19, 2011
It was a perfect ending to the perfect franchise i loved every part of this final it was spot on with the book. it was scary it was funny it was sad it had it all harry potter we will miss you
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DenebKaitosJul 15, 2011
I admit it, I have not read the books. With that said, the movies should stand on their own. None of them have, and this one is no different. There is so much wrong with the movie it is difficult to know where to start. So I won't. I will sayI admit it, I have not read the books. With that said, the movies should stand on their own. None of them have, and this one is no different. There is so much wrong with the movie it is difficult to know where to start. So I won't. I will say that parts seemed lifted from the Phantom Menace, Star Wars film, and that is not a good thing. Expand
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marian1233321Aug 9, 2011
Boring!!
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TheQuietGamerJan 6, 2012
A fantastic ending for the series, it's packed with action and emotion, and the light touches of humor during certain places are nice, although I do wish they would have given us more information on the new characters, and I found Voldemort'sA fantastic ending for the series, it's packed with action and emotion, and the light touches of humor during certain places are nice, although I do wish they would have given us more information on the new characters, and I found Voldemort's death was kind of unsatisfactory, but this is still one of the best in the series and will please every fan of this fantastic series, a must watch. Expand
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TokyochuchuDec 14, 2014
The Harry Potter franchise is one of the finest ever created, right up there with the likes of Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. As the closing chapter, the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is unmissable yet as a standalone film, it is also possiblyThe Harry Potter franchise is one of the finest ever created, right up there with the likes of Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. As the closing chapter, the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is unmissable yet as a standalone film, it is also possibly the weakest in the series. There are certainly some highlights, including the biggest tearjerker of the series, but too many major incidents are covered in too little time. Oh wow... This major character just died... But no time to register that properly because we've got to move onto another battle scene. This leads Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 to feel a bit rushed and also somewhat lacking in characterization. Expand
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MichaeIAug 1, 2011
Absolutely fantastic. After a disappointing first part of The Deathly Hallows in my opinion Part II of the final book by J.K. Rowling was a fierce battle between good and evil and an emotional rollercoaster as characters that all of us haveAbsolutely fantastic. After a disappointing first part of The Deathly Hallows in my opinion Part II of the final book by J.K. Rowling was a fierce battle between good and evil and an emotional rollercoaster as characters that all of us have read about and watched on screen for about a decade died at the last breath. A fitting end to a masterpiece of a series that only comes once in a generation. Expand
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jonnyohioJul 21, 2011
I went to see this movie in 3D and I have to say the 3D effects were just amazing (sit in the back of the theater). I am not a big Harry Potter fan, and I never read any of the books. Besides the great 3D, the story is great, the acting isI went to see this movie in 3D and I have to say the 3D effects were just amazing (sit in the back of the theater). I am not a big Harry Potter fan, and I never read any of the books. Besides the great 3D, the story is great, the acting is good, and the special effects are epic. If you are not a 'book was better' cry baby, go see this movie in theaters (if you saw the first part) in 3D. It's worth it! Expand
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Commen0136Jul 15, 2011
I will start my review by saying that I've read the book but its been more than two years so I've forgotten about it and wouldn't be making any comparisons. There are parts that I liked a lot and there are also parts that I disliked. I likedI will start my review by saying that I've read the book but its been more than two years so I've forgotten about it and wouldn't be making any comparisons. There are parts that I liked a lot and there are also parts that I disliked. I liked almost every scene but Snape stood out. Snape was wonderful in this film, his story, his scenes and the acting was brilliant. Voldemort was also great in this film. Everyone acted well so I won't be complaining about bad acting. Now to the parts that I didn't really like. Fred Weasley and Lupin's death.They died in a very anticlimactic way. It wasn't as sad as it was supposed to be. These two are important characters. They just showed their dead bodies and that's it. Another thing is that Malfoy, Hagrid and other supporting characters didn't appear that much. The epilogue is something that I have mixed feelings about. It was in the book and I think it gave the film makers a hard time. The cool thing about the epilogue is seeing how the characters grew and seeing their children going to their same school. The not-so-good thing is that the actors looked silly. The boys (Harry, Ron and Malfoy) looked like normal adults but the girls looked almost the same. Hermione looks like she didn't even age. But the epilogue and other minor bad things didn't ruin the film for me. Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part 2 is great film and a good and satisfying conclusion to the series. Expand
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MalasawasJul 16, 2011
The best of the saga. How can I say as a Harry Potter freak? Well, not a freak for real, but more or less this. The final is epic, and the characters are developed right to them top... maybe I still can say Harry is not well enough played byThe best of the saga. How can I say as a Harry Potter freak? Well, not a freak for real, but more or less this. The final is epic, and the characters are developed right to them top... maybe I still can say Harry is not well enough played by Dan Radcliffe but it still good and he improved a lot. Great scenes from Alan Rickman (one of the best in my opinion). Deep and tender, even sad story from him, of course it comes from Rowling. But still good. Also the battles, every each and single little one is epic, and shows what each wizard is capable to do for real. You have not to think anymore, now you have the proves. Maggie Smith, epic too. TOO EPIC, the best of the best! Expand
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manwe7Jul 21, 2011
I gave it a 9 only cause I had a hard time hearing what they saying. There were some shockers in the movie as I have never read the books but seen every movie. There were some touching moments and Alan Rickman was scene stealer.
