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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
March 9, 2009
Any movie in which a Midwestern prairie actually looks more attractive and more interesting than the enchanted land over the rainbow is in big trouble.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2007
It's bleak, creepy, and occasionally terrifying.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Despite the presence of Billina the talking hen, the emphasis on insecurity and peril harks back to the treat-'em-rough days of children's fiction, and the disturbing/comforting ratio tilts conclusively towards the former.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The work of ingenious technicians who seem either not to know what gave the original film its magic, or not to care.
| Original Score: 2/5