Early reviews of Deathly Hallows, Part 1 show mixed emotions on need for split

Several reviews are online tonight for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 and there is some mixed reaction.

From Reuters UK:

“More than even the most faithful of the earlier episodes, this film feels devoted above all to reproducing the novel onscreen as closely as possible, an impulse that drags it toward ponderousness at times and rather sorely tests the abilities of the young actors to hold the screen entirely on their own, without being propped up by the ever-fabulous array of character actors the series offers.”

From Total Film Magazine:

“The final story may well be colourful and complex, but, on this evidence, there’s absolutely no artistic justification for a two-movie split.”

You can get MuggleNet staffer Andrew’s take just minutes after seeing the film right here.

Yahoo! Movies has some great photos up from the Red Carpet earlier today, including shots of Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Helena Bonham Carter, Bonnie Wright, Imelda Staunton and more.