Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Spectacularly epic, poignant end to a magical series.

PG-13 2011 130 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 86 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 462 reviews

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age 18+

Finally figured out why so many parents hate Harry Potter material

None of the elements in this movie are appropriate for children, or for most adults, for that matter: - obsession with death - communication with the dead - imbuing objects with the soul of a person I'm rating it 18 and up because children should have a little more experience and maturity before being exposed to something dealing with this kind of "magic." I had forgotten how bad the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was; it had been several years since I saw it and I forgot that its content had made me decide never to watch another Harry Potter movie. Realized years later I had never finished this series, and gave this one a try. Big mistake. It is a slow-moving, dark, joyless, grim, sad movie. We made it through perhaps the first half-hour, watching scared, tense teens interrogate goblins and others, trying to find the missing "pieces" of the bad guy's soul (his literal soul!) that he has "hidden" in various objects all around the country. The spaced-out Luna pops up and tells Harry that since no living soul knows where the objects are hidden, then this means he'll need to talk to the dead. I basically jumped at the remote to get this piece of trash turned off. We do not welcome black magic or the occult in our household.

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Too much violence
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age 10+

Rated PG-13-Violonce, Some Language, & Sexual Content

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