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: November 19, 2010
DVD 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.

David Elliott
San Diego Reader

Maturing performances are a bonus, but the show's the thing, and by now it seems much richer than any theme park that could ever be made from it.

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Laremy Legel

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

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Sarah Marrs

Not absolutely perfect, not exactly like the book, not enough, too much, give more, show me less-it's all of those things and still it's just RIGHT.

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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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Lindy West
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Overall, director David Yates does an adequate if imperfect job.

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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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Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Those who have read the book know how the story ends, but Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is so thrilling that it whets our appetite for Part 2.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% 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
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
Carlos Magalhães
This first part of the last chapter is definitely the best of the series, more concerned about the drama than the action, with a perfect pace and an intelligent… 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
Daniel Mumby
It's very easy to hold a grudge against Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows purely on the grounds of the industrial precedent it created. The financial… 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