Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

David Yates (2) (2010)

12A Certificate


Our Score
After an unbroken run of excellent family films, the Harry Potter franchise runs aground in its seventh instalment, which tackles the first half of the series' epic final volume. With Harry, Ron and Hermione on the run and the regular troupe of supporting actors reduced to the status of high-cost extras, it falls to Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint to carry the bulk of the action by themselves on an extended road trip. While the production values remain impeccable, a drifting story, sluggish pacing and choppy transitions will likely frustrate all but the most devoted of fans. Ending on a skirmish rather than a climax, the film plays more like an extended prologue than a story in its own right. But some stunning set pieces and a beautiful animated segment redeem things considerably.


The dark lord Voldemort rises to ultimate power over the magical world, so the teenage wizard and his friends set out on a mission to find the magical horcruxes - artefacts containing parts of the evil wizard's soul that hold the key to destroying him. The first half of the two-part conclusion to the fantasy saga, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

Cast & Crew

Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe
Ron Weasley Rupert Grint
Hermione Granger Emma Watson
Bellatrix Lestrange Helena Bonham Carter
Lord Voldemort Ralph Fiennes
Xenophilius Lovegood Rhys Ifans
Dobby Toby Jones
Rufus Scrimgeour Bill Nighy
Rubeus Hagrid Robbie Coltrane
Lucius Malfoy Jason Isaacs
Draco Malfoy Tom Felton
Severus Snape Alan Rickman
Ollivander John Hurt
Remus Lupin David Thewlis
Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody Brendan Gleeson
Ginny Weasley Bonnie Wright
Wormtail Timothy Spall
Vernon Dursley Richard Griffiths
Molly Weasley Julie Walters
Petunia Dursley Fiona Shaw
Charity Burbage Carolyn Pickles
Narcissa Malfoy Helen McCrory
Yaxley Peter Mullan
Pius Thicknesse Guy Henry
Professor Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon
George Weasley Mark Williams
Fleur Delacour Clémence Poésy
Dolores Umbridge Imelda Staunton
Albert Runcorn David O'Hara
Rita Skeeter Miranda Richardson
Ginny Weasley Bonnie Wright
Bill Weasley Domhnall Gleeson
Madame Maxime Frances de la Tour
Luna Lovegood Evanna Lynch
Kreacher Simon McBurney
Dobby Toby Jones
Scabior Nick Moran
Gregorovitch Rade Serbedzija
Young Grindelwald Jamie Campbell Bower
Gellert Grindelwald Michael Byrne
Fenrir Greyback Dave Legeno
Griphook Warwick Davis
Director David Yates (2)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: May be edited for violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Nov 2010