Inkheart Reviews

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Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
Cobbled-together fantasy about a dad who can "read" characters in and out of books.
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 27, 2011
Kind of a NeverEnding Story-lite, Inkheart never makes full use of its strengths. The ideas about reality and fiction have already been explored better elsewhere, even in light family films.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
August 1, 2009
Brendan Fraser's boyish face usually oozes charisma, but here he just looks plain bored. Which is kind of how the audience looked too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 24, 2009
If there's a problem for me with Inkheart, it is one of scope. This feels like it should be an epic movie, but it's not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com
June 23, 2009
For all its problems, it's a sweet, clever work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 20, 2009
When you have to question every other scene and a ferret steals the show, you know you're in trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jayne Nelson
SFX Magazine
May 12, 2009
As far as movies based on books about books go, it's anything but a pageturner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Evan Williams
The Australian
April 10, 2009
Readers who want to exercise their imaginations may prefer to stick to the written word. If a story gets boring, you can always skip a few pages and move on. In the cinema there isn't much choice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
April 10, 2009
The message is so muddied by the film's dizzying changes in pitch and tone that a lot of young readers aren't going to know what to think.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 9, 2009
Una aventura entretenida sobre todo para público adolescente, y para todo aquel que haya disfrutado alguna vez de un buen libro de fantasía.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cris Kennedy
Screenwize
April 4, 2009
Gaping plot holes aside, Inkheart is a lovely little film, aimed at the bookish among us, and peppered with a love of the literary.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Time Out Sydney
April 3, 2009
It's a familiar tale, but one told with gusto, wit and visual flare...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
April 3, 2009
A diverting excursion into fantasy gothic territory.
Karlie Jeffrey
FILMINK (Australia)
April 3, 2009
This adventure-fantasy film doesn't have the special effects depth of a Lord Of The Rings movie, nor the charm of the Harry Potter franchise, but it is still quite enjoyable.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
April 3, 2009
Not ghastly, but not exhilarating either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 27, 2009
There's nothing terribly wrong with Inkheart but it just doesn't quite engage us,"
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 27, 2009
There's a shortage of magic in this adventure fantasy, and despite some good elements including its spectacular Italian settings and a solid cast, this adaptation about storybook characters prised from their world, is a bit of a blot
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 22, 2009
Kanones bebaia poy agnooyntai, prospernioyntai, lygizontai, i spane horis kamia egnoia, otan to apaitei i formoylaiki ploki gia na ftasei stin epomeni pista mias asymmazeyta asynartitis sto desimo tis plithorikis se ypoplokes kai deyteroys haraktires isto
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 19, 2009
This fantasy-lit film is too intense for young ones drawn to its books-come-to-life story and not sharp enough for Potter fans.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 6, 2009
The main attractions are the Serious British Thespians cutting loose and having fun while still displaying convincing commitment to the fanciful material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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