The last 20 minutes of this film take the franchise to whole new territory. However, the previous two hours of the film feels more like a high school drama movie rather than a Harry Potter film. There are still several moments that are magical like the previous installments, but this film is trying to find a balance between being a fun adventure and a serious drama. For the most part, this balance works. The visuals during the various challenges Harry Potter undertakes are great and weave into the narrative seamlessly. The young actors are grown and are now acting very well. They take their characters and develop them deeper. The adult members of the cast do not fail to keep their performances up to par either. Director Mike Newell does a good job of taking a different Harry Potter tale and translating it to the big screen. There is even an added element of fear and dread that is ever present, especially in the final moments. This installment probably has the strongest case as a standalone movie outside of "The Sorcerer's Stone". It is a fun watch and is easily re-watchable. Overall, I give this film a 7/10.