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You’ve read the interviews, you’ve seen the trailers, you’ve counted down the days until the July 15 release.

Now, only one question remains: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows actually any good? In a word, according to a handful of movie critics, YES. Check out their sterling reviews below…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Clip - Harry vs. Voldemort

An outstanding capper to the most lucrative film franchise of all time. – The Hollywood Reporter

This is monumental cinema, awash with gorgeous tones, and carrying an ultimate message that will resonate with every viewer, young or old: there is darkness in all of us, but we can overcome it. – The Daily Telegraph

If you’ve been a devoted follower of the Potter saga in print and at the movies, you’ll come away from this final chapter with a feeling of catharsis and, perhaps, a slightly damp handkerchief. – The Wrap

With its accelerated rhythm, relentless flow of incident and wizard-war endgame, Part 2 will strike many viewers as a much more exciting, involving picture than the slower, more atmospheric Part 1. – Variety