Charlotte's Web - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Charlotte's Web Reviews

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Uri Lessing
eFilmCritic.com
January 13, 2007
Charlotte herself has been turned from a small, grey spider into a creature with a furry, teddy bear face. The result is an odd blend of Wilfred Brimley, Grizzly Adams, and Fozzie Bear.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 13, 2007
Uma adaptação burocrática e sem vida.
| Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 9, 2007
Babe, the movie that set the standard for the GCI talking critter flicks, was so much better ...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 8, 2007
Some movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
January 5, 2007
Don't be put off by the G rating. I know a lot of adults who could learn from a talking pig.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tom Charity
CNN.com
December 30, 2006
I think what's most valuable here is the gentle reminder that lives are short, friendship is priceless and words can make a difference. The movie Charlotte's Web isn't a classic, but the message is.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 30, 2006
The writers and director get the balance right, never tipping over into either sentiment or preachiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
December 30, 2006
What Charlotte's Web has always had going for it, and what I imagine kids will always cling to, is a sweet, simple, and timeless story about the power of friendship and the acceptance of loss, a story that's told faithfully here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
December 30, 2006
There's too much talent and too strong a story to mess it up. There was potential for more here, but this incarnation is nothing to be ashamed of, and some of the actors answer the bell.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
December 30, 2006
There are highly unnecessary fart jokes (okay, we all know kids get a giggle out of passing gas, but does every child-centric movie have to cater to this whim?), and some of the expanded animal characters don't have much point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 30, 2006
Woe be to the child who doesn't mist up at this movie, since it's been made if not with zip, wit, or imagination, then at least with sweetness. But I hope no one will think the film is an adequate replacement for White's book. That would be a crime.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
December 26, 2006
Despite all of Winick's best efforts to Disneyfy the bearded Charlotte, she still looks alarmingly like an eight-legged beatnik.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
December 26, 2006
Plenty charming and the theme of friendship and loyalty is beautifully illustrated.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
December 25, 2006
while not a perfect adaptation of the classic book, one that pulls all the right heartstrings while never talking down to its audience
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 23, 2006
Works better in the more mature passages ... than those focusing on slapdash antics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Otto
cinemaobsession.com
December 22, 2006
A lackluster live-action remake of E.B. White's classic children's tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical
December 22, 2006
Just a nice sweet family flick, exceedingly well-made and surprisingly witty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2006
When Fern at last abandons her overalls for a pretty yellow dress, her mom feels reassured. But really, tomboys can be mature too.
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
December 21, 2006
Some Movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 4.1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 21, 2006
A quiet work of some charm and wit that captures the essence of White's story with a minimum of pandering to modern tastes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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