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Inkheart Reviews

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August 15, 2011
Cobbled-together fantasy about a dad who can "read" characters in and out of books.
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
June 23, 2009
For all its problems, it's a sweet, clever work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 3, 2009
It's a familiar tale, but one told with gusto, wit and visual flare...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
April 3, 2009
A diverting excursion into fantasy gothic territory.
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.
April 3, 2009
Not ghastly, but not exhilarating either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2009
There's nothing terribly wrong with Inkheart but it just doesn't quite engage us,"
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
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
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
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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