Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)

The first installment of the two-film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they search for the pieces of Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) soul… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It can't help but feel like the prelude it is, but Deathly Hallows: Part I is a beautifully filmed, emotionally satisfying penultimate installment for the Harry Potter series.

Rafer Guzman

Part 1, like its predecessors, has been made with great care, craft and attention to detail. It is also darker and more foreboding.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is slower and stranger than any of the previous films, simultaneously raising hopes for a haunting finale while dimming hopes for a magical one.

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Michael Smith
Tulsa World

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 isn't close to being a bad movie, but it is arguably the weakest among the seven films in the series.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The trouble with Harry, as becomes clear from this seventh and penultimate installment, is not that we have lost the plot -- the film is as tangled and as corkscrewed as Bonham Carter's hair -- but that we are in danger of losing everything else.

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Claire Martin
Denver Post

By any measure, Deathly Hallows is a ripping thriller.

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Anthony Quinn

It feels like the longest, deathliest panto ever made -- and still it isn't over.

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Laremy Legel

There is much to love in the latest offering from the Potter franchise.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

This one is a long, archetypal journey that screeches to a halt a few stops short of its destination.

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Dann Gire
Daily Herald (IL)

Maybe Harry Potter could cast a magic spell over us before we see his new movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Simply one of the best Potter movies so far. I have to say David Yates as director has grown with each movie and in this one he brings the love of the subject… More
Thomas Bowler
Chock full of plot which often goes nowhere, as well as a painfully slow mid-section, this really is just marking time until the big showdown. Full review… More
Nikhil Nandu
Part One is still really entertaining and very dark, but some of the magic seems lost without Hogwarts. Still, this movie sets up the final part excellently,… More
Josh Lewis
Every complaint raised against this movie is exactly why I loved it and consider it the high for the series. The three leads are absolutely fantastic, but… More
Christian C
I needn't say after the prior reviews but visual effects are superb. And..."HI!"...Harry's grown up into a hot young man. The ending… More
Eugene Bernabe
Dark and edgy, Part I presents an ominous rise into its climatic finale. Though may lack in the expected action, the film does make a great set-up for its grand… More