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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2  


Harry Potter: Daniel Radcliffe
Ron Weasley: Rupert Grint
Hermione Granger: Emma Watson
Albus Dumbledore: Michael Gambon
Severus Snape: Alan Rickman
Dolores Umbridge: Imelda Staunton
Bellatrix Lestrange: Helena Bonham Carter
Lord Voldemort: Ralph Fiennes
Sirius Black: Gary Oldman
Review July 2011

As the ancient proverb states, all good things must come to an end. And after 10 years of cinemagic that included 8 films and more than 6 billion box office dollars, the most successful motion picture franchise of all time officially comes to a close with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. In the film, Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their search for the remaining Horcruxes in the hopes of defeating Lord Voldemort, who is quickly approaching immortality and attempting a hostile takeover of Hogwarts. In a climactic showdown, Harry finally takes a stand against his arch enemy to save the world from evil. Returning to the director's chair, David Yates delivers all the goods - the cinematography and production design have greater depth, the makeup and special effects are better than ever, and even the cinematic score hits all the high notes just right. The only downside is the film's brevity. Coming in at 131 minutes, Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is the shortest in the franchise - an abbreviated, yet exhilarating finale that is equally satisfying as it is bittersweet.

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