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

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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.

Director:

David Yates

Writers:

Steve Kloves (screenplay), J.K. Rowling (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Nighy ... Minister Rufus Scrimgeour
Emma Watson ... Hermione Granger
Richard Griffiths ... Vernon Dursley
Harry Melling ... Dudley Dursley
Daniel Radcliffe ... Harry Potter
Julie Walters ... Molly Weasley
Bonnie Wright ... Ginny Weasley
Rupert Grint ... Ron Weasley
Ian Kelly Ian Kelly ... Mr. Granger
Michelle Fairley ... Mrs. Granger
Fiona Shaw ... Petunia Dursley
Alan Rickman ... Professor Severus Snape
Carolyn Pickles Carolyn Pickles ... Charity Burbage
Ralph Fiennes ... Lord Voldemort
Helena Bonham Carter ... Bellatrix Lestrange
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Storyline

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

£150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£18,319,721 (United Kingdom), 21 November 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$125,017,327, 21 November 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$295,983,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$960,283,305
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(at around 1h 23 mins) When Hermione and Harry are sitting on the rocks on the cliff the camera behind Harry shows Hermione putting down a book closed, when the cameras switch to behind Hermione it appears that the wind has blown the book open but the cameras switch back to show the book closed again, and switch one final time to see the book yet again open, flapping in the wind. See more »

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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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A strong beginning to a grand finale. The best film of the franchise so far.
16 November 2010 | by dvc5159See all my reviews

It should be wise for people to at least watch the first six films in order before watching this one, if they haven't read the books already.

With this film, we are slowly but surely bidding farewell to one of cinema's most successful and imaginative franchises. The franchise, like Harry Potter himself, has grown and matured as the years (and films) progress. Part I of the "Deathly Hallows" is ultimately a strong build- up to what will be a triumphant, bittersweet finale for everybody.

I won't waste time trying to talk about the performances, because they are all great and powerful in their own way. Never mind that many of the cast members are very talented veteran British actors (try getting John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson, David Thewlis, Michael Gambon, Helena Bonham Carter, Imelda Staunton, Jason Isaacs and Bill Nighy in the same film again) - the three young actors who we have come to love and care for following the first film a decade ago, basically carry the franchise on their shoulders, and this film is no exception. Radcliffe looks handsome, Grint looks gruff, and Watson looks gorgeous. They've grown into fine young people.

Screenwriter Steve Kloves doesn't forget to add the mood and gloom to the story as it slowly unfolds, but then again he adds some light humor to the film when it needs it. Bonus points for making this not only a visual spectacle, but also a character-driven ensemble; there's some complex characterization here. Also there's some action which aren't seen on screen, but mentioned by the characters. It's OK, because it's necessary for the brisk pacing, and it's not really that important anyways. Besides, the human mind can imagine these images far more powerfully.

There are many themes in this film. Sacrifice, determination, (obviously) friendship, and above all - acceptance. As the films progressed the films started to gain an increasingly dark momentum - signaling that all hope may be lost. But in the end, will good triumph over evil? Like the film, real life isn't so sure. Also, the fact that the actors and crew are moving on after a decade of making these films - it's also another way of acceptance - the films have ended, they're moving on for the better of their lives/careers. It's real life, and I wish all these promising young actors brilliant lives and careers ahead of them.

"Hallows: Part I" is many parts thrilling, as there are quite a number of intense action sequences. Many of them, of course, are done with well-rendered visual effects, and in this one they just blend in at a natural level without being too jarring. However, the action sequences are perfectly blended in with the gripping, dramatic moments. They don't feel heavy handed and it's beautiful to look at. The animated sequence about the origins of the Deathly Hallows is an absolute masterclass and jaw-droppingly beautiful to both watch and listen. If separated by itself it can win an Oscar for best animated short.

The crew also get their due here. David Yates has gotten a firm grip on the film's direction since directing the fifth and sixth films years ago. The cinematography is stunning and exquisite, and it gives off a certain moody hue to the film. The editing is also crisp, it's not choppy when it doesn't need to be. Alexandre Desplat's score really makes a difference, it literally puts you into the world with its beautiful, harmonious, and emotional tones.

In short, I would have to say that this film is the best "Harry Potter: film yet in all honesty. I grew up with the series, and as per the actors, it will be an emotional goodbye. But rest assured, the finale will be grand.

One more thing. This interpretation of the novel is the best one yet. The novel is done justice, something not seen since the first three films. It's something for both the fans and novel-readers alike, as there are some pieces only book readers can discover while watching the film. It's definitely a huge improvement over "Half-Blood Prince"'s adaptation, which for me is the worst Potter film.

Harry Potter is a phenomenon. But, like all things, it most come to an end eventually. This is the beginning of the end, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Overall rating: 75/100

P.S.:Eat your hearts out, Twi-hards.


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