Deathly Hallows Part 1

Rupert Grint Rave Reviews: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Rupert Grint’s Rave Reviews for Deathly Hallows Part 1

“We have watched these three growing up and their performances have never been better – particularly Grint, who gets the opportunity to do more than just play for laughs. His jealousy of the friendship between Harry and Hermione feels entirely real.”

The Telegraph

“…but as the major turning point for the saga’s foundational relationships, it affords Radcliffe, Grint and Watson some of their finest moments.”


“Grint, on the other hand, does get to show a darker, more argumentative side to Ron’s make-up, which makes a refreshing change from the quips he’s more usually asked to deliver. But he also disappears for too long, just as he gets interesting.”


“the film shows the real acting capability of Rupert Grint who, as Ron Weasley, was always a bit of a comic side character. Now, Rupert’s acting chops give Ron more on-screen presence – and it is his story that grabs both fans and regular cinemagoers who may have tried HP7 as a Harry Potter taster.”

The Void

“Maybe that’s thanks to Daniel, Rupe and Emma noticeably stepping up their games.”

News of the World

“With nowhere to hide, tensions between our three heroes rise, allowing Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson to deliver their best performances of the franchise thus far.”

“Granted, this leads to some intense scenes due to the impressive performance by Rupert Grint, who gets to show off a lot more emotions this time around with so much going on around them.”


“…and finally Rupert Grint …he’s still the best of the three and also he has the best lines. However there’s a good chemistry between all of them. Clearly having worked together for so many films has created a bond between them: some of that shows in the film too.”

Movie Geek Blog

“so thank Dumbledore for Rupert Grint and the under-used Helena Bonham Carter, who plays the unhinged Bellatrix Lestrange deliciously.”

On the Box

“The show really is stolen by the young actors though. 10 years ago when Dan, Emma and Rupert got started, their acting skills were – and I’ll admit this as a huge fan of the series – not wonderful. In that time though, they have all grown so much both as people and as actors.

There is a key scene – and those of you who know the books will know what I’m talking about – where Harry and Ron are arguing, and it’s just so amazingly well done. Simply put, neither one of them could have pulled off a scene like this a few years ago.

On that note, it’s nice to finally see Ron’s character used as more than just Steve Klove’s engine for comedy. We finally see the angstier darker sides of Ron in this film, and Rupert does a brilliant job of bringing these to the fore.”

“The three teen leads are all excellent, … Grint has more to do in this than in any previous film. There is steeliness to his performance perhaps not seen before.”

Movie Grrl Reviews

“The three actors, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have all impressed and convinced in their roles, which they have all played with increased depth and subtlety over time.”

“Radcliffe, Grint and Watson have a sincere, amiable chemistry to them. They stand out in a movie that has an army for a cast as Yates unites familiar faces from the earlier movies with new ones.”

“Ron stands out as he battles to adjust to the reality of living on the run, fearing for his family’s safety and his jealousy of Hermione’s bond with Harry.”

Digital Spy

“Grint is offered the opportunity to act for more than just laughs, and certainly succeeds. Faced with being on the run without home comforts and not knowing whether his family is dead or alive, Ron also has to live up to the possibility that Harry and Hermione might be better off with out him. He gives an emotional performance as he walks out on his two best friends, leaving them to fend for themselves, before a very dramatic return with the help of Dumbledore’s Deluminator just in time to save Harry and destroy a part of Voldemort’s soul. As one does.”


“… the focus on the series’ stars is refreshing and they rise to the challenge with aplomb. Both Grint and Watson stand out, making Ron and Hermione their own and exploring their limits in scenes of true poignancy ”


“For my money Grint gives his best performance of the series so far and comes close to stealing the film with his moody turns and amusing one-liners.The mop-haired actor has to carry much of the film’s emotion and rises to the challenge admirably. ”

“And Rupert Grint is just as dependable as ever. His comic timing and sincerity make Ron the friend we all hope to have. There’s bickering, sure, but when the chips are down Ron’s always dependable. ”

“In this chapter of soul-searching wizards, which might as well have been sub-headed Rebels Without A Curse, Rupert Grint remains the most natural of the three leads, and does some persuasive work addressing Ron’s insecurity about his relationship with Hermione and jealousy of Harry, but Radcliffe’s sincere earnestness is growing on me too. ”