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gromitSep 29, 2011
On Holidays and yesterday I finally got a chance to see part 2. I think the fact I fell asleep in a cinema for the first time ever pretty well sums it up for me, this movie would be great for insomniacs.
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ManzuJul 19, 2011
Ostentatious ending to a series that has lost its splendor of originality

Story: Now this is where the film falls short the most, paramount importance is given to scenes where cheap romance occurs (retrieval of the basilisk teeth), which
Ostentatious ending to a series that has lost its splendor of originality

Story: Now this is where the film falls short the most, paramount importance is given to scenes where cheap romance occurs (retrieval of the basilisk teeth), which does nothing to enrich the plot, because it has no effect on the overall story, but the filmmaker does not seem o think it is important to explain Harry's "loljks, I wasn't dead", probably assuming that most people have read the book and the others will just say "It was probably magic", but this cannot be too much of a criticism because many of these weak storytelling mechanisms are taken directly from the books. As for the epilogue it seems cheap, gratuitous and completely out of tone with the rest of the film. It feels like it was left there to get a few cheap laughs and to leave the viewer with no uncertainty that Harry does live happily ever after. But most of these criticisms should probably go into a book review, because the source material is as weak as the film itself.

Camera-work and Direction: Average to low standard, especially considering the budget was $250 million. The shots where steady cam was not used only seem out of character with the rest of the film. The sequences where Harry and Voldemort communicate through their psychic connection seem incredibly redundant and have a tendency towards fake experimentalism, which has no motifs and seems to be completely self-indulgent. Under this category falls also the white Kings Cross station, which seems to be an optimistic attempt to form some sort of symbolism, but once again this optimism must go unrewarded. The animations are standard, not adding much to the plot, even when they are mostly visually pleasing.

Acting: The acting in the lead roles seems to be consistent with the rest of the series, even though our familiarity with the characters does not seem to make them more sympathetic. The supporting actors seem mostly relived to be over with this lengthy project and their performances are very weak, which is not saying that they are given enough screen time to give their characters any development.

Sceenplay: Steve Kloves' screenplay seems to be an incomplete work where the adding in of interactions with cute animated creatures through out the film, seem to have importance over the development of the plot. With the fact that his only large job has been in writing the screenplay for the Harry Potter series, his knowledge of the overall story should have aided in tying loose ends, but these remain completely unsolved and seem accentuated with lousy dialogue and lengthily emotionally dry scenes.

Soundtrack: Forgettable rehash of previous successes

Poor ending to the epic (in size not in merit) Harry Potter franchise.
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AlnORTIZJul 15, 2011
Fast, smooth and beautiful, this is the best Harry Potter film ever made. Period. The acting is at its finest and the direction is flat out beautiful! The visuals are phenomenal, it's obvious that the filmmakers waited until the last film toFast, smooth and beautiful, this is the best Harry Potter film ever made. Period. The acting is at its finest and the direction is flat out beautiful! The visuals are phenomenal, it's obvious that the filmmakers waited until the last film to give the visuals their all. The story is faithful enough to the book! Overall, I'm sad that the franchise has to end, but we'll always enjoy the series "until the end". Expand
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fahadJul 16, 2011
The final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows areThe final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again. Expand
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1234Sep 7, 2011
good film, unfortunately for the directors and producers there was a book, they missed out important pieces from the book which would of extended the film and made it much better and i feel they rushed some of the film ................. butgood film, unfortunately for the directors and producers there was a book, they missed out important pieces from the book which would of extended the film and made it much better and i feel they rushed some of the film ................. but still good film :) Expand
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4EverGreenJul 18, 2011
I think I can safely say that this movie is (and probably will remain) the best live-action film of 2011 by a long shot! No other live-action movie I've seen so far has come close to the level of epic coolness that I have seen in this movie,I think I can safely say that this movie is (and probably will remain) the best live-action film of 2011 by a long shot! No other live-action movie I've seen so far has come close to the level of epic coolness that I have seen in this movie, and from the looks of things, it appears very doubtful that there will be any live-action movie coming out in 2011 that could possibly come anywhere close to the level of epic coolness I have seen in this movie. The movie adaptations of the fantastic book series have been very faithful towards preserving the integrity originally written by J.K Rowling, and this movie brings a satisfying conclusion to what began nearly a full decade ago in 2001. It has been entertaining to see both the cast and characters change with every new adventure that took place, and even though this movie brings a close to the magical saga of Hogwarts, I was very satisfied with all of the action that took place on-screen, and I feel elated to have seen the entire movie saga all the way through. This movie is destined to join the ranks of movies like "The Wizard of Oz, The Grapes of Wrath, Casablanca, Pinnochio, Alice In Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins, The Diary of Anne Frank, Charlotte's Web," and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy as superb movie adaptations of popular books. This is the movie to see in the year of 2011! Enough said, true believers! Expand
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J42HmusicSep 1, 2011
Certainly not the best of all the Harry Potter films, but definitely a decent effort. Apart from diverging from the book, a terrible script and out-of-place humour, it was a good finale and the special effects were exciting.
