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|Rating:||PG (for fantasy adventure action, some scary moments and brief language)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Iain Softley|
|Written By:||David Lindsay-Abaire|
|In Theaters:||Jan 23, 2009 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 23, 2009|
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Critic Reviews for Inkheart
Cobbled-together fantasy about a dad who can "read" characters in and out of books.
Kind of a NeverEnding Story-lite, Inkheart never makes full use of its strengths. The ideas about reality and fiction have already been explored better elsewhere, even in light family films.
Brendan Fraser's boyish face usually oozes charisma, but here he just looks plain bored. Which is kind of how the audience looked too.
If there's a problem for me with Inkheart, it is one of scope. This feels like it should be an epic movie, but it's not.
Audience Reviews for Inkheart
I have not read the original source material but the movie has a nice wholesome quality with good direction, well used but not overused CGI. I would say a much better job of adapting a fantasy book to big screen than others, IE things like the Seeker Dark Is Rising or even Goodkinds TV series. Overall I enjoyed the show.
It's a family friendly tale about the joys of reading (and because of that many characters from the classic children's library show up and put in an appearance) but the subjective feeling of joy is somehow missing, much like one of those TimeLife commercials selling classic rock packages to baby boomers (" ... and who can ever forget when we used to sing this one by Kenny Loggins!"), selling your youth back to you. Better to read the actual stories to your children yourself. But the intention here is spot on.
A decent mystical family adventure film with a decent cast line up. I thought there would be a few more action scenes and mythical creatures in this, but sadly not. One for a sunday afternoon with the kids.
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