“Grint manages to deliver the majority of the film’s laughs without coming across as clownish, and manages to bring a lot of heart to the film. ”

“Sidekick Rupert Grint turns in his best performance of the series with a surprising line of comic touches, while a tired looking Radcliffe gives us more of the same. This is less a movie than an appetiser before the main course next summer. ”

“And Grint is, as always, a pleasure to watch; he’s still the comic relief, but the slew of on-the-road bickering gives him a chance to belt out misgivings and streams of pure frustration at his friends, and it’s all too real; several audience members at the screenings laughed and trailed off, unsure as to where their favourite ginger jester had gone. ”


“Still the actors give strong performances. Especially Rupert Grint and Ralph Fiennes are in top form in this part.” Translated by Laura

“Daniel Radcliffe will have his time to shine—or blow it—in Deathly Hallows: Part 2, in which Harry takes center stage. But Part One belongs to Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.”

“Inbetween tensions rise to the surface during their long campingtrip. Fractures show especially between doubting Harry and jealous Ron, in which shows that Rupert Grint has inmensely grown in the part of Ron.” Translated by Laura

First is the performance of the three central stars: Radcliffe, Grint and Watson. Their interpretation of these characters in this film is, bar none, the best of the saga. Wonderful to watch and behold, they give the performances of a lifetime.”

“Watson’s Hermione is still very girlish and solemn, but Grint’s Ron now looks adult, slightly grizzled and bucolic. Grint’s very grownup air of resignation to his second-in-command status is interesting.”

“Of everything we have to appreciate in the movie, the biggest surprise is the mature work of Rupert Grint with his role as Ron, who’s character had to be the laughing stock in numerous occasions in these movies. Here his character has to go through a variety of conflicts and with this the actor has had the opportunity to equalize the work that has distinguished Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe. ” Translation by Marie

“Rupert Grint is great too; the scene where an argument ensued between he and Harry showcased this boy’s great acting ability and versatility, as he offered both comic relief and aggression handled well with Ron’s character. Daniel Radcliffe, as usual, speaks with such conviction in his tone and embodies the personality of a true hero unfazed by great dangers ahead.”

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“And there’s no denying the chemistry between Radcliffe, Watson and Grint, who flexes more emotional muscle than any child in the franchise to date. Their rapport feels natural, the kind that comes from spending hours in each other’s trailers.”

“Rupert Grint might be the one I miss most when it’s all over; his timing and innate ability to lighten any scene is priceless here and so is his bluster when some bad witchy mojo sidles up to his teenage insecurities and threatens to split the three buds. The precious moments of humour Grint provides to counter the abundance of relentless glumness is like Gatorade in the Sahara. ”


“Talent-wise, Deathly Hallows’ best moments go to Rupert Grint, because although Ron’s abrupt, violent shifts of character feel implausible (blame that and his mad muttering on The One Ring — or the Horcrux pendant, whatever), Grint really gives this movie his crazed-and-nasty all: light-years from goofy-sweet Ron and evidently ready to shove Paul Bettany into brittle-old-man status — perhaps Grint’s surly new ‘tude could make him Gangster No. 2? ”

Huffington Post

“Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have grown up in these films, and consistently get better. Grint especially has made Ron Weasley into one of the strongest characters in the film. He manages to offer tons of comic relief. He also is pretty terrific when things get dark and dreary, he really stands out here. ”

“Grint, in particular, gives a strong performance in this film, evoking a full range of very grown-up emotions including jealousy and bitterness.”

“Usually just the comic relief, here Grint, while still enjoying the lion’s share of one-liners, has his most dramatically testing part yet and rises to the challenge.”

“But special accolades need to go to Rupert Grint. He channels a scary inner-darkness through Ron and lashes out at everyone around him without ever going over the top into something that would be laughable or unbelievable. ”

“and somehow Rupert Grint started being amazing. He gets right to the darkness and self-doubt at the center of Ron without hamming it up. I never thought that Grint would be the guy who gave the best performance in a Potter film, but he’s just remarkable in this one.”

