Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

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One of the most successful movie franchises of all time goes out in style with director David Yates' gratifying wrap-up to a decade of blockbuster adaptations. As the titular wizard (Daniel Radcliffe), now grown to maturity, continues to battle his evil nemesis, Lord Voldermort (Ralph Fiennes), he's once again aided in the epic struggle by his two closest friends (Rupert Grint and Emma Watson). Many of the symbols and themes in the narrative, based on the last volume of J.K. Rowling's run of phenomenal bestsellers, echo Scripture and comport with Judeo-Christian beliefs. Too intense for the youngest viewers, the fantasy - which manages to strike notes both elegiac and exciting - is acceptable for most others.

Watch out for: Much action violence, brief gory images, a single crass term.

Rated: A-II; MPAA: PG-13

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