Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – DVD Review

Each week FILMCLUB will be bringing you two reviews – a new DVD release and one of the classics that feature on the charity’s 4,000 strong catalogue.

And so you know exactly whether you’ll like it or not, the reviews come from kids just like you!

Below you can read the review of the second last film in the Harry Potter series Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 by FILMCLUB member Ben Angus aged 13 from Boswell School in Chelmsford.

And if you fancy another review, then check out our full list of DVD reviews right here!


As a huge fan of the Harry Potter films, I was very excited to be asked by FILMCLUB to attend the film premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.  I know my friends are really jealous, so I can’t wait to tell them that the film did not disappoint!

The story follows Harry and friends as they go on the run from the evil Voldemort and his followers.


Voldemort is slowly but surely gaining power and more people are turning to the dark side, including the ministry of magic.

The only way that Harry can try and defeat Voldemort, is to find Horcruxes as they are the secret to Voldemort’s immortality.


However, as Harry is tracking down the Horcruxes, he uncovers the tale of the Deathly Hallows – objects that when put together, make up Death. To the horror of the three friends the Deathly Hallows could possibly give Voldemort the devastating power he seeks – and so the battle to defeat Voldemort REALLY begins…

All the hype surrounding the film is justified as Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is an absolutely fantastic film. It’s hard to find a fault.


The story is gripping right the way through. You are constantly trying to figure out the twists and turns and the scary scenes really add to the excitement of the film – be warned though – they are perfectly placed to make you jump!

The effects are absolutely jaw dropping, especially a broomstick chase at the start of the film which makes you forget to breathe because of how AMAZING it is.


There are some slow moments as for the majority of the film, Hermione, Ron and Harry are in hiding in a forest in the middle of nowhere, however this just makes the action sequences even more exciting because of the contrast in pace.

I certainly won’t give away the ending of the film, but lets just say that although it is a bit clichéd, it does give a great place for the final instalment to follow on from and I certainly think it’s going to be an even darker time for Harry.

Overall I would say that compared to the other films in the series it is not only the best so far, but also the scariest – Bring on Part 2!

Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (PG) is released on DVD April 11th 2011

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