“Think instead of the strapping young buck Rupert Grint, a fine young actor who manages to rise above the tawdry, maudlin script ”

“Grint, too, demonstrates acting chops, switching from goofy to sullen with ease ”

“In this film, Harry and his friends are alone, and I think these young actors really shouldered that mantle well. Rupert Grint, as Ron Weasley, really shined in this movie. He evolved from the dopey comedic sidekick to more of an exasperated and testy friend. Grint put more emotion behind some lines in this film than all the “bloody hells” of the previous films combined.
Alex: Grint was actually able to show different sides of his acting ability.”

“”As always, Rupert Grint was the best of the three main characters. He is the most believable actor and is very in tune with his character. ”

“Rupert Grint gets to shine in a few scenes — notably his bickering with Harry over making others carry his burden”

“Rupert Grint as Ron is the most animated of the cast, Daniel Radcliffe seems to have become marginally more expressive, and Emma Watson’s transformation into a heroine is pretty impressive.”

“Rupert Grint stands out even more in “Hallows, Part 1” as Ron, an excellent source of comic and love-sick reactions. He also is believable when faced with the film’s most provocative scene: an image of a semi-nude Harry and Hermione embracing while a Horcrux attempts to convince Ron he has been betrayed.”

“Actor Rupert Grint uses this film to cast off his side-kick status as his character gets pushed to the edge by jealousy and the forces of evil.”

“The movie, which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, shows the highest level of acting we have seen to date from these three who have literally grown up on screen.”

“The acting trio on top is made of Daniel Radcliffe as the crucial character Harry Potter, Emma Watson as the ambitious and clear-thinking Hermione Granger and finally Rupert Grint as Harry’s best friend Ron Weasely. Once again more convincing and serious in his acting, Rupert Grint appears opposed to his colleague Daniel Radcliffe…” Translation by Karo

“The best performance in the film, however, goes to Rupert Grint (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) for his portrayal of Ron Weasly. Jealous and filled with concern for his family, Ron’s anger finally boils to the surface in the film. His envy of the boy who lived is almost palpable as he confronts both Potter and Granger, feeling unwanted and

“Rupert Grint has always shown formidable acting talent as Ron Weasley, but “Deathly Hallows” proves this to a very large extent. He brings a degree of complexity to the role, offset by perfect comedic timing. The role of Ron has increased in depth; there is still a light heartedness but also a level maturity, an authenticity that has been overlooked in the previous six films. Grint has always captured the very essence of his character, but in “Hallows” he was able to deliver quite a poignant portrayal of a young man struggling through emotional strain and insecurities.”

“Action, plot development and an incredible growth in the actors were all evident in this film. The series started out by coasting off of an incredible plot and now has transcended into some outstanding acting performances. In particular the portrayals of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, played by Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, stood out above the rest. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is a fan of the series, either the books or movies.”


“Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint as Harry and Ron prove they’re far more than aging child actors who lucked into a lucrative extended series of films.”

“Grint, my personal favorite, really does try his best. His character, Ron Weasley, has a lot to lose in this film. Not only is his entire family in the fight against Voldemort, but he’s on the run with his best friend, Harry, whom the Ministry of Magic has named ‘Undesirable Number 1,” and the girl whom he’s crushed on for years. Throw in tight sleeping quarters, an enchanted necklace that has One Ring-like effects upon the wearer, and presto: Lots of angst! Grint pulls most of this off well, but the audience, used to turning to him for the comic relief, laughed in a couple of the wrong places.”

“Of the three Potter heroes, ginger-haired Ron emerges in Part I as the most vulnerable and human. All praise then to Rupert Grint, who has grown so much into the part over the years. In the scene in which Ron imagines that he sees his beloved Hermione in a nude embrace with Harry (they look like extras in a Black Eyed Peas video), Grint plays it for real and exposes Ron’s jealous and breaking heart. He’s the emotional core of the movie. ”

Rolling Stone

“However, [Daniel Radcliffe] continues to be dwarfed by magnificent performances by Rupert Grint and Emma Watson in a series that is supposed to be about Harry.
In this part of the series J.K. Rowling takes some time to catch up on some character development that got lost in the chaos of the past few books, and the character development of Ron and Hermione is done very well in this film.
The jealousy that hides within Ron and the uncertainty that fills Hermione is displayed masterfully by Grint and Watson, who have shown that they can act with the best.
Radcliffe does a great job as Harry but does not seem capable of displaying the type of emotions that come with Grint’s and Watson’s performances.”

