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City of Ember Reviews

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Mark Holcomb
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2011
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

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.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 7/10

March 18, 2011
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

One of the best family films of the year...if you like your kid movies with a little more bruising than normal.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: B+

June 2, 2010
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

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.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 3/4

September 4, 2009
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

In addition to being fascinating and exciting, City of Ember invites its young viewers to constantly ask questions and never give up.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 74/100

January 13, 2009
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Tween audiences should be awestruck, and the message of audacity in the face of orthodoxy feels genuinely heroic.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

December 12, 2008
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

Murray playing the glutton doesn't exactly fit the bill and for all the architectural care that's gone into Ember's creation, the secret at its heart is no mystery to us, the audience.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3/5

December 12, 2008
David Stratton
The Australian

Murray is always good to have around, and so are Tim Robbins, who plays Doon's defeated father, and Martin Landau as one of the drones who tries to keep the city in working order. The young actors are excellent.

Full Review Source: The Australian | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 12, 2008
Brian Duff
FILMINK (Australia)

An extraordinary children's adventure...

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

December 10, 2008
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Although it starts slowly, there are plenty of rewards in this well crafted family fantasy adventure, as it explores a world in which light bulbs form the sky and a powerful generator acts as its heartbeat.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

December 4, 2008
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

This well-designed and executed piece of entertainment is actually very satisfying.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 1, 2008
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com

Pure escapism fun, with plenty of stark visuals and inventiveness to go around.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2008
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

The best family movie you never heard of is waiting for you to discover it.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2008
Allan Hunter
Screen International

Visually accomplished but dramatically mundane.

Full Review Source: Screen International

October 18, 2008
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Enjoyable fantasy adventure, enlivened by interesting characters, strong performances and an engaging premise.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2008

Bullz-Eye.com

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 18, 2008
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

The Builders have done a fine job here, if only audiences will show up to appreciate it.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B

October 18, 2008
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

Darned good family viewing.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 3/4

October 18, 2008

National Post

| Original Score: 3/4

October 18, 2008
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

I found City of Ember to be one of the most pleasant moviegoing surprises of the year. Imaginative, exciting, dramatic, and even fun.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 16, 2008
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 27, 2009

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November 4, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 18, 2008

Irish Times

October 18, 2008
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