Review: 'Harry Potter' Brings Its A-Game for Final 'Deathly Hallows'

With the million awful, tacky, shrill, stupid, condescending, tasteless, "Eragon"-y things that could have gone wrong over the 10 years and eight movies that brought J.K. Rowling’s mega-popular Harry Potter series to the big screen, it’s practically a statistical anomaly that the final entry, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2," brings its A-game from start to finish.

This far into the story, screenwriter Steve Kloves (who adapted all but one of Rowling’s seven Potter novels) doesn’t have to explain the stakes (Voldemort and his Death Eaters are poised to take over the magical world and destroy Muggle-kind) or the characters or the plot mechanics. Read More...


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