“More so than the movies, the principal actors displayed monumental improvement. Radcliffe, Grint and Watson no longer gave off the impression of three lookalikes who happened to wander onto the set; the emotion portrayed by each no longer seemed at all contrived. The greatest improvement came from Grint, who was far from the hulking, occasionally witty sidekick of the past. As an actor, he mirrored his character’s eagerness to step out of Harry’s shadow. Then, when Grint and Radcliffe engaged in a tension-fraught shouting match, both Ron and his portrayer came into their own.”

“This film gave a great example of the true range the actors in the Harry Potter series possess.
Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, stepped out of just the goofy best friend role and showed deep emotion and anger in parts of the film.
This film shows just how far all of the actors have come since the beginning of the series.”


“Grint, who has been called on throughout the series to bring his comic talents when things get too serious, finally gets to display more emotional range – a delight to see.”

“Rupert Grint deftly plays love-struck Ron Weasley one second and angry, petulant teenager the next.”

Daily Bruin

“Rupert Grint, who plays Potter’s best friend Ron Weasley, has especially let some of his acting chops go, as his character comes to a crossroads of distrust which is finally unleashed on his friends. Grint definitely has a chance to break his image when the Harry Potter chapter of his life is closed based on his performance.

Heartland View Edge

“Grint adds humor with his naïve way of handling romance and raw, sincere emotions.”

The Mourning Splash

“Actor Rupert Grint uses this film to cast off his side-kick status as his character gets pushed to the edge by jealousy and the forces of evil.”

Review Times

“Radcliffe, Watson and Grint get to stretch a little as actors. Grint, looking slightly beefier than last time, remains the comic relief but is more refined”

Montgomery News

“Here’s what I thought was noteworthy about this installment: the work from all three of the series’ leads (Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliffe) is at its absolute best, with Grint and Watson being the standouts. It’s tough to pick between either one of ’em, so I’ll just give it to both of ’em. ”

“Rupert Grint as Ron is the most animated of the cast”

“Of the three, the one that always seemed to struggle a bit was Grint. And of the three, it is Grint that shows the most depth in Deathly Hallows Part 1. It wasn’t entirely his fault; until the later books, the character of Ron was always a foil to Harry. He was a sidekick. Hermione was the brains, but Ron was the goof that got into trouble, while offering Harry an outlet to experience the magical world and be part of an idealized family.

In the last film, he began to stand on his own, and in terms of character arcs, Grint has the most meat to work with in this movie. Of the three, Ron has the most to lose, as his family is constantly in danger, and Grint actually manages to impress, as Ron gives way to a darkness and grows increasingly more erratic. There is a reason for this in the plot, but it wouldn’t have worked as well without Grint selling it, which he does.”

Digital Trends

“The star trio of Radcliffe, Watson and Grint have grown into their roles, giving much stronger performances this time around. Grint is, as usual, reduced to comic relief but he does show moments of depths when the script calls for it.”

Just Press Play

“Grint, again, is the best touchstone in all of this. Without Harry’s resolve, or Hermione’s brilliance, he is the heart of the operation, though a heart that is all too tender. During an impromptu piano duet between Ron and Hermione, Grint zeroes in on the overwhelming rush of joy at being so near the object of his affection with the authenticity of a 17-year-old with no clue about what to do next. The air of absolute indifference broken with a quick, shy glance at Watson that speaks volumes about the enormous, scary passion that only a boy of that age can feel.”

Killer Movie Reviews

“Normally Ron is just the comic sidekick. Grint is good at it. This time around he broads, and he’s not bad at that either.”

The Scorecard Review

“And it doesn’t bode well for the romantic subplots that the diminutive Radcliffe has little chemistry with either girl — and is out-acted by the increasingly substantial Grint.”>

STL Today

“The three lead actors demonstrate a maturity that truly carries the film. Although all three have different thespian strengths, their growth and established confidence in one another are obvious.”

Palo Alto Online

“All of those worthy British thespians who drop in for one or two scenes are magnificent, of course. But then so are the young actors playing Harry’s friends, Emma Watson as Hermione and, especially, Rupert Grint as Ron. Harry would be nowhere without them, and neither would the film. ”

“And Grint, too often relegated to comic relief, gets a chance to show us his pain as a piece of Voldemort’s soul begins to infect him with jealousy and mistrust.”

