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The Spiderwick Chronicles Reviews

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Overview


Genre :

Fantasy, Adventure, Drama

Release Date :

February 14, 2008

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Mark Waters

Starring :

Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn, Seth Rogen, Martin Short, Izabella Miko, Sarah Bolger

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

4 of 5

“..It's an adventure, it's a tale of a family coming together, and it's also enormously good fun..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
2.5 of 4

“..a suitable substitute for young adventurers..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
3 of 4

“..a really fun, fast-paced adventure story..”
by Michael Machosky [Pittsburgh Tribune Review]
2.5 of 4

“..a good movie for its type, but it rarely stops to let us marvel at the world it creates..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 5

“..a big, implausible CGI payoff, lacking the necessary context to engage its audience...”
by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
Review rate : B
Reviewed by Chris Farnsworth [E! Online]
Review rate : B-
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Lisa Kennedy [Denver Post]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Philip Marchand [Toronto Star]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
Reviewed by Carina Chocano [LA Times]

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RESULTS :

“..Smulders, Pearce, and Corrigan are loose and eminently likable, and the direction is so in tune with the actors that one is almost inclined to think of Results as a movie carried entirely by performance, overlooking how much its shape depends on style..”
by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky [A.V. Club]

GEMMA BOVERY :

“..the emotions are florid and the entanglements heated. But the film become preoccupied with, as Flaubert would say, the pettiness and mediocrity of daily life..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

NIGHTINGALE :

“.."Nightingale" feels more like a fascinating monologue than it does a wholly realized film..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]

HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT :

“..sensational and intense..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

SEARCH PARTY :

“..a 'Hangover' wannabe that leaves you with a headache nonetheless..”
by Boyd van Hoeij [Hollywood Reporter]

THE GOOB :

“..a film that never quite achieves its potential..”
by Cath Clarke [Time Out London]

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“..an intimate and ultimately harrowing peek inside the world of amateur porn..”
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“..Abeckaser is more believable, which is unsurprising, since the movie is loosely based on his own experiences..”
by Pete Vonder Haar [Village Voice]

A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE :

“..strangely memorable and resonant, often delightful though rarely laugh-out-loud funny..”
by Deborah Young [Hollywood Reporter]

ALOHA :

“..the chemistry is mostly forced, the story without an emotional core. And though Crowe's facility for language can be striking, here it never moves beyond self-consciousness..”
by Sheri Linden [Hollywood Reporter]