Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Rated 3.0

The penultimate Harry Potter movie is better than the previous chapter but still a little sleepy in parts. Director David Yates, who also did the previous two chapters and is putting the finishing touches on Deathly Hallows: Part 2, lets some of this overlong film drag on and on; the movie could use another edit to squeeze out some of the dangly bits. Still, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint do great work as Harry, Hermione and Ron journey away from Hogwarts to avoid the despicable Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). Be prepared: This is only half a movie, and the ending is quite unsatisfying. (Part 2 is due out next summer.) Also know that the movie contains gore and even a scene with Harry and Hermione getting it on in a hallucination. Definitely one of the darker chapters in the franchise, this one has earned its PG-13.