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Bridge to Terabithia Reviews

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
December 5, 2014
The characters, especially those of the two ten-year-old protagonists, ring true and when, just past the midway point, tragedy strikes it's quite devastating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Levine
Digital Spy
December 5, 2014
Bridge To Terabithia's scope is surprisingly broad for a family film: it deals with identity, family, the nature of courage, the difficulty of being an outsider and even God. But its main thrust is friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kim Brown
Tulsa World
December 5, 2014
Thanks to its subtle touches and strong character development, Bridge to Terabithia is not only entertaining for the family but for anyone who wants to leave reality behind for a little while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jay Stone
Canada.com
December 5, 2014
Bridge to Terabithia is a brave film but a disturbing one, and even though it is inspired by real-life events, it feels like a cheat.
| Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
December 5, 2014
I ended up being slightly disappointed by it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Hazelton
Screen International
December 5, 2014
An understated, touching and largely faithful version of Katherine Paterson's pre-teen novel.
Christy Karras
Salt Lake Tribune
December 5, 2014
A movie that shows kids the value of imagination and gets them talking with their parents is good, even if it's tough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
December 5, 2014
Bridge to Terabithia is the most moving, intelligent drama with children for a decade.
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
December 5, 2014
Bridge to Terabithia is not only faithful to the novel but also stands to become a beloved family movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 22, 2013
This screen adaptation of Katherine Paterson's now-classic novel for young readers tells its story with agreeable simplicity in between computer-generated monsters.
Sloan Freer
Radio Times
November 22, 2013
It's an emotionally rich testament to the life-changing power of friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
November 22, 2013
The special effects suggest a Narnia-like romp, but the movie has a darker, more sorrowful landscape to explore and it does so brilliantly, with true nuance and heartfelt sincerity.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 7, 2009
Pretty much a religious sermon attempting to jab at impressionable viewers about god, heaven, and spirituality.
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
The screenplay retains the gritty emotion of its source but gets ponderous in the iconic third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
The film, though, takes us to a world in which imagination comes to life, with lavish CGI special effects giving the magic of Terabithia a palpable presence it never had in the book, even in Jess and Leslie's imaginations.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
July 9, 2008
The fantasy scenes ... do not resonate with the mythic power of those in Pan's Labyrinth, but this is as moving a coming of age story as one could want.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 1, 2008
sort of awful, but it goes places most conventional children's entertainments fail to go
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
June 21, 2008
Radiates with youthful imagination and the joys of using it to abandon the everyday.
| Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 27, 2008
Una película entretenida y emotiva sobre la idea de la pérdida, el dolor, la culpa, y sobre todo de la imaginación como válvula de escape. No es el típico pasatiempo inocente que promete; es mucho más interesante que eso.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 29, 2008
Pleasing magical coming-of-age kidpic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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