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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

The film feels like what its title describes: a series of events that don't add up to a cohesive story.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 17, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I think this one is a tune-up for the series, a trial run in which they figure out what works and what needs to be tweaked.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 17, 2004
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Silberling and writer Robert Gordon have made the fatal error of trying to jolly up the novels, which are often funny but never, ever cute.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 16, 2004
Larry Carroll

Let's hope Paramount's deal with AFLAC includes cinematic disaster insurance. Because this one's about as memorable as Carrey's old sitcom The Duck Factory.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

December 16, 2004
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Demonstrates what happens when you take a clever idea and run it into the ground.

December 10, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It just kind of spins its wheels.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

December 20, 2004
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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A Series of Unfortunate Events suffers from one of the most grievous maladies that can strike a children's film, notably a regrettable tendency to fill in all the quiet with noise.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 16, 2004
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Though the movie is a literate adventure story, the series' dark tone is lightened up in the film just enough to make one yearn for the darkly twisted witticisms and pervasive anxiety that made Handler's books uniquely appealing.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 16, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

In its bid for unconditional love, the film softens Handler's work.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

January 5, 2005
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

How can a movie with so much going for it (Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, eleven novels of material) be so boring?

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2/4

December 17, 2004
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3/5

October 3, 2006
Mike Ward

I raced home, fired up the Internet to double check my suspicions and nearly threw up in my mouth-the AFLAC duck is listed in the credits of Lemony Snicket.

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December 16, 2004
Rob Blackwelder

Jim Carrey makes a four-course meal of the Tim-Burtonesque surreal scenery, completely overshadowing the story.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2/4

December 16, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What ultimately spoiled the fun was Mr. Carrey's unbridled egotistical performance.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

December 18, 2004
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Olaf is a threat to the children, one who just won't go away; Carrey's biggest threat is that he'll never stop clowning around.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

December 15, 2004
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The imaginatively cast, gorgeously designed movie has moments of wry wit and oddball charm. But its lumpish plot reinforces the suspicion that solid storytelling is no longer a Hollywood priority.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

December 16, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A lavishly mounted blockbuster that has little personality of its own except on a purely visual level.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

December 20, 2004
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Makes so many leaps of logic and doltish character choices, they strain an adult's ability to enjoy the tale and appreciate its source.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 2/4

December 6, 2004
Jules Brenner

rays of sunshine don't make the dark and nightmarish fantasy go away, and it might not be such a fun time for sensitive teens and tots in the theatre

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

December 15, 2004
Mattias Frey
Boston Phoenix

This overwrought dud shouldn't have left DreamWorks' CGI studio.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

December 18, 2004
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
December 27, 2004
Dennis Harvey
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