Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

Part one of the climactic finale of the Harry Potter series (JK Rowling's last book, The Deathy Hallows, has been split in two for the movies).

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction – the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive. Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale – the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Now Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

Joining the cast is Rhys Ifans (as Xenophilius Lovegood), Ciaran Hinds (as Aberforth Dumbledore) and Bill Nighy (as Rufus Scrimgeour).

2010Rating: M, Fantasy themes and violence146 minsUK, USA
ActionAdventureFantasy
Director:
David Yates ('Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix', 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince', TV's 'State of Play')
Writer:
Steve Kloves
Cast:
Daniel RadcliffeRupert GrintEmma WatsonAlan RickmanHelena Bonham CarterDavid ThewlisBrendan GleesonRhys IfansCiarán HindsJamie Campbell Bower

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Director David Yates spins the series' most expansive, structurally free-form chapter yet -- lumbering and gripping by turns, and suffused with a profound sense of solitude and loss.

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Total Film

Total Film

The thunder before the lightning; the rumble on the tracks... Passable and occasionally potent, but a towering great tease that has no right to exist in isolation from the latter - better - part of the story.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Try as I might, I can't shake the suspicion that these films are too obviously built for purpose and too lacking in wit, warmth and humanity to survive much beyond the moment.

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Stuff

Stuff

There is no way Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is going to flop, writes Bridget Jones.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This grim beginning-of-the-end odyssey has a very different feel from any of its predecessors -- a development slightly more disconcerting than it is welcome.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The first and third acts are over-busy; the middle one moves like an arthritic house-elf. Still, a decent smattering of magic moments and tension's pumped up sky-high. Bring on Part 2.

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