Deathly Hallows Part 2

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

Rupert Grint’s Rave Reviews – Deathly Hallows Part 2

“Radcliffe, Grint and Watson acquit themselves well. Though often criticised for their acting abilities in the early days (a little unfairly given they were cast at the ages of ten and 11), they’ve taken ownership of their characters in such a way as to make it impossible to imagine anyone else in the roles.”

“Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have grown and matured beyond all recognition in the past decade and give their best performances here, when it really counts.”

“Our central threesome, too, do not disappoint. Radcliffe’s erstwhile plankishness has transformed into a heroic stoicism; Watson has perfected the requisite winsome, fearful look, panting and gasping with the best of them; and even Grint can now do “emotional”, pulling off a big scene in which one of his brothers is slain.”

“The fact that the trio of actors are now adults is reinforced as Ron is disguised behind a beard that makes him look like a dashing Musketeer rather than a slapstick fancy dress character. It’s to the main trio’s credit that they never feel too old for the parts they are playing.”

The Independent

“But we will say, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint absolutely shine in this film. And if you don’t come out fancying Rupert (Ron) a little, we’ll be very surprised.”


“Once again the cast seem to have kicked things up a notch; the acting is the best it has been since the release of the first film in 2001. The development of Rupert Grint’s Ron Weasley, which began in the last film, culminates in a truly impressive performance: a brief but painfully poignant scene where he breaks down upon witnessing a family tragedy leaves the cinema in eerie silence punctuated only by some sniffing. I suspect there might be a few damp eyes hidden behind the 3D glasses.”

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 stands as a spectacular closing chapter to the wizard saga, packed with breathtaking action sequences and moving performances from Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.”

“Watson and Grint shine in their few scenes including that long-awaited kiss, and both sob convincingly as their teenage wizards come to terms with the enormity of their loss.”

“The eighth film sees Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) return with their trademark convincing performances and underlying character chemistry.”

“Watson and Grint inevitably have a bit less to do, but we nonetheless feel privileged to be in the company of these three actors. The final shot of them as teenagers, with Hogwarts in the backdrop, powerfully brings home the one-of-a-kind achievement of this franchise.”

The Sun Chronicle

“Watson and Grint shine in their few scenes including that long-awaited kiss, and both sob convincingly as their teenage wizards come to terms with the enormity of their loss.”

“The same amount of plaudits must go to the entire cast. Especially those who have been in it for the long haul.
Radcliffe, Watson and Grint have had their awkward stretches as performers, but are first-class throughout the final instalment. Not bad at all for three kids plucked from obscurity to play roles destined to be cherished for several generations to come.”

“But, of course, the stars of the film are Harry, Ron, Hermione and Voldemort, and even after all of these years, there’s still room to make strides and all four actors seize the opportunity. With the help of an ever-growing story, Radcliffe, Watson, Grint and Fiennes continue to unveil new elements of their characters while keeping in tact everything they’ve established over the past seven films, making their changes all the more powerful. Even after butting heads in the past, Ron and Hermione deliver an entirely digestible romantic connection while never taking it out of the confines of the grander event.”

“Just as startling is the transformation of Mr. Grint who, in one early, anxious scene wears a goatee and a panicked look that together suggest a junior Paul Giamatti. My, how the children have grown — and the movies too.

Ms. Watson was the most assured, while Mr. Grint was the natural (and still is).”

New York Times

“…Also Ron-actor Rupert Grint improved his acting skills over the years and shows in the eight movie his stagecraft.” (in German – translated by Kathy)

“And obviously Rupert Grint who’s always been the best of them all and can now relax in his role of ice-breaker with his funny comments in the most tense situations.”


“And how nice that the film’s penultimate moment is a quiet one, as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) stand alone together outside Hogwarts, finally exhaling; you wish they could take a well-deserved bow.”

The Seatle Times

“Of the three central heroes, I’ve found actor Rupert Grint the most interesting to watch. While fans may not find his Ron as dreamy as Dan Radcliffe’s Harry, his character’s anger and frustration at this chaotic wizard world seems to burn the brightest. Still, in the transformation department, Matthew Lewis nearly steals the show as the cardigan-wearing champion Neville Longbottom. He is the Thomas the Tank Engine of the Potterverse, who just keeps chug-chug-chugging along,regardless of the stakes.”

CBC News

“Director David Yates, who also helmed “Part 1,” delivers excitement in a crisp running time of 130 minutes, but strangely, he never gives Radcliffe’s Harry a major confrontation for the viewers to applaud. Grint’s Ron and Watson’s Hermione face a similar problem, since they run across the screen numerous times but never have a defining action momentthat would delight their fans.
That may be a minor quibble, but Grint and Watson bring so much energy to the narrative that one wishes they had more challenging moments on screen. The two certainly deserved them.”