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asthobaskoroAug 5, 2011
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part II blew me away, awesome and brilliant. Pure blockbuster with heart and intense action. The best in the series.
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wiggipopJul 22, 2011
I've been a devotee to these films for a long time now, some have impressed (HP6 and 7.1), some not so much (the tripe that was Order of the Phoenix). My only wish for this film was that it did justice to the end of the book, which was aI've been a devotee to these films for a long time now, some have impressed (HP6 and 7.1), some not so much (the tripe that was Order of the Phoenix). My only wish for this film was that it did justice to the end of the book, which was a truly powerful and emotional experience. Did it? Well, sort of. A lot of it impressed me: It starts very strongly, deliberately slow to build toward the climactic battle, those early scenes are well written and acted, and watching Bellatrix-Hermione was a treat. But from then I found it hard not to be distracted by the choices the film-makers had made; powerful moments from the book don't seem to have been realised as well in the film. There are a few examples of this but the biggest is Voldemort's eventual defeat; the most important scene in the entire series, and he's gone, with a whimper, not a bang. Carrying the film through are two brilliant performances from Daniel Radcliffe (easily the best he's been) and Ralph Fiennes, this is their film. So much so, that all the other characters feel a bit pushed to the side; subplots with Ron and Hermione, with Luna, Neville, Draco feel rushed and unimportant. However, the films strength lies in its share of emotional moments, and all the big ones are well realised on-screen; I was a blubbering mess. This is still an excellent film, it looks amazing and is really well acted and mostly well scripted. It was always going to be difficult to farewell the series adequately, and they've done it quite well. Expand
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jimmytancrediJul 20, 2011
After 10 years marked by the success of Harry Potter saga, the least that those who followed the journey of the young wizard during that time could ask for was an end to match the quality and charm that the series was gaining more and moreAfter 10 years marked by the success of Harry Potter saga, the least that those who followed the journey of the young wizard during that time could ask for was an end to match the quality and charm that the series was gaining more and more until then. And the last film that not only meets the demand in all areas, it also goes further. David Yates, being director for the fourth time in the saga, delivers to the public, fan or not, an admirable quality of outcome after having led the work with care in the previous films he directed. Proves to be a director of intelligent vision, placing each element in its quantity and the right times. In Part 1, there is a further development in the drama of the characters and their internal conflicts, and the plot to prepare the key to the end, but without having even a little in the moments of action. Now in Part 2, the fastest pace exciting and gives a greater focus to physical conflicts that the previous film, dramatic but also the emphasis needed to excite the viewer. In the plot, Voldemort got the Saille wand in order to become invincible. However, it gets weaker every piece of his soul that is destroyed by the protagonists. With his army of Death Eaters, he initiates an attack on Hogwarts, to prevent them and are able to destroy the last Horcrux. Harry, knowing his anger, struggles to find and destroy them in time, and finally have the final showdown with his nemesis. With the battle taking place in school, Yates once again follows the right, not making a final showdown full of explosions in an action whose purpose is just the visual impact, but an epic battle that although, as is the thrill of the moment truly is: a sad and gloomy. The soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat, who repeats the good work of the previous film, highlights this issue. In the technical issues, the film is not anything to duty. On the contrary. The treatment of visual effects, the aforementioned soundtrack, photography of Eduardo Serra, who also repeats his job well, the beautiful art direction and makeup too, providing a great result to the elves, and also in the epilogue, making a characterization of compelling characters. All this in a high standard of quality. The performances don't deserve any least attention. The saga has always been privileged to have an amazing cast, and now it's all about the movie where they are in the spotlight. Daniel Radcliffe has his best time and leads admirably. Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are also more than worthy of recognition. Matthew Lewis has a good time favored by a more mature Neville. Alan Rickman, but doesn't appear too long, the scene offers a spectacle of the memories of his character. Ralph Fiennes Voldemort embodies a violent rage and consumed by fear. Helena Bonham Carter is also present as Bellatrix Lestrange insane, having featured in the comic scene of the invasion of Gringotts Bank. Also noteworthy is the actress Maggie Smith, with her surprising role of Professor Minerva McGonnagall, leading the defense of Hogwarts. It is gratifying to see the set of all such work carried out with competence resulting in something so admirable, that perhaps only small by not giving proper emotion in some of the killings, where beloved characters go, and also to explain some details left out that possibly confused a bit by those who didn't read the books. That won't be very harmful, but care about those details could be higher. However, the successes speak much louder, but contribute to the deserved outcome of this phenomenon that marked the many and surely will continue checking, because even with the sad farewell, the saga is not dead, nor die in the hearts and memories of thousands. Expand
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commonviewerJul 16, 2011
