Review: 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' A Thoroughly Gratifying Conclusion

Potter-philes bored by Lord of the Rings-esque travel in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," will finally understand its purpose after watching "Part 2."  Removing the tedious setup, allows director David Yates and writer Steve Kloves to deliver a thoroughly gratifying conclusion to the series, which doesn’t waste any screen time. 

Picking up where "Part 1" left off, our heroes Harry, Ron, and Hermione resume their mission to destroy Lord Voldemort’s three remaining Horcruxes, the items that give him immortality.  Voldemort learns of their plan though, and plots to confront them before they can complete their task.  As Voldemort gets closer, Harry realizes his destiny is to battle the Dark Lord to the death.

Just like that summary, "Deathly Hallows: Part 2," is all business--at 130 minutes, it’s the shortest film of the "Harry Potter" franchise.  Thanks to very deliberate pacing by Yates and utilitarian dialogue by Kloves, the movie makes very efficient use of its time.  The two hours and ten minutes fly by, because the pair architects the story to accelerate Harry’s climactic confrontation with Voldemort. Read More...


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