Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Harry Potter(Daniel Radcliffe) is escorted to the Weasley household in the the Burrow. In order to confuse the Death Eaters, many of Harry’s friends consisting of Hermione(Emma Watson), Ron(Rupert Grint), Hagrid, Lupin, Moody, Arthur, Bill, Fred, George, Fleur and others drink Polyjuice potion to appear like Harry. But they are all attacked on their way to the Burrow. While trying to save the real Harry Potter, the owl Hedwig dies. Everyone except Moody reaches the Burrow with injuries. Moody is killed by the Death Eaters on the way to the Burrow.

Hermione, Ron and Harry mentioned in Dumbledore’s will. As part of the will, Hermione gets a fairy tale book while Ron gets an equipment that will show him the way in difficult times. Harry receives two items – the first one is quidditch ball he caught in the first match and the sword of the Gryffindor. Although the sword is bequeathed to Harry, someone has stolen it from Hogwarts. After receiving the items from Dumbledore’s will, the three friends attend Bill and Fleur’s wedding. The party afterwards is ruined by Death Eaters who attack everyone. Now, Harry, Hermione and Harry decides to find out the Horcruxes to destroy Lord Vlodemort(Ralph Fiennes). How Harry finds out the secret of Deathly Hallows and destroys one of the remaining 5 Horcruxes forms the rest of the story.

David Yates directs this movie which is the first part of the final installment in the Harry Potter series. The movie focuses on the hunt for the Horcruxes by Harry and his friends. With no help from Dumbledore, they are confused. But they try harder to solve the mystery! Because of this, the movie has the effects of a road movie where the protagonists are always on the move. Barring the initial fight with the Death Eaters where the chase ultimately happens on the highway, there are not many awe inspiring sequences. The CG sequences are neat giving a quality look for the movie and not beyond that.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint continues to impress us in their respective roles. Although the cast includes a lot of heavy duty stars from UK, there is not a lot of footage for any one of them. The only notable addition to the long list of (UK) stars in this franchise is Bill Nighy. But unfortunately, he does not have much to do in this movie.

This is strictly for Potter fans. Without the knowledge of the novel, you will be lost in this maze.

Language: English

Genre: Drama

Rating: ***

Tags: Movies,Daniel Radcliffe,Emma Watson,Rupert Grint,David Yates,Drama


  1. I am not a Potter fan, but my kids are. Debating whether to catch it or not.

  2. Just couple of nit picks...

    "Everyone except Moody reaches the Burrow with injuries. Moody is killed."

    "Everyone except Moody reaches the Burrow with injuries. Moody is later killed."

    "Without the knowledge of the novel, you will lost in this maze."


    "Without the knowledge of the novel, you will be lost in this maze.

  3. @Aparna - Parental guidance advised.

    @Rahul - Thanks. :) I have changed the first statement in a different way. I have changed the second statement as per your suggestion.

    @Lakshmi - The name of the potion is also updated

  4. I read the first two parts f the novel and saw two later film parts..The fiction may be great..but i dont like them very much..phaps bcoz m no more a child..

  5. my daughter wants to take her friends and watch this one for her birthday!

  6. @Tomz - There are many like you! I'm a Potter fan. :)

    @Sujata - Have fun. :)


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