"Absolutely brilliant," said Ron, and I say that about the movie and every previous movie! What a ride it has been growing up with the movies, starting when I was 6 and ending as I am 15. When I hadn't seen the movie, I couldn't possible have"Absolutely brilliant," said Ron, and I say that about the movie and every previous movie! What a ride it has been growing up with the movies, starting when I was 6 and ending as I am 15. When I hadn't seen the movie, I couldn't possible have imagined a childhood with Harry Potter, and now, 10 years later I cannot imagine what it would have been like without him. I'd like to thank everyone, who helped every HP book come to life, EVERYONE! Also, don't think I'm forgetting Jane K. Rowling - the person responsible for this epic saga's creating. I am forever grateful to her for that. I give this movie 10 points, without doubt, but with also great sadness about the saga coming to an end. I understand it had to have ended some time, but still, I am pretty emotional. Like I did a marathon of 7 HP movies before going to the cinema to watch DH2, I would like to to in the future. I suggest you do the same :). Good luck to everyone in their future endeavours, whom I also thanked, and I will most certainly miss the characters! Expand
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tizzacJul 17, 2011
I have nothing against these people, but if you need the movie version of a book to be EXACTLY like the book don't rate the movie based on how close to the book it was. It's a movie: certain things in books don't transcribe to movies as well,I have nothing against these people, but if you need the movie version of a book to be EXACTLY like the book don't rate the movie based on how close to the book it was. It's a movie: certain things in books don't transcribe to movies as well, and the movie makers have their own creativity they want their art recognized as well.

With that being said, I loved this movie from beginning to end and by end I mean END. I went to the 3D one which was mind blowing I recommend spending the extra money to 3D it up! I had goosebumps throughout and had tears streaming down my face for at least 15 minutes. the CGI in HP7p2 was practically flawless, the acting was spot-on, there weren't many differences from the book, and the things that were different made sense to me because a movie portrays emotion in a different way than books do. I loved this movie so much that I am actually writing my first review on metacritic to express how good it was, which is saying alot 'cause I'm a lazy one! If you've seen only one of the movies or if you've read the books, listened to the audio books and seen all the movie or if you're just a movie fan: you NEED to see this! It's got it all: action/adventure, romance, happiness, sadness, realizations, a dragon and of course, the biggest thing you need from the last movie in a saga, a stunning and complete conclusion. In summary, if you only see one movie in theaters this summer Hp7p2 is the one and only choice for you. Enjoy!
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rifter89Jul 15, 2011
After Pretty much hating the 6th film and part 1 of the 7th film, I was really hoping that they could pull this one off, and amazingly enough this film was THE BEST of the entire series. I picks up right from where the first one left off, andAfter Pretty much hating the 6th film and part 1 of the 7th film, I was really hoping that they could pull this one off, and amazingly enough this film was THE BEST of the entire series. I picks up right from where the first one left off, and the action starts right away. There is a point in the movie where everything is pretty much summed up from most of the films (everything significant anyway) And your awaiting the magnificent ending and it sure did deliver. The bad thing about this film is the fact that it ended. Its sad that there wont be anymore of these films, but your still happy that all is right in the wizarding world. Even if seeing a harry potter film was a bargain sometimes because of not knowing how good its going to be. Its nice to see that they finished off this series with a huge bang. I will definitely be seeing this one again, hopefully very soon. Expand
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TheWhiteMambaJul 18, 2011
As a lifelong fan of the books, i've been a little critical of the film adaptations, but i have overall enjoyed them. Deathly hallows part 2 was a great movie and i would highly reccomend it. probably the best in the series. charged withAs a lifelong fan of the books, i've been a little critical of the film adaptations, but i have overall enjoyed them. Deathly hallows part 2 was a great movie and i would highly reccomend it. probably the best in the series. charged with emotion and driven by it's epic final conflict, this movie did not dissapoint. i will miss this series and encourage you to see part 2 for yourselves and maybe even read the amazing books. Expand
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akelz7Jul 15, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2... as an adaptation from a book, it dissapoints. As an action film, it dissapoints. As a completion of the (mostly) great saga of the boy who lived, it's disappointing. Get the idea yet? RodgerHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2... as an adaptation from a book, it dissapoints. As an action film, it dissapoints. As a completion of the (mostly) great saga of the boy who lived, it's disappointing. Get the idea yet? Rodger Ebert said: " seem fair enough, and "Harry Potter" now possesses an end that befits the most profitable series in movie history." Fitting. That's what this movie feels like, a profit machine. It felt generic, or at least the ending did, the underwhelming, underplayed, disappointing ending. Shame, really. Expand
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AlexArvin21Jul 16, 2011
Truly the best movie of 2011. I am not just saying that because im a fan boy, i say it because the directing was the best in the franchise, the acting was on point, the story did a good job of following the book, and it was just powerful. TheTruly the best movie of 2011. I am not just saying that because im a fan boy, i say it because the directing was the best in the franchise, the acting was on point, the story did a good job of following the book, and it was just powerful. The action in the movie made you feel like the hogwarts heroes were in true danger. The movie just had so much raw power it is a good movie to end the series of the millennium. Expand
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RoscoJul 15, 2011
