Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (PG-13)


A flawed decision to split the final Harry Potter into two releases results in a formless narrative that overstays its welcome. We get that Harry is in grave danger, but don’t get any sense of his abilities or his inclination to rescue the human and underground magic worlds from sinister forces if he survives to defeat the evil Lord Voldemort. Harry Potter tries and fails to be all things to all people.

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