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

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  19 November 2010 (USA)
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As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.



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Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. Written by Chris Green

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence, frightening images and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Deathly Hallows  »

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Box Office


£150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£18,319,721 (UK) (19 November 2010)


$294,980,434 (USA) (1 April 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Composer Nicholas Hooper turned down the opportunity to score the final two films, saying that working on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) took a toll on his family's personal life. See more »


Just after Harry and Hermione fail to destroy the Horcrux and Harry says "We need to keep it safe", he looks inside the piece of his mirror, the camera is briefly seen in the reflection. See more »


[first lines]
Rufus Scrimgeour: These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our citizenry: We, ever your servants, will continue to defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you! Your Ministry remains, strong.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are in 3D gold text. When they conclude, the Deathly Hallows symbol appears, first in extreme close-up with all three items rotating independently (like the one Mr. Lovegood wears around his neck), then shrinks down with the title appearing centered across it. Next, the line fades out followed by the circle and, as the triangle fades out, the Elder Wand appears in its place. See more »


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Bagatelle in A minor (Für Elise)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
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Wickedly awesome - One of the best
12 November 2010 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Up until now, I was convinced that from the 4th book onwards, Harry Potter-books had become too complex to make into film: Goblet of Fire was a sore disappointment. Order of the Phoenix left many Potterheads wanting more, even if it wasn't a bad film per se (personally I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though I felt they left out too much). Half-blood Prince -while visually stunning- did not capture the brilliance of the book. With "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", I think the makers have finally succeeded in crafting a movie that was both fun to watch for casual viewers while also catering to the needs of the hard-core fans who know the books by heart. The decision to split the movie into two parts may be judged as a financial one by some, but I'm convinced it was the only possible way to make this work. The movie was cut off at the perfect time as well, having the viewers yearn for more without being too abrupt.

I don't want to give away anything, so I'll just say this: Hats of to you, David Yates. One can only hope the second installment will continue in the same vein...

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