It All Ends Here! Sadly, it does all come to an end but the Harry Potter franchise surpasses every expectation and delivers a grandstand finale of epic proportion in what is an unmissable and unforgettable film experiences of all time. WithIt All Ends Here! Sadly, it does all come to an end but the Harry Potter franchise surpasses every expectation and delivers a grandstand finale of epic proportion in what is an unmissable and unforgettable film experiences of all time. With all the high expectations heading into The Deathly Hallows Part 2 it seemed impossible that this film could end up doing what does. Picking up from the tragic ending of Part 1 the film with Harry, Ron and Hermione searching for the remaining Horcruxes to destory Voldemort and Yates sets the tone very early on with an all out action raid on Gringotts bank. The only minor issue that I had with Part 1 was the pacing but this film runs at a very smooth and fast pace. One of the elements Yates displays very convincingly is the transformation in the atmosphere and feeling for the film. Long gone are the happy times of Quidditch, instead you now have the dark, gloomy skies, dragons, death-eaters and the Dark Lord himself. This works a treat because it not only emphasizes that this is the finale to this spectacular series but it makes it much more serious. There light-hearted moments but their timed to perfection and the focus is purely on the the final battle. And that is were this film excels overwhelmingly! The battle scenes were just extraordinary. Visually its encapsulating and mezmerising and once again gets across the epicness of this film. Its been compared to the LotR battle and rightly so its simply oustanding. The story was very well written, Yates manages to combine the story, the pace, the action and the acting incredibly well. One standout, as per usual, is Alan Rickman arguably the greatest performance of the Potter franchise as Severus Snape, he is magic as Snape as his true motives are revealed in what has to be some of the most emotional and poignant scenes of the movie but Daniel Radcliffe has his moment and delivers his best performance saving his best for last, he takes centre stage in the final third and is actually magestic. And there is plenty of emotion as expected after all this is it, the final Potter outing! There are sacrifices, deaths of much loved and maligned faces who we have come to love as well as the romance as Ron and Hermione share that much anticapted kiss. All this leading to the epic showdown between Harry Potter, the boy wonder, and Lord Voldemort. The epilogue in closing the film is very bittersweet seeing each character 19 years down the line was very moving as they sent their kids to Hogwarts but it brought this amazing series of films to a fantastic finish. In closing, I urge any film fan to see this movie. It is utterly essential to see the ending to this epic series. They have certainly saved the best for last and ensure that the greatest film franchise of all time ends in spectular and spell binding style! This film has everything a finale should have and will be remembered for years to come. Having grown up with the series since I was a little kid its sad to bid Harry and co farewell but Im left fully fulfilled and admiring the achievement they have delivered in this epic franchise. Mischief managed Harry, it was magic from start to finish! Expand
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ZacharyMatsonJul 15, 2011
Nothing comes close to this film. It is the best of 2011, and possibly one of the best films of all time. It's rare to see a movie that is the eight installment of a series and is so darn good. Everything about this movie is magical, no punNothing comes close to this film. It is the best of 2011, and possibly one of the best films of all time. It's rare to see a movie that is the eight installment of a series and is so darn good. Everything about this movie is magical, no pun intended. I could do with out the cheesy ending(not a spoiler), but besides that, I'd have to say there was no better way to finish off one of the greatest, if not THEE greatest movie franchise in history. Expand
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pauloJul 18, 2011
I am still breathless by this Harry Potter Final movie. Lots of action, excellent actor's performances and the real feeling that "It All Ends" . This movie became an event, the ultimate glimpse of the marvelous world and history created byI am still breathless by this Harry Potter Final movie. Lots of action, excellent actor's performances and the real feeling that "It All Ends" . This movie became an event, the ultimate glimpse of the marvelous world and history created by J. K. Rowling. The epic feeling of each individual scene, the large emotional charge that embraces the film creates the perfect climax. It's hard to believe that all have ended, but it has been done in the most perfect and beautiful way. Congrats again for David Yates and the Actors that have truly mastered their performances with this one, like Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter and a lot of others. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 will definitely be remembered for eternity by the people who grew up with the saga and for those that know how truly see it's magic. Expand
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ChipperXSep 6, 2011
This was a fine ending to the Harry Potter series of movies. I have not read the books, but I have seen all of the HP movies - this was by far the most action-packed installation of them all. Deathly Hallows, 2 succeeds because the pace isThis was a fine ending to the Harry Potter series of movies. I have not read the books, but I have seen all of the HP movies - this was by far the most action-packed installation of them all. Deathly Hallows, 2 succeeds because the pace is quickened - we're down to the end game, and Voldemort must be reckoned with, and eventually vanquished. Getting to the end is wicked fun, and the director rushes us headlong into the action without much ado. I must admit that upon seeing the movie a second time, plot development takes a back-seat to the action scenes, but who really cares? When you get right down to it, all we want to see is Harry and Tom facing one another with wands in a duel to the death - and we are not disappointed in this respect. There are some surprising face-offs between villains and heroes in the final film, and they are worth seeing more than once. The epilogue is touching, although a bit trite - see this movie on the big screen, if you can!

