Author Stephen Chbosky adapts and helms this take on his novel centering
on an introverted freshman named Charlie (Logan Lerman) who gets pulled
into the orbit of a pair of independent-minded seniors (Emma Watson and
A flawed decision to split the final installment of the Harry Potter books into two films results in a formless narrative that overstays its welcome. For as detailed as director David Yates attempts to be with slick visual effects that periodically invigorate the movie, the overemphasized spectacle merely illustrates the film's lacking storyline. Grade: C.