Bridge to Terabithia Reviews

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December 5, 2014
Bridge to Terabithia is not only faithful to the novel but also stands to become a beloved family movie.
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.
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.
December 4, 2007
It's the sort of movie I admire more in retrospect than I did while watching it.
June 15, 2007
I liked the seriousness with which it has been made, the willingness to grant deep feeling to its young characters, and the way it avoids of a lot of the cliches... but the failure to enchant in the scenes in the woods leaves a hole.
May 4, 2007
Here's an old-fashioned children's film that should suit the once huge family audience very well.
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.
May 4, 2007
The kids are good; the effects are appalling.
May 4, 2007
Narnia fans might find some enjoyment in this children's fantasy adventure.
May 4, 2007
It's shamelessly manipulative, but also deeply moving.
May 3, 2007
An affecting inquest into the nature of courage, mortality, grief and the healing power of faith.
February 20, 2007
It's rendered in a very touching and authentic and beautiful way.
February 17, 2007
As humane a Hollywood film as we're likely to see all year.
February 16, 2007
This is Csupo's feature directorial debut, but as creator, producer, and writer of Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, among several other series, he's had a long career in animation, and he handles the CGI setpieces masterfully.
February 16, 2007
The story is a pleasant enough diversion with a positive message about seeing the troubled person behind the bully and the importance of keeping an open mind.
February 16, 2007
For all that Bridge to Terabithia does to encourage children to exercise their imaginations and pursue the arts, the movie's producers give only glimpses of the wonderful creatures and magical kingdom dreamed up by two children.
February 16, 2007
There's a lot to recommend Bridge for a young crowd. Hutcherson and Robb have excellent chemistry, Jesse's palpable hunger for his father's approval is quietly poignant, and a third-act tragedy deepens and sweetens everything.
February 16, 2007
Despite its small scale, Bridge offers a lot of things you won't see in most children's movies, including honest dialogue, actions that have consequences and some truly moving moments.
February 16, 2007
Bridge to Terabithia the movie, like the book, is buckets-of-tears sad. Director Csupo and company manage to get that -- the simple power of a story about kindred souls, about loss, about the limitless possibilities of a lively mind -- just right.
February 16, 2007
A fanciful, emotional and entertaining movie.
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