Movie Mom

“and provides Grint the opportunity in a succession of wordless sequences to prove that if he’s perhaps the least of the central trio in terms of obvious acting chops, he’s starting to catch up.”

Film Freak Central

“Grint becomes more appealing with each successive picture: He knows just what to do with Ron’s glum wisecracks and offhanded “Who, me?” modesty.”

Movie Line

< hr/>“Rupert Grint has grown up to be a skillful actor who knows the value of a slow burn, but the book dictates that Ron be afflicted by jealousy and anger, so, here again, what you read is what you get, and not one smile more.”

Wall Street Journal

“Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have grown up to give complex and poignant performances beyond their years as best friends Harry, Hermione and Ron.”

Dallas Morning News

“Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are no longer the smiling cuties we met in the first movie nine years ago, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” They’re convincingly despirited, sullen and clueless (sort of like today’s economy).

Most improved prize goes to Grint, as Ron Weasley, who shows real emotion for the first time, his comic relief in check.”

Signon San Diego

“and Grint conveys Ron’s jealousy and paranoia”

SBS Film

“Despite the serious nature of the movie the film also keeps things light. Humor abounds when it can (Grint has been great at punchlines since the first film)”

“there are some incredibly funny bits thrown in here and there to lighten the mood, mostly delivered with crackerjack timing by Grint as the ever dependable Ron Weasley. Grint’s got a real future in comedies, if that’s the direction he chooses to go.”

“As usual, the opportunity for levity falls mostly on Grint, who can draw a smile even in the most emotional situations”

One Guy’s Opinion

“Grint, meanwhile, adds glimmers of the smiling, happy Ron of childhood’s past in between his gloomier, more serious passages, giving a breadth to the part symbolic of where he’s come from, what he’s been through, and who he still is on the inside.”

Dustin Putman

“…Rupert Grint, proving he’s the best of the young actors”

Birmingham Post

“while Grint is always ready with aptly timed one-liners and the most relatable character”


“The performances by the newly adult Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint are uniformly excellent with Grint in particular having a lot of quality material to chew on.”

“Rupert Grint delivers his best work to date”

Film 4

“yet it’s Grint who really shines, transcending the role of the bumbling side-kick to reveal how Ron is really a complex, emotional character with jealousy issues.”

Cut Print Review

“The three lead actors, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint acquit themselves honorably and each one of them is given a number of scenes in which they can register strongly from a dramatic or emotional standpoint.”

Emanuel Levy

“They buttress a likeable trio of actors now on the cusp of adulthood. Watson and Grint especially are extended as never before: Hermione, once a faintly unappealing little swot, emerges as a bright, brave, resourceful young woman. Grint effectively conveys sexual jealousy over Harry and Hermione’s closeness before storming off for a while.”

The Telegraph

“Grint also manages to give affable, ginger-headed Ron more of a man-of-action feel here, a hint, perhaps, of more acting range than fans may have suspected.”


“At times, I really wanted this movie to linger and pause, now that the cast, particularly Watson and Grint, have the ability to deliver layers of performance.”

Vancouver Sun

“but the one actor who stood out the most for me was Grint. This was a Ron Weasley we never really saw before, and Grint really made him interesting. His anger, his love toward Hermione and his jealousy were all strong, and Grint didn’t fail to impress me.”

The Battalion

“Rupert Grint Ron Weasely also seems to be developing into a promising performer, with his endearing goofy comedic performance that does go a lot darker and display more range in this one.”

Comic Book Movie

“The core trio of actors has also come to a point where they are these characters. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger respectively and they seem to have reached a level of believability in themselves. Grint in particular stands out as having an excellent understanding of his character’s need for comedic timing and self-pity. He’s a good example of an everyman’s hero and he brings balance to the story and much needed laughs as the world of Harry Potter looks like the aftermath of the Apocalypse.”

Rope of Silicon

“As Ron, Rupert Grint delivers a shocking well-delivered performance, as the character falls into a state of debilitating envy towards his best friend Harry because of the Horcrux’s magic. We see his emotional torture gradually rise toward the inevitable explosion in which he leaves Harry and Hermione behind under the Horcrux’s influence”

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