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The Spiderwick Chronicles Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

What charm it does have rests largely on Highmore's shoulders. As family friendly fantasy movies go it's pretty solidly in the middle, its resolve to take no chances whatsoever keeping it from ever being more.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6.5/10

April 1, 2011
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Oh, great -- another kiddie fantasy film. How exciting!

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 6/10

February 27, 2009
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

A run-of-the-mill fantasy adventure.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

October 18, 2008
Tom Charity
CNN.com
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The storytelling is economical and brisk. In some ways, Waters approaches it more as a pre-teen horror movie.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

October 18, 2008
Sarah Bryan Miller
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The result is effective, if too intense for younger children.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

October 18, 2008
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

Young moviegoers will like the way the film empowers their cinematic peers in this battle of good against evil, though smaller children will probably be scared out of their wits.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2008
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Enjoyable, well made children's fantasy adventure with likeable characters, impressive special effects and a decent script.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 18, 2008
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Como fábula, não é das mais originais, mas ainda assim tem seu charme em função do carisma de Higmore, dos bons efeitos visuais e do desfecho tocante.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2008
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

We just don't get good children's entertainment like this anymore...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

September 6, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

This movie didn't really blow me away, but it was mildly enjoyable and should keep all of the fantasy fans happy

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2008
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Seen through the eyes of a child, this adaptation my lack originality but is fast paced, contains enough fantasy to balance the family drama and is, at times, very scary.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

July 19, 2008
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

sacrifices its undercurrent of pain and abandonment to big-budget special effects

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2/4

July 1, 2008
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Based on the series of five serial children's novels, The Spiderwick Chronicles is a hollow spectacle that's good for the action and effects but light on everything else.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

June 28, 2008
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

For a movie about magical beasts, The Spiderwick Chronicles does an awfully good job of pegging childhood emotional realities, particularly in a context of divorce. [Blu-Ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

June 23, 2008
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com

good enough to keep you and an older child entertained, but don't expect the next Harry Potter fever to emerge from this movie.

Full Review Source: WaffleMovies.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 20, 2008
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Tosses together hobgoblins and home-alone latchkey kids with tomato sauce baggies as instruments of battle, bad parenting, and boy and girl savior daydreams fulfilled on screen.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

June 19, 2008
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...imaginative fun, derivative, to be sure, but amusing and entertaining and just a little bit scary by turns, at least for kids.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

June 13, 2008
Richard Knight
Windy City Times

At 97 minutes this not just a great Saturday matinee for 10 year-olds, but one for their indulgent parent(s) or handy dandy favorite gay relative/babysitter as well.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

May 22, 2008
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

Lord of the Deathly Thingamabob

Full Review Source: Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

May 7, 2008
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

soy troei miamisi ora gia na se taksidepsei sto asfales symperasma poy eihe psiliastei sto pentalepto, oti i pasifismos san haraktiristiko toy floroy, einai epilogi mi biosimi, kai to kalo gia na epikratisei, prepei na brei kako na polemisei kai na katats

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 6, 2008
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