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NJWolfgangMay 15, 2012
The first time I saw this I was caught up in all the effects and a lot of the plot and story got lost in the shuffle. Viewing it a second time I realized how taut the script for this final installment was. The screenplay for this lastThe first time I saw this I was caught up in all the effects and a lot of the plot and story got lost in the shuffle. Viewing it a second time I realized how taut the script for this final installment was. The screenplay for this last vision is very tight and well written. The effects are outstanding. After many years of Harry Potter I have a few complaints and one is turning Emma Watson into this whiney frump girl who seems to be on the verge of hopelessness like she popped a pill every morning. Radcliffe has certainly matured and grown into this role. The Producers were lucky to find him and lucky he was perfect for Harry. This was the best of all the Potter films in my opinion and one of the best films of 2011 if not the best. Expand
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kingtzSep 4, 2011
I watched this in IMAX 3D the 2nd week it was out. As someone who's never read any of the books, this movie was pretty entertaining. DH2 is probably the most "adult" and action-packed out of all the movies. I understand that my friends whoI watched this in IMAX 3D the 2nd week it was out. As someone who's never read any of the books, this movie was pretty entertaining. DH2 is probably the most "adult" and action-packed out of all the movies. I understand that my friends who are close followers of the books hated this movie, but yeah, as a lowly muggle, I enjoyed it.

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nonnikchiefJul 24, 2011
And so the series concludes. but don't worry, unlike the first half, which did nothing but fill in the blanks, and badly, this second half is actually worth your money. The script is all right, but with too many unnecessary dramatic pauses,And so the series concludes. but don't worry, unlike the first half, which did nothing but fill in the blanks, and badly, this second half is actually worth your money. The script is all right, but with too many unnecessary dramatic pauses, but the acting is pretty good. (At least as good as you can get with the characters being played) There is a lot more action this time around, however the final duel could have been a bit more spectacular while still staying true to the book. Those who easily cry should beware, as there are two particularly sad parts that could bring tears to your eyes. (I myself shed a single tear, and i am not known to cry during a movie) The action sequences are very well done, and the animation is spectacular. The special effects are great, and the movie really redeems itself for the lousy first half. It's good enough to see even if you read the book, but don't go and buy it for $30 on DVD. I give it an 8.5/10 Expand
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KrazyFoxSep 29, 2011
As a movie itself, is very bad. As a experience to the fans may be something... nice, just to put an end to the saga. But the movie itself is very very poor, in comparison to the other movies of the same franchise, is a disaster.As a movie itself, is very bad. As a experience to the fans may be something... nice, just to put an end to the saga. But the movie itself is very very poor, in comparison to the other movies of the same franchise, is a disaster.

Unfortunately this movie is pure half baked fan service, if you want to watch a good movie, don't waste your time.
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Khunter4382Jul 18, 2011
This is what I have been waiting for during the entire series.....duels, showdowns, battles, revenge, action, and dare I say a little blood? This is easily one of the most satisfying films of the franchise and the strongest as well. AsThis is what I have been waiting for during the entire series.....duels, showdowns, battles, revenge, action, and dare I say a little blood? This is easily one of the most satisfying films of the franchise and the strongest as well. As always, IMAX does great justice to this film, though the 3D was underwhelming. There are strong performances here. The film has great pace and a lot going on, but most of it works. However, there are large holes throughout the film that demands the audience to give the benefit of doubt. I only bring these up because I, along with my fellow cohorts, were engaged in confounding discussion well after viewing the film, and none of us could come up with definitive answers. Expand
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CursedKnight187Sep 16, 2011
This movie is my favourite of the franchise, but I have to admit, it was over hyped. The final installation had more emotion and connected with viewers more, but the fact that a lot of viewers have actually read the books before watching theThis movie is my favourite of the franchise, but I have to admit, it was over hyped. The final installation had more emotion and connected with viewers more, but the fact that a lot of viewers have actually read the books before watching the film ruins the anticipation and atmosphere for them. Personally I had already read the book before watching the film, but I still enjoyed the movie, which is why it gets an 8 for its brilliant directing and acting. Expand
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jarndyceJul 15, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Here's the thing: reviews from all the major critics are unfailingly unhelpful, and I'm always left wondering what movie they saw that I didn't, usually when, as here, they just love the film. The Potter finale is not bad, by any means. Nor am I concerned that it takes liberties with the books. The problem is that, as a rousing finale, it is lacking, chiefly because the pace is all wrong. We've been set up for 11 years for the momentum that must carry this film, and it's all stops and starts. Not good. Then, and also irrespective of Rowling's story, I was deeply disturbed by Voldemort's weak agenda. Haven't we been led to anticipate that, in full power, he is going to consume the world? So - why is he so triumphant at the Hogwarts scene, as though the school were his ultimate goal? The Voldemort I've been expecting would not bother making a recruitment speech to the kids. They join or die, period, and he's too flimsy here to be truly scary. On the plus side: Rickman is fabulous. Radcliffe is better than he ever was. AT LAST, Maggie Smith gets to strut her stuff. That makes it worth it. But...this was not a truly successful film conclusion to the saga. And, to be rather **** I so wanted a bit more oomph when Mrs. Weasley takes out Bellatrix. PS All the reviews indicate lots of casualties from adult and young characters. Hmm. A few, none terribly shocking. Expand
