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The Saddest, Slowest Potter Film Yet

Looks like it’s worth the twelve bucks: A.O. Scott says that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is “to an unusual and somewhat risky degree, sadder and slower than the earlier films.” In this film, “Childish things have been put away—this time there is no quidditch, no school uniforms, no schoolboy crushes or classroom pranks—and adult supervision has all but vanished.” Consequently, the film “belongs solidly to Mr. Radcliffe, Mr. Grint and Ms. Watson, who have grown into nimble actors, capable of nuances of feeling that would do their elders proud.” Scott says, “One of the great pleasures of this penultimate Potter movie is the anticipation of stellar post-Potter careers for all three of them."