Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wizard Week: Reviews for 'Deathly Hallows Part 2'

Daniel Radcliffe says, “[Deathly Hallows Part 2] is pretty spectacular.  I mean, I really don’t think anyone is going to be disappointed.  I think the action is all fantastic… Lots to look forward to!”   

Emma Watson seems to agree, enthusiastically saying, “Bloody hell!  It was so much more than I could have ever anticipated it to be.  It’s a remarkable film, and I’m like the most critical person ever!  It exceeded all my expectations.  Epic… it’s like epic times four!”

And movie critics can’t find anything negative to say either!

“My, how the children have grown—and the movies too.” –Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“It has been extraordinarily fun, and now the decade-long saga has reached its grand finale. The best has been saved for the last.” –Claudia Puig, USA Today

Well done, Harry! You've saved the best for last.” –Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle

“It's virtually non-stop action, though director David Yates, who has taken good care of these final four, ever-meaner Potter adventures, does a very crafty thing, following adapter Steve Kloves' screenplay.” –Michael Philips, Chicago Tribune.

“This movie is impressively staged, the dialogue is given proper weight and not hurried through, there are surprises which, in hindsight, seem fair enough, and "Harry Potter" now possesses an end that befits the most profitable series in movie history.” –Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 puts a triumphant capper on a decade of Pottermania.” –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“A fitting, expertly made final chapter, freighted with hard-won emotions, shot through with a sense of farewell, and fully aware of the epic stakes involved.” –Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“Part 2 is a magnificent finale for this fantasy opus, one that pays ample justice to Harry's long-in-the-making showdown with He Who Must Not Be Named, a battle in which life and death, the past and the future, precariously hang in the balance.” –Nick Schager, Village Voice

It's wonderful. Epic and heartbreaking and just as grand as it needs to be.” –Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

“Everything a summer blockbuster should be but rarely is - a whip-smart, slam-bang piece of entertainment where we deeply care about the fate of the central characters (and many subsidiary ones who return for their last bows).” –Lou Lumenick, New York Post

“In the end the thing works like, well, magic...” –Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies

“The thrilling conclusion to a phenomenal cinematic story 10 years in the telling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is proof that authentic movie excitement is its own form of magic.” –Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

“While 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' offers long-promised answers, it also dares to pose some eternal questions, and it'll stay with you after the final chapter has closed.” –Christy Lemire, Associated Press

“HPATDH 2 works like a charm.” –David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“An outstanding capper to the most lucrative film franchise of all time.” –Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

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