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Bridge to Terabithia Reviews

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Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 16, 2007
Has inspired moments but too often feels like an extended after-school special, albeit one with good production values.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
Maxim
February 16, 2007
Although this family flick is being sold as the second coming of The Chronicles Of Narnia or Lord Of The Ringsbe warned that advertising can be deceptive.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
I was alternately charmed and disappointed ... The movie is certainly light years ahead of the mediocre television adaptation but it is not quite the definitive version of the story, despite the strong screenplay and fine lead actors.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 21, 2007
The visual effects in 'Bridge to Terabithia' are underwhelming and prevent a magical cinematic experience.
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
February 16, 2007
Follows in lock-step with the book and populates its titular fantasyland with CGI creatures... neither idea was very good.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
February 15, 2007
Cheap and ordinary. This isn't art, it's product.
| Original Score: 2/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
December 5, 2014
I ended up being slightly disappointed by it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 19, 2007
Haphazardly adapted from Katherine Paterson's popular 1977 coming-of-age children's book, "Bridge to Terabithia" is a problematic movie held together by its charming child actors.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
February 27, 2007
This is a horrible little movie, stupid and clunky and obnoxious through and through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 7, 2009
Pretty much a religious sermon attempting to jab at impressionable viewers about god, heaven, and spirituality.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 16, 2007
less of a liberal hippie preach-fest that the book was, but still needlessly depressing for a kids' movie
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 13, 2007
...from an adult's perspective, I found the film lacking in the very creativity that its story line promotes.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
February 15, 2007
One problem with Terabithia is that the director, Gabor Csupo, puts too much stock in the abilities of computer graphics to make things real.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 25, 2007
While it's admirable that Bridge to Terabithia isn't sugar-coated, more often than not it plays as miserabilism for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robert Hanks
Independent (UK)
May 4, 2007
The invented world is stolid, the logic of its relationship with reality muddled; but what really kills the film is the way it wears its uplift on its sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
February 14, 2007
In Bridge to Terabithia, the two middle schoolers who stumble onto a whole new world don't seem all that wowed. And the movie ... never decides if it's a fantasy or coming-of-age story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 15, 2007
In a story that supposedly sings the praises of the power of imagination, you'd think Csupo and his writers could dream up a better ending than the downbeat one that Paterson so tactlessly tacks on
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 4, 2007
The kids are good; the effects are appalling.
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
February 14, 2007
It's an appropriate thing this film is about the strength of imagination because you'll be needing yours if you plan on surviving until the final credits
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
February 16, 2007
Any film celebrating the power of imagination is always welcome. Due to its rather pedestrian execution, however, The Bridge to Terabithia ultimately comes up short.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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