City of Ember - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

City of Ember Reviews

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½ April 22, 2018
Too weird for my taste.
April 6, 2018
Amazing movie for all ages and I suggest you read the book first!
March 22, 2018
I don't understand the negative reviews. This is one of my favorite movies. The books were better, but it's still a Great Movie!!!
Super Reviewer
November 10, 2017
The odd casting choices aside, this film feels like a film destined for the 80s but ended up being made too late. I can normally see where a film failed and this one lies on the shoulders of the director. The transitioning from animation to live action has resulted in a mixed bag and I'm puzzled how this choice was made. The lead actor looks much too old against the other younger actors, this type of casting is everywhere. I'm not sure what type of film they set out to make but it feels like producers had a heavy hand in the post production. There was a lot of potential here and the possible franchise had early death here. Hopefully the book series is worth a look to finish the storyline. 10-11-2017.
October 28, 2017
The script makes a mess of both the plot and dialogue, but other than that, it's got a quick pace, beautiful visuals and sets, and a nice cast.
June 24, 2017
A great metaphor about our current life and being asleep and in darkness. Those that are curious are stifled while the current system begins to collapse. It's time for us to awaken, and it takes each one of us to ask questions. Question authority, question the status quo, go within and seek the Truth. You won't find it outside of you.
May 30, 2017
OMG, this blew my mind!
December 16, 2016
It's not punishment if you have to see it, but if you find a buried treasure map to it's secret location - i wouldn't dig it out.
November 27, 2016
best movie I've ever seen
November 23, 2016
very good I see nothing wrong with the setting of the movie it feels like escaping earth but at the end of the day it's a very well made film
October 29, 2016
Good family movie overall, interesting story and concepts, but, lacks some excitement.
August 10, 2016
Loved this film, very quirky set pieces. Only thing negative is it could of been a better story line involved.
July 25, 2016
Again with the Golden Compass.
This did not look good than it used to, But it does a higher rating...
The film was shorter but it did get me some laughs into it.
It doesn't look too bad for a teenage film but i don't need to watch it again.

Score: 4.5/10
July 20, 2016
i really liked this movie though i had never heard of it before. seems very inspired by the fallout series. they really need to make more of this series.
June 4, 2016
its has a good cast story and writing but most of the story takes place in the city
May 26, 2016
I would have liked the movie to be 30 minutes or so longer, to explore more of the fascinating backstory of the city and the people's way of life.
March 20, 2016
The acting was average. There wasn't any "villains"(and no, nobody can cast Bill Murray as even close to being a bad guy and call it a good movie). And it wasn't very satisfying, it really lacked an adventurous atmosphere. On a side note, the choice of lines given at dramatic moments ruined the scene most of the time.
March 18, 2016
I imagine the book is a lot better. Still, it starts out with a setting that certainly can lead to many directions. A bit of mystery about this world and its mind sets adds to the flavor. Could have used a couple more jolts along the way and in the end it took the least interesting path of creativity. It was still an interesting journey.
½ February 12, 2016
It's an entertaining movie that's family friendly. I haven't read the book but as a movie it is enjoyable. I wasn't completely on board with how it ended but I enjoyed the movie. It's fairly unique in the world on young adult adaptations.
½ February 10, 2016
Now the movie is really, mixed. I mean, on one side, we have the cool story, a corrupt mayor. However, on the other we have somewhat unmemorable characters, sloppy lines, and very little character development.
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