Do I need to mention the synopsis? Seems like I don't need to tell because everybody knows that it's the seventh year of our boy Harry. My review will be partly from the book but more on the perspective of a moviegoer. As expected since it's part 1, you know you are expecting a cliffhanger in the end. Since Book 5 or the fifth movie, the Harry Potter stories got gloomy. Deathly Hallows Part 1 is the gloomiest story. Nevertheless, the Deathly Hallows Part 1 has revelations, some exciting scenes, comical situations and some romantic moments. What I didn't expect here was casting Bill Nighy as Rufus Scrimgeour. He is one of my favorite British actors but he wasn't what was describe in the book with leonic features but was as authoritative in his role. Personally, I am not disappointed that Book 7 story was divided in two parts. The finale like this needs longer hours because one movie can't bring justice to the story. Part 1's screening time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.if you already read the separate book that in the Harry Potter universe, Tales of Beedle the Bard, it might be useful to have the head start if you read it first because it relates to this story. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows opens today in all cinemas.