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lususgreeneJul 18, 2011
Harry Potter as usual provides a above average not quite hi art movie and book experience. This movie is the same solid level of quality as all the others. HP books and movies should not be ranked among the best of the best of all time, butHarry Potter as usual provides a above average not quite hi art movie and book experience. This movie is the same solid level of quality as all the others. HP books and movies should not be ranked among the best of the best of all time, but they are enjoyable, deserve a large audience, and provide a good level of quality. So sit back relax and enjoy it, but don't forget this is kid Lit, really good kid Lit granted, but kid Lit just the same. Expand
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RassillJul 21, 2011
I found this to be a fitting if somewhat underwhelming end to the most repetitively episodic and stiffly acted of franchises (not counting the recent Star Wars trilogy movies BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HAPPEN, THEY F$%^ING DID NOT HAPPEN OKAY?!I found this to be a fitting if somewhat underwhelming end to the most repetitively episodic and stiffly acted of franchises (not counting the recent Star Wars trilogy movies BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HAPPEN, THEY F$%^ING DID NOT HAPPEN OKAY?! Ahem....) Director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves do exactly what they have done with previous installments; which is to move the film along as fast as possible whilst using as little expositional dialogue as possible and simultaneously dumping anything from the books that had any real character deepening qualities, ( Dumbledores dark past is completely sidestepped) or emotional clout, and leaving it cruelly flapping on the cutting room floor like a confused, suffocating trout. The battle of Hogwarts looks, well... pretty crappy, with Yates attempting to ape shots from Lord of the Rings and failing, despite having a much bigger budget to work with.Oi! SAY WHAT?! Uh Huh! No **** Anyway, I can't be bothered writing anymore about this movie as it doesn't deserve it. Piss off Harry Potter, seriously. Yeah okay the books are fun and the movies are WHATEVER but does this crap really deserve to be the overwhelming super fart franchise it has become? NO! So much is better than this: looking at a wall for example, certainly a more wholesome experience than being forced to sit through either of the first two movies. Scratching your eye, easily as much fun as watching Harry Potter 5, fa show! Funny story: I actually farted earlier and it reminded me of Daniel Radcliffe's acting when R-Pattz died in HP Sause 4, what a stinkyness that was, jeez, in fact pretty much anytime Radcliffe had to really emote in a scene he failed miserably, though he did get less crap, but in the end he was still crap. and he knows it. The other two actor-children-people-things? Crap. Oh! Pushing a granny down the stairs, that's probably more fun than all the movies combined actually, and that's free to do, and only takes a second, AND you don't have to sit through twenty odd hours of crappy child actors pretending to actually like the crappy movie they're acting in yet all the while being glad they are who they are, not just because they're richer than most of us, but because they don't have to be us and not be in Harry Potter like we aren't, and have to pretend to everyone else that they like the movies everyone else likes such as Harry Potter, which thay actually think is only okay and not the second coming and would probably rather go down to the park and do an outdoor activity if you asked them, or even just do something else, like say....waterboarding themselves! Transformers is crap too, and loads of other stuff and whichever the latest tight wearing super ninny movie about a dude who got some powers through no fault of his own but was then able to pooh through peoples minds and travel back in time and become his own anus or his planet would explode or whatever even though he a bit socially awkward cause of their differences just like all of us are, awww, is. IRON CAPTAIN THOR FARTS 4: The secrets of the Teenage Mutant Ninja prostitutes! Its all the same! HuuuuuP! I actually am a Harry Potter fan, believe it or not, but I think this previous 'stream of consciousness' shows just how apathetic I was towards this movie and it got me thinking about whether artistic movie tastes are perhaps cyclical and.....well I don't know, originality might become fashionable again, probably not though so.... Johnny Depp I'm seriously annoyed at you too, make a good movie would ya?!.....aw WHATEVER Harry GO AWAY!!! Pirates of the Harry Potter and the Spiderman of the neverending rehash of easily digestible multiplex gruel, with extra self delusion! Aye why not! Expand
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SradJul 15, 2011
I am convinced that the critics who have raved about this movie and have given it such positive reviews haven't actually read the books. This movie diverges from the actual book way more than I could appreciate as a HP fan. The HogwartsI am convinced that the critics who have raved about this movie and have given it such positive reviews haven't actually read the books. This movie diverges from the actual book way more than I could appreciate as a HP fan. The Hogwarts battle scenes seem to be the director's own version of the events rather than a recreation of the book (if you've seen the trailers, you would have suspected as much). Unfortunately, while the first four movies brilliantly followed the books (given the time constraints of a movie), ever since director David Yates got involved, the movies have moved away from the books (Half Blood Prince being a great example of Yates doing his own thing). Deathly Hallows 2 in my view does an even poorer job of visually recreating the book than Half Blood Prince did. In summary a most disappointing end to the Harry Potter years Expand
