City of Ember (2008)
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as Lina Mayfleet
as Doon Harrow
as Loris Harrow
as Mayor Cole
as Mrs. Murdo
as Barton Snode
as chief builder
as builder 2
as mayor's guard
as Lizzie Bisco
as Miss Thorn
as Mr. Boaz
as Captain Fleery
as Arbin Swinn
as Sadge Merrall
as Mrs. Sample
as song master
as Seely Schnap
as portrait painter
as person in line
as Doctor Tower
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Critic Reviews for City of Ember
A lot of thought and effort has been put into City of Ember but the whole is never more than the sum of its parts. It wants to be an adventure story and a fable and a mystery all at the same time and never quite decides what it is.
One of the best family films of the year...if you like your kid movies with a little more bruising than normal.
Built upon a bedrock of dazzling and richly constructed sets -- think Dr. Seuss meets Jules Verne meets Mad Max -- and complemented by rock-solid storytelling, it's an enormously enjoyable family film.
Audience Reviews for City of Ember
An uninspiring tale that just limply moves on with no real conviction. seen much better familly dramas!
Gil Kenan's adaptation of Jeanne Duprau's book, City of Ember, leaves the occasional blackout.It's a brief 90 minutes to reach its conclusion, and while this film is a quick draw because of that, the lack of extensive details really hurt in the second half. The first part of the story works well with the character and setting development; however, the pace ends up too fast for its own good by the time the ending comes around.Despite classification in the fantasy genre, there isn't much reliance on effects. What's there is passable, but it's nice to watch a film like this without the overdose of CG.Award winning acting cannot be found here, yet everyone gets by. Saoirse Ronan is actually a delight on screen with her lively personality.City of Ember has its ups and downs, and with that said the positives outweigh the negatives, thus making it a recommendable picture.
It's a weird movie. But wasn't boring. Watchable.
City of Ember Quotes
|Mayor Cole:||Mayfleet! That's a name for a messenger! May your feet be fleet.|
|Doon Harrow:||What does this do?|
|Sul:||I don't know. That's not my job.|
|Lina Mayfleet:||If this is a potato, then I'm 16 and sexy.|
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