5 Children and It (2004)

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Five brothers and sisters find their uncle has a big surprise hidden in his estate in this comic fantasy for the whole family. Not long after World War I breaks out, five children -- Cyril (Jonathan Bailey), Robert (Freddie Highmore), Anthea (Jessica Claridge), Jane (Poppy Rogers), and Lamb -- find themselves in dangerous circumstances when their father is sent off to fight, and their mother volunteers to be a field nurse. Unable to care for themselves, the children are sent to the country, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: David M. Solomons
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On DVD: Jul 5, 2005
Runtime:
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as Uncle Albert

as Voice of `It'

as Father

as Peasemarsh

as Nesbitt

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Critic Reviews for 5 Children and It

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 19, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
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Full Review… | October 3, 2006
Movies for the Masses

Its eccentric charms and light humor will most certainly win over anyone looking for a brisk family adventure.

Full Review… | July 5, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Five posh First World War sprogs are despatched to Uncle Kenneth Branagh's Gothic pile in a Devon nook. It's a ghastly film

Full Review… | October 21, 2004
Times [UK]

Live this up, a wholesome family film this delightful doesn't come by very often.

Full Review… | October 18, 2004

Audience Reviews for 5 Children and It

CAST: Kenneth Branagh, ZoŽ Wanamaker, Freddie Highmore, Eddie Izzard, Jonathan Bailey, Jessica Claridge, Poppy Rogers, Tara Fitzgerald, Alex Jennings, John Sessions, Norman Wisdom, Duncan Preston

DIRECTED BY: John Stephenson

SUMMARY: While their father is fighting on the front lines, five children find themselves bunking at their uncle's estate, where they befriend a fairy called It (voiced by the hilarious Eddie Izzard), who helps them uncover the mysteries of the large mansion in which they now live. This high-spirited tale finds It bringing joy, laughter and luck to the kids' lives, as the grown-ups contend with the painfully adult challenges of living in a time of war.

MY THOUGHTS: "This is a movie for the kids. My niece's and nephew liked it a lot, I on the other hand thought it was a bit boring. But it had it's moments of humor. Had a some what sad story, and had a good lesson about not being selfish. But still much more a film for the kids. Good cast, and a good young cast as well."

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