Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Premiere, First Reviews
Posted 07.08.11 by reelz
Can fan expectations be any higher for the final chapter in the Harry Potter franchise? Now that the movie has premiered in London (see our video coverage of the Trafalgar Square event below), the first reviews are out. How close do critics think Deathly Hallows: Part 2 comes to those sky-high expectations? Much closer than even we dared hope.
"...this is an exciting and, to put it mildly, massively eventful finale that will grip and greatly please anyone who has been at all a fan of the series up to now."
— Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
"Fans can rest assured... that their patience will be paid off fully, and some, in the final epic Harry Potter chapter."
— Elisa Roche, Daily Express
"...not only does justice to the whole series, but ends on a high and satisfying note an adventurous journey that began in 2001."
— Emanuel Levy, emanuellevy.com
"The effects have never been better, the sets more beautifully designed nor the explosions bigger — but it's still the human moments that grip... It's one of those cases that leaves you wishing for a longer director's cut — an unusual feeling on departing a Harry Potter film."
— Helen OHara, Empire Magazine
"Sensational, satisfying, surreal... an explosive final chapter puts the magic back into the Harry Potter franchise."
— Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
Just like book seven, we've split our final Harry Potter special in two. A Decade of Magic premieres tomorrow, July 9, at 9:30 AM ET, with encore showings at 7:30 and 10 PM ET. Then catch The Final Chapter premiere July 16 at 7:30 PM ET. ReelzChannel is 299 on Dish, 238 on DirecTV, and available on your cable system