Charlotte's Web - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Charlotte's Web Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Kids will love it, I just kind of liked it.
Heather Huntington
August 23, 2008
This Charlotte's Web is a live-action remake, la Babe. And while the live action distinguishes it from its cartoon predecessor of 1973, it makes it bear entirely too much resemblance to the Babe series.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 12, 2008
Hides a big heart beneath a small piglet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
September 22, 2007
There's enough of White's original spirit that survives the Hollywoodization to keep the little girls happy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
February 19, 2007
Steve Buscemi's invigorating vocal characterization of Templeton the rat is the only high point in this sleep-inducing live action-animated revamp of the 1973 animated classic based on E.B White's 1952 children's book.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 18, 2007
In this live action movie, with talking animals and a good deal of clever computer-generated imagery, Julia Roberts does the talking for Charlotte and only confirmed arachnophobes such as myself will resist her charms.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
February 9, 2007
If you can identify all the voices before the credits roll up, you are a better man than I.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Johnny Vaughan
The Sun (UK)
February 9, 2007
Hilarious and heart-warming, this is a real crowd-pleaser for all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 9, 2007
Most of the problem is that everything feels very familiar, while the movie's moralising tone grates very quickly.
Emma Morgan
Total Film
February 9, 2007
Hardly the equal of Babe but the superior voice cast and Fanning's unforced charm make for another film that'll put you off pork forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 9, 2007
This film does what all children's films should do: not just offer lots of entertaining things to look at, but teach children how to look at the world with curiosity, attentiveness and joy.
Andrew Pulver
February 9, 2007
It's hard to go wrong with a cute liddle piggy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
February 9, 2007
Adult audiences tend to find [Dakota Fanning] rather shrill - witnessing [her] at full shriek is like being attacked by a colony of bats. For this reason, Charlotte's Web is probably one for youngsters only.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
February 9, 2007
If they'd stopped yammering for just a few minutes, White's heartbreaking ending might have retained its poignancy. As it is, it's little more than a blessed relief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
February 8, 2007
Never less than watchable, thanks to its superb cast, but kids will enjoy it more than adults will.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 8, 2007
Youngsters will warm to the barn's talking animals and perhaps even shed a tear at the sight of a spider shuffling off the mortal coil. Arachnaphobes, though, are advised to approach with caution.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
February 7, 2007
Cute and sweet, and if it lacks great wit or magic, at least it has the courage to remain faithful to the gentle sadness and 'realism' of the original material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Katey Rich
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
Manages to snuff the spark that has made Charlotte's Web so beloved over the years.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 3, 2007
Any tears you may shed will be wholly earned.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 27, 2007
This is only the second time in my life I cried over a spider. The first time was when I was a child and I accidentally stepped on a pet spider I had captured. This is an exceptional family movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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