Potter movies have eluded awards and become traps for snobs. But the series has grown stronger and more emotional as the material grows more sinewy and Tolkien-like. Few films of any scale are as sensitive as this extravaganza to the temptations of power and the confounding mixed emotions and perceptions of adolescence. With Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint keeping things honest, decent and true with their organic, unshowy performances, this entry mingles a somber beauty with an unpredictable ziz-zag motion and unexpected ripples of teenage humor and desire. David Yates' collaboration with Steve Kloves is like Kloves' collaboration with Alfonso Cuaron on "The Prisoner of Azkaban." Everything dramatic becomes visual; there isn't a single "pretty" shot. There's many a beautiful one.
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- Emma Watson
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (movie)
- David Yates
- Daniel Radcliffe
- Alfonso Cuaron
- Rupert Grint