Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Reviews
January 17, 2016
This film is endlessly dark and gloomy for a kids story. But somehow, it works.
July 6, 2010
Whilst the direction and script seem off, the rest of the production work is excellent.
February 27, 2009
Between Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Lemony Snicket 2004 is a banner year for dark and fun kid's films.
September 27, 2006
We can be grateful that the series has given Carrey one of his better vehicles in recent years, and that Carrey has risen to the occasion so well.
June 24, 2006
It's all a bit superficial, but highly entertaining, wickedly funny, and alluring enough to make you want to start reading the books.
April 1, 2006
If you sit back, relax and just accept it for what it is -- an enjoyable, escapist Gothic pantomime -- you will go home happy.
December 31, 2005
...Carrey delivers a broad performance that's more distracting than anything else.
December 6, 2005
Successful in kicking off a largely amusing and visually engaging franchise.
September 26, 2005
A sick joke of a film that realizes the best children's entertainment doesn't hide from the bleaker side of life, but plunges into the void and respects kids enough to assume they can handle it.
July 25, 2005
...recognizes that it's okay to present scariness, gloominess and sadness, as long as you present strong, pure hearted children whose inherent cleverness cuts through it all.
July 5, 2005
After all, it's not like the filmmakers got everything wrong. They just didn't get the right things right.
June 2, 2005
Not many children's movies center on recently orphaned children delivered to the home of a homicidal thespian. Then again, not many children's movies are as good as this one.
April 4, 2005
'Inteligente, divertida y arriesgada en su propuesta visual y temtica, es una aventura que no se pueden perder'