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HalfwelshmanAug 8, 2011
Most people expected the final Harry Potter to be good (imagine the outcry if it wasn't - there would be rioting in the streets...probably). Few, I suspect, realised just how exceptional it would turn out to be. It was actually worth the tenMost people expected the final Harry Potter to be good (imagine the outcry if it wasn't - there would be rioting in the streets...probably). Few, I suspect, realised just how exceptional it would turn out to be. It was actually worth the ten years that film-goers have committed to the series! The film resolves all the dangling plot threads and repays it's viewers patience with interest. Deathly Hallows Part 2, unlike it's predecessor (which had the unenviable task of setting up this finale, and thus, tended to drag) is fluidly told, well acted and is an undeniable visual spectacle. For the first time in the series, Daniel Radcliffe really gets to demonstrate his skill as a mature actor - his performance is restrained, but heartfelt and compelling. The real highlight of the series always has been, and continues to be Alan Rickman's Snape - he gives the performance of his career, made even more emotional once the truth about Snape is revealed. The rest of the cast also hold their own, and there are some nice curtain calls, even if you only see some characters for a fraction of a second (blink and you'll miss Miriam Margolyes and Mark Williams!). The effects are superb, the action extremely creative, the whole thing wonderfully filmed. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be utterly engaged right until the credits role, and Yates brings the saga full circle in a pleasing way (though I'm not a big fan of the prologue). The only real criticisms I've heard of the film thus far are die-hard fans shrieking "but it's not 100% like the book!". No it is not like the book. David Yates wasn't writing a book. He was making a film. The changes he made were for the best, and helped the story flow. You cannot adapt a book page-for-page onto film. The film series and books exist as separate entities for the better. They both offer different pleasures. They do not need to be identical, and it is a great blessing that they're not. The past ten years have flown, and the Harry Potter films have left their mark on the world, just as the books have. Mr Potter, we'll miss you. Expand
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rrangerJul 18, 2011
Good, exciting movie, but predictable outcome for a guy who didn't read the last book yet. It is still worth seeing it in a theater. I did enjoy it better than part one, and the movie ended well, despite the sadness that the series is nowGood, exciting movie, but predictable outcome for a guy who didn't read the last book yet. It is still worth seeing it in a theater. I did enjoy it better than part one, and the movie ended well, despite the sadness that the series is now at an end. :) Expand
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willmaster123Jul 17, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Honestly people, stop comparing it to the books as if thats all that matters. First of all, its meant to be an adaptation, not a full copy, and second of all, the movie did actually have more of the book in it than any other Harry Potter movie to date, so please stop complaining. But I did think this movie was very good, almost better than the book in my opinion, mainly because I did not enjoy the 7th book that much. But the movie added a lot too the whole entire Hogwarts invasion sequence, and it made it much more action packed and much less of the 'going to class' act that has been there since the first movie. I thought that the acting was great, but not exactly very noticeable, but the real standout is the way the story was expanded. In truth, not much happens in the second half of the 7th book compared to the other novels, but the director was able to include many scenes that were not from the novel to make the movie MUCH longer. The battle between Voldemort and Harry at the end felt extremely epic, even though it felt a bit strange that Harry even stood a chance against him (17 year old boy deflecting spells from the greatest wizard of all time?). Overall, i felt that the movie was very good, and while it was not quite as good as the Prisoner of Azkhaban, i felt it deserved the 9/10 i give it. Expand
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GagnarNov 4, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Long had I awaited the Deathly hallows: Part 2, and after watching it all it just kept blowing my mind even long after the credits started rolling. Great action, beautiful special effects and watching the plot unfold made me lose no eye contact with the theater screen. Yet I felt something was amiss, there was missing something, this movie actually lacked emotion! The action is fluid and exciting making perfect usage of the 3D dimension and simply seeing this great movie through to the end was really satisfying, but never the less I could just not stop thinking about the book I read years ago, which impressed me way more then this film. The sole reason of this is because I found this movie to lack emotion, because the entire movie focuses way to much on Harry, which is a shame because there is just so much more going on involving hes friends and enemies. Daniel Radcliffe is just to many times on screen and to long which leaves Hermione, Ron, Fred, George, Molly, Arthur, Bellatrix and everyone else somewhat in the dark. Vendettas being fought out to the death between aurors and death eaters, Voldemort battling hes former teachers and mentor, Slytherin rejoining the great battle, Harry's final words against Voldemort, asking him to try to feel sorrow and regret and much much more like these events are left out in this movie. This movie lacks the emotional punch the book had which is why I rated this movie a 7 out of 10. It is a great movie, a movie which will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time, but afterwards I simply could not help it but to feel disappointed because of how it all story wise turned out. Expand
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