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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

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As Harry, Ron and Hermione race against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, they uncover the existence of the three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

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David Yates

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Steve Kloves (screenplay), J.K. Rowling (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Nighy ... Minister Rufus Scrimgeour
Emma Watson ... Hermione Granger
Richard Griffiths ... Vernon Dursley
Harry Melling ... Dudley Dursley
Daniel Radcliffe ... Harry Potter
Julie Walters ... Molly Weasley
Bonnie Wright ... Ginny Weasley
Rupert Grint ... Ron Weasley
Ian Kelly Ian Kelly ... Mr. Granger
Michelle Fairley ... Mrs. Granger
Fiona Shaw ... Petunia Dursley
Alan Rickman ... Professor Severus Snape
Carolyn Pickles ... Charity Burbage
Ralph Fiennes ... Lord Voldemort
Helena Bonham Carter ... Bellatrix Lestrange
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Storyline

Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. Written by Chris Green

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Part 1 Of The Epic Finale See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence, frightening images and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Deathly Hallows See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$125,017,372, 21 November 2010

Gross USA:

$296,347,721

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$956,782,896
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Trivia

The scenes featuring Dobby and Kreacher were filmed twice. First they were played physically on set by their respective voice actors so the other actors and animators had a guideline to work with. Then the same scene was shot without the voice actors, so the visual effects team could put in their CGI characters in post-production. See more »

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When Fred and George appear at the Burrow after being chased by the Death Eaters, their shorter "Harry" clothes still fit them. See more »

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Rufus Scrimgeour: These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our citizenry: We, ever your servants, will continue to defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you! Your Ministry remains strong.
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The end credits are in 3D gold text. When they conclude, the Deathly Hallows symbol appears, first in extreme close-up with all three items rotating independently (like the one Mr. Lovegood wears around his neck), then shrinks down with the title appearing centered across it. Next, the line fades out followed by the circle and, as the triangle fades out, the Elder Wand appears in its place. See more »


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A big improvement in the series!
15 November 2010 | by neji107See all my reviews

In my mind, the Deathly Hallows Part 1 captured the feeling of exactly what the Harry Potter movies should have been all along: gritty, emotional, and cinematic. I haven't been a huge fan of any of the HP movies to date, but I was pleased with the Deathly Hallows because it took a big step up in maturity from the "children's fantasy" genre and focused on themes very central to the seventh book: hopelessness and desperation.

After the death of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, the magical world falls into disarray as Voldemort gains power over the Ministry of Magic and hunts tirelessly after his mortal enemy and our continuing protagonist, Harry Potter. While keeping a low cover, Harry, Ron, and Hermoine decide to track down and destroy Voldemort's soul contained in hidden "horcruxes" but have difficulties deciding what to do and where to start.

The Deathly Hallows very successfully portrays the despair-filled journey of the wizarding trio. With dark undertones running through the cinematography, Part 1 of the Harry Potter finale is the film that deals more with the emotional stagnation of the characters and spends less time with action scenes and major plot points. Since Rowling's seventh book is separated into two movies, Part 1 boasts a much slower pace than earlier HP films and is not so focused on cramming as many subplots and side-stories from the book as possible into the movie's runtime, which tends to clutter up the storyline and make the whole thing feel rushed.

But where the slow pacing makes this film stand out in the series, it also may be its downfall. The Deathly Hallows continually feeds us a feeling of desolation as Harry, Ron and Hermoine fail to discover a way to destroy the horcruxes; they seem to be making no progress towards defeating the Dark Lord, but as an effect the movie seems to be making no progress towards an ending. Storyline lags intensely towards the middle of the film and is dragged out until the conclusion (which ends abruptly). You'll be left in your seats feeling like this is going nowhere- but that's the point: Harry, Ron, and Hermoine are getting nowhere. So I liked this movie because the pace was slow, but I also didn't like this movie because the pace was slow. See what I'm getting at? Aside from that, I can't complain much. Performances were fine, effects were impressive, and best of all, nothing dastardly was done to J.K. Rowling's story.

The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is a nice improvement and a fine addition to the Harry Potter series and should serve as a solid emotional base for Part 2 to take off with next year. If you've enjoyed the HP movies so far, this should be a satisfying experience at least. If not, let the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 redeem your faith in the series. 7/10

P.S. Keep on the lookout for the scene about the deathly hallows story. It has some of the most beautiful and artistic animation I have ever seen in a movie.


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