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The Lovely Bones Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
This movie has about seven different tones it hops around, and it does so at all the wrong times.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Your own peace will come after you walk out, trying hard not to laugh at how crazy-bad it all is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Fiona Williams
sbs.com.au
March 30, 2011
Unshackled by earthly restraints, Jackson shifts his Weta toolsets into overdrive in a more-is-more free-for-all frenzy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 29, 2011
The Lovely Bones is probably a much better idea for a book than it is a movie, but it's still a very good one, and those don't come along too often.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 27, 2010
The talented cast struggles with, and is eventually failed by, the material. They are not aided by their director either, who seemingly stood slightly off screen and urged them to 'act bigger!'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
July 6, 2010
I had a few bones to pick with the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 4, 2010
The film is such a misfire, such a disappointing collection of failed attempts at emotional affect and confounding storytelling choices, that it seems more like a bad director's attempt to rip off Jackson's style than his own work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
June 12, 2010
No hay manera de tomarse en serio, al menos no en el marco de una película que debió ser perturbadora y conmovedora en partes iguales, la serie de momentos Kodak imposibles con que Peter Jackson intenta retratar la vida después de la muerte.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
May 25, 2010
Only Tucci's chilling, truly scarier than Hannibal Lechter psychopath holds the far too fanciful scenario together, bolted to planet earth as best he can.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
May 16, 2010
The whole plays better than that would suggest, largely due to Jackson's imagination and commanding skill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 2, 2010
Pet peeves and stylistic differences of opinion work against Heavenly Creatures director
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
April 26, 2010
For all the efforts of a fine cast, Jackson never gives his human drama the desperation and frustration it calls for...
Adam Fendelman
HollywoodChicago.com
April 23, 2010
Interview with Rose McIver of The Lovely Bones: "It was terrifying to see [Stanley Tucci] transform on screen into someone so utterly different from himself."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 9, 2010
I never read the novel, so I have no idea if it is as tedious as Peter Jackson's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 2, 2010
Artistically and technically, this film is superb, rich in excellent performances, wondrous visuals and compelling ideas. Yet for all its brilliance, The Lovely Bones remains elusive.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
April 1, 2010
Uludo potro%u0161ena sjajna gluma%u010Dka ekipa u djelu %u010Diji zbrzani scenarij luta izme%u0111u depresivne drame, krimi-trilera i crne komedije
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 26, 2010
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
Peter Jackson nails the dreamy atmosphere of a film straddling life and death in this story of a teenager caught between Earth and heaven.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 19, 2010
Peter Jackson is an infant sitting at the grown-ups table, and this proves once and for all he has no business making movies for adults.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 17, 2010
...an admittedly uneven yet utterly engaging piece of work that outshines its literary predecessor in every way...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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