Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, the seventh installment in the series, opens in theaters nationwide Friday, November 19, 2010.
In the seventh installment of Harry Potter, Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction — the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive. Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale — the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.
The cast of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 includes Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Tom Felton, Bill Nighy, Bonnie Wright, Jason Isaacs and John Hurt.
This highly anticipated film received mixed reviews from the movie critics.
“Even though it ends in the middle, Deathly Hallows: Part 1 finds notes of anxious suspense and grave emotion to send its characters, and its fans, into the last round.” -A.O. Scott, New York Times
“Menacing and meditative, Hallows is arguably the best installment of the planned eight-film franchise, though audiences who haven’t kept up with previous chapters will be hopelessly lost.” -Scott Bowles, USA Today
“It’s not a bad movie, but it is very much a transitional one, with Warner Bros. splitting J.K. Rowling’s last installment in the “Potter” series into two films.” -Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
“Like a virgin’s padded bra, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I is all tease, zero payoff.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Check out the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 movie trailer below.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images.
See photos from the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 movie premiere in New York City.
- FILM REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010) (nowpublic.com)
- “‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Stars on Haircuts, Kissing and Their Best Party Tricks” and related posts (ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com)
- HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 1 Review (collider.com)