Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

Out Now On-Demand

It all ends here. Part two of the climactic finale of the Harry Potter series (JK Rowling's last book, The Deathy Hallows, was split in two for the movies) brings the epic to a close, including the final showdown between Voldemort and Harry, and the destruction of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

After destroying one Horcrux and discovering the significance of the three Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron and Hermione continue to seek the other Horcruxes in an attempt to destroy Lord Voldemort. However, now that the Dark Lord has obtained the yet unbeatable Elder Wand, he aims to complete his final stage to ultimate power and launches an attack on Hogwarts School, where the trio return for one last stand against the dark forces that threaten to take over the Wizarding and Muggle worlds.

Joining the cast this time is Ciarán Hinds as Aberforth Dumbledore, brother of Albus.

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Speaking as a casual viewer of the Harry Potter franchise – i.e. someone who has never read the books and won’t bawl their eyes out when the finale fades to black – Deathly Hallows: Part II still strikes me as a perfectly acceptable capper to the series. In parts, the film seems rushed – there’s an unmistakable feeling of stepping-up to reach the end – but it helps to remember that it’s essentially one long sustained climax, the conclusion of an entire saga. Certain plot points will remain incomprehensible to non-fans, but there’s so much glorious, eye-filling incident to be had that it won’t be an issue while you’re watching it (post-film reflection is another story

Christchurch Press (Margaret Agnew)

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Whatever you think of JK Rowling's wizard creation, there's no doubt her stories have helped shape Generation Hex - the children who have grown up captivated by each instalment of the adventures of her school-age wizards and witches.

Empire (UK)

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A worthy farewell that packs in as much action as its seven predecessors combined and manages not to stint on the emotional beats. Harry Potter leaves us as a quiet, bespectacled, corduroy-wearing hero for the ages.

Guardian (UK)

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This is such an entertaining, beguiling, charming and exciting picture. It reminded me of the thrill I felt on seeing the very first one, 10 years ago.

Hollywood Reporter

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An outstanding capper to the most lucrative film franchise of all time.

NZ Herald (Francesca Rudkin)

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A worthy finale to this epic series

Otago Daily Times (Christine Powley)

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A treat for Potter fans...

Stuff (Bridget Jones)

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It all ends.

Sunday Star Times

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What becomes of the broken-hearted? We've made it to the final Harry Potter film. There will be no more goblins to gawk at, no more shouts of "Bloody hell!" from Ron – no more Harry!? Yet rather than having an empty yearning feeling inside, I feel satisfied.

Total Film (UK)

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Fusing spectacle and emotion into a thrilling final chapter, director David Yates ensures that the series goes out with a bang. Finales don't come much grander than this.

TVNZ (Darren Bevan)

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This is the Harry Potter film I've been waiting for in many ways; perhaps, it was inevitable that it would be the final film which got it right, but as a closing chapter, it's near perfect and is the best send off it could ever have been given.

Variety (USA)

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With its accelerated rhythm, relentless flow of incident and wizard-war endgame, Part 2 will strike many viewers as a much more exciting, involving picture than the slower, more atmospheric Part 1.

They Grew They Fought & They Won!! I want a PreQuel

I Have never read the Books.... but I've seen ALL the Movies & it all had to end someday.


Thrilling conclusion

Thrilling, powerfully acted, and visually dazzling, Deathly Hallows Part II brings the Harry Potter franchise to a satisfying -- and suitably magical -- conclusion.


You used to be so good

Seems to be another production line mishap I really liked the books and the first three films but then they just kept coming and coming and they seemed to lose there magic


not impressed

wow is that what all the hype was about. I havnt read the books so was finding out about harry potter from the movies but what a big rush this movie was. I t was like tidying up a whole lot of loose ends very fast before the time ran out so wasnt; really much of a movie. I also find the character of voldemort not so great & a very wimpy & weak character & the battles with him all seem to be over pretty quick in all the movies including this one so don't know what all this secret business is all about & what theyre so scared of. perhaps its better in the book to the movie as I havnt read them so cant judge on that. I prefer the earlier movies to this one. & at the end do they really look 19 years older?


too rushed for my taste

I found this movie was too rushed & found it was trying to fit everything in before the time was up. I thought that when it had ended we had only been there for an hour it was so rushed. So we didn't enjoy it & could have left it but of course you're drawn to watch it because it's the end of a series. I also find voldemort in the movies a very weak & insipid character & not much of a character so don't understand the hoopla about him in the movies. He is better in the book that I have read & I don't think he has come across as well as in the book.


I don't understand all the love for this film?

I loved Pt. 1 of the Deathly Hallows films.

However this film, whilst displaying incredible cinematography, good CGI and adequate acting did not resonate as much as the first. The action sequence and 'large-scale' battles at Hogwarts felt cheap and light, as if the characters were made of paper. The battle abstained from a sense of weight that would help distinguish its scale.

Disappointed but it certainly isn't a bad film.


Harry Potter and some cinematic closure

So, 4 times Potter director David Yates ends the Epic saga that is the Harry Potter franchise in fine, action packed style; just as he began his Potter journey so many years ago. Rounding off with great aplomb he and his production team deliver an epic climax to a great series. Finally, some closure ;-)

You could be forgiven for thinking that this HP7 Pt2 is like a film long climax. The fact that it is the last half of the last film of such an epic saga makes this both inevitable and forgivable. Seen in context of being a Pt2 it makes perfect sense. Whereas Pt1 was filled with long periods of frustrated impotence in the face of seemingly impossible odds Pt2 is a rollercoaster ride of action, danger racing towards the final showdown. The compression of the story is handled smartly, not taking too much away from avid readers whilst making it viable piece of cinema and the acting, on the whole, is towards the better end of performances from our leading trio.

My one point of confusion was how Yates chose to stage the final showdown between Harry & Voldemort but this is minor personal gripe in the face of a well-made and hugely entertaining fantasy spectacle. Anyone who has followed the series should be pretty damn happy with the finale.


Just as great as in 3D

Saw this for a second time in 2D, and it's just as good - if not better - than the 3D version :) Harry Potter will never get old...

...and Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.


It all ends here

This was a great ending to a great franchise I have not seen all of the films but I have seen close to all of them now. This was all about the final showdown between Harry played by Daniel Radcliffe and Voldermort played by Ralph Fiennes. Also Alan Rickman is great as Snape and of course Maggie Smith playing McGonnegal. Like the 3rd Lord of the Rings this film could warrant Best Picture Oscar consideration and certainly for Rickman's performance as Best Supporting Actor. Hermione played by the beautiful Emma Watson is great and so is Ron played by Rupert Grint. The special effects are great, the story is solid and this is totally worth your money if you are a Harry Potter fan. If you don't know anything about this world then you can't walk into this film. I highly recommend this film to all Potter fans


It was pretty good.

If Harry Potter deserves an award. It would be for CGI. The films cgi and special effects are seamless. Even better than Avatar.

The film was great. It wasn't a stunner. But it was the epic blockbuster it should have been in the previous films.