Times online

“In no other film series has the growth of child actors been as well documented as in Harry Potter. In this last movie, it is amazing to see the main actors Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione), and Rupert Grint (Ron) at the peak of their acting careers. The majority of the film was loaded with suspenseful, dark moments, therefore there was very little room for the usual Potter joke. Where there could be one slipped in, however, it was there, especially on the part of Grint. Considering the dark material contained in the movie, it was wondrous to see how each actor present in the film gave such convincing performances while battling Lord Voldemort. Whether it was in mourning, or in the middle of the battlefield, there was no doubt in the minds of viewers that they were in the thick of the movie.
…Though Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint will move on from their Hogwarts days, there are millions around the world that will always see them as the three wizards that the world fell in love with, and in this sense, Harry Potter will live on for generations to come.”

“Rupert Grint, whose befuddled expression suits his overwhelmed character”

Star Tribune

“It’s also gratifying to witness how Radcliffe, Watson and Grint have developed as actors, beginning the series as children in 2001 and concluding as young adults in 2011.”

Toronto Star

“The “Harry Potter” series may be over, but it’s safe to say that the film careers for Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are just beginning (and what a miracle that none of them have become tabloid targets).”

Access Hollywood

“In the beginning, Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint were on the edge of their teens; they were good even then, for neophyte performers, but they won us over with basic pluck and adorability. Here, they’re all in their early twenties, and more interesting to watch. Grint especially, no longer burdened with being the simple comic doofus of the crew, has a weightier, more attentive presence; …”

Reason Magazine

“Back when they were initially cast in the first film, who could have possibly guessed that they would be able to handle the increasingly heavy acting workload required to pull off Rowling’s then-unwritten narratives? And yet, as the roles have grown in complexity over the years, so have the performances of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint and it is their work, when all is said and done, that is the true heart of the series. As the best pals and loyal sidekicks of the hero, Hermione and Ron could have easily just become run-of-the-mill second bananas but thanks to the work of Watson and Grint, they have become absolutely indispensable and one of the high points of the film is the moment when the long-budding romance that has slowly but surely developing between the alpha-witch Hermione and the laid-back Ron finally blooms during what might be considered an especially inopportune moment.”

eFilm Critic

“…but were it not for Grint’s underlying wit, the charmingly Bruce Campbell-like heroics of Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom, and a wry moment of magical pride with Dame Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall, we’d be left with a film of characters constantly making that (for lack of a better term) strained “magic-gasm” face at each other.
… the ever-reliable Grint…”

Huffington Post

“Radcliffe, Grint and Granger have grown up before our eyes. They have matured into solid actors and have become their characters.”

Entertainment Spectrum

“Grint has turned the once-skittish Ron into an admirable hero…”

Palo Alto Online

“Rupert Grint has been steadfastly reliable over the years as Ron…”

Dustin Putman

“Just as startling is the transformation of Mr. Grint who, in one early, anxious scene wears a goatee and a panicked look that together suggest a junior Paul Giamatti. … while Mr. Grint was the natural (and still is).”

New York Times

“And Rupert Grint has evolved from a loveable clown into a dashing figure of derring-do.”


“It goes without saying that Radliffe, Watson and Grint all do a perfect job of portraying Harry, Hermione and Ron respectively, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t going to miss them terribly; they’re all incredibly talented performers, and they couldn’t have done more to bring our heroes to life.”

The Vine

“Emma Watson as Hermione and Rupert Grint as Ron gives the film both moments of humor and great significance amid the clanging action.”

Cinema Blend

“Amazingly, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, as Harry, Hermione and Ron, have remained plausible and captivating in their roles over the 10-plus years.”

“Radcliffe, by nature of his character, was admirable in his acting; he held the plot together, while Watson and Grint, understandably having less to do, provided great support. All three have some impressive moments in the movie, but let’s not forget about the adults.”

“and Emma Watson and Rupert Grint prove themselves much more watchable and enjoyable when freed of the stiff, exposition- and one-liner heavy dialogue of the previous films.”

Sidmouth Herald

“We’ve watched them grow on screen into the talented, well-rounded adults they are today, and through the years Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have kept their chemistry and become synonymous with the characters they portray. In Deathly Hallows Part 2 they show an incredible range of emotional diversity mustered up by wanting to do justice to a final chapter, both in their lives and on the screen. It’s not hard to see that a lot of love went into this film.”

“Grint and Watson give another strong performance as Ron and Hermione, …”

“Three words came to my mind that perfectly sums up the movie: epic, electrifying and emotionally satisfying. Not only are the performances by Radcliffe, Grint and Watson stunning and emotional, …”

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