I'm dubbing this HP7.1. I hated the sixth movie so much and read a scathing review of HP7.1 in Newsweek, so I wasn't expecting much.
I've not read the books; I have seen all the previous films. This one wasn't bad. The acting was great and I thought the direction helped to create the proper atmosphere. The story moved along well and dealt with appropriate themes. It's no longer a movie series for kids, but that's been coming as the characters age.
One giant plot hole near the end, but in the grand scheme of things it was a much better film than I expected. Probably the best thus far; it actually has me interested in seeing the final chapter.