The original movie was over three hours from what I hear. But they cut it to make aorund 2 hours and thirty minutes I think. They did leave out some important stuff I agree. What are they going to do in Movie 7 when they are looking for the locket? Kreacher was going to be cut if it wasn't for J.K. Rowling. Still though this was my favorite movie of the five, and my favorite movie of the summer, sorry Transformers! But the movies are more enjoyable I think if you read the books. I even played the game on Wii!