harry herm ron deathly hallows 'Harry Potter' reviews: Is 'The Deathly Hallows Part 1' the best yet?We’re all anxiously awaiting the second-to-last “Harry Potter” film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One,” but until it opens on Friday, Nov 19, we’ll all just have to live vicariously through those who have gotten sneak peeks.

Zap2it has rounded up some of our favorite reviews below to hopefully give you all an idea of what to expect before you grab your wand and the “invisibility cloak” your mom made you (hey, there’s no shame) and head to the theater for that midnight screening.

The Telegraph: “Without doubt, this is the scariest Potter film so far. There are moments when even adult film-goers will be watching through their fingers – a scene in which Hermione is tortured, albeit heard rather than seen, another in which a Hogwarts teacher comes to a very unpleasant end. (And if you’re scared of snakes, you might want to give this film a miss altogether.)” [4/5 Stars]

The Baltimore Sun: “By conventional “wow” standards it offers the least magic and
conventional energy of the films so far. Much of screenwriter Steve
Kloves’ adaptation covers the lengthy road trip in search of the
Horcruxes, with Death Eaters eternally threatening and the skies
eternally portending eternal doom. Halving the series’ final chapter,
Kloves probably couldn’t avoid fashioning a script that comes with the
faint sound of a drumroll, setting up the finale.” [3/5 Stars]

Boston Globe: “‘The Deathly Hallows’ ends as it begins, in Lord Voldemort’s creepy
thrall. But the film has enough moments of silence and shots of its
three heroes doing nothing so much as looking spiritually put-upon to
pass muster at European art houses. On one hand, scenes of Harry (Daniel
Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson), and Ron (Rupert Grint) trekking
through the woods and across moors are precious filler. On another,
they’re daring”

Salon.com: “Hermione, perhaps the series’ strongest character, must bid farewell to
her Muggle parents in more than one sense; in a heartbreaking scene, she
actually erases herself from their memory, to save them from becoming
targets of evil. When Ron vanishes from the story for a while (I say no
more than that!), Harry and Hermione dance together wistfully, late one
night… The sexual tension between
those two remains unconsummated and barely acknowledged, but there’s a
flicker — and if you ask me, that subterranean flame keeps the whole
story going.”

Los Angeles Times:
“To be fair to “Deathly Hallows,” the filmmakers have tried hard to fill
the proceedings with battles and chases and debilitating curses. Genuine
filmmaking excitement, however, is harder to provide. One look at the
most visually striking part of the film, a vibrant and involving
animation sequence supervised by Ben Hibon that tells the Deathly
Hallows origin story, demonstrates more vividly than any review could
exactly what this film has been missing.”

Posted by:Carina MacKenzie