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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Reviews

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Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 1, 2005
Lemony Snicket serves anti-authoritarianism with youthful spirit.
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Luis Martinez
January 28, 2005
Un filme divertido y hermosamente fotografiado, pero un poco "o un mucho" sobreactuado y finalmente, un tanto simplón.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 24, 2005
"Lemony Snicket" falls short of the Potter movies. Gone missing is the magic.
| Original Score: B-
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 20, 2005
Aqui está um projeto que praticamente implorava para ser comandado por Tim Burton e estrelado por Johnny Depp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
January 18, 2005
Though Brad Silberling can't rein in Jim Carrey's annoying mugging, he's redeemed by his film's strong, tenderly handled themes, brilliant look and literary-minded smarts.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
January 14, 2005
A nicely dark family film that finds great pleasure in watching Carrey attempting to kill these children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 13, 2005
How come the children are American, yet all their relatives are British?
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
January 10, 2005
Nicely cast and technically adept, "Lemony Snicket'" is the first film in a likely franchise I could fortunately tolerate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
January 9, 2005
his lavish production is full of superb special effects and a lot of strange characters in unusual costumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 5, 2005
In its bid for unconditional love, the film softens Handler's work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
January 4, 2005
Dourly delightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 3, 2005
...stars Jim Carrey as Jim Carrey, Jim Carrey and Jim Carrey. Silbering pastes together a series of unfortunate scenes, all with Carrey within mugging distance.
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
December 31, 2004
Willie Wonka meets Charles Dickens
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric D. Snider
December 27, 2004
If the movie were as wildly creative as it looks, it would be brilliant, instead of merely OK.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
December 27, 2004
Dickens with a sense of humor, featuring people and situations both horrible and goofy enough to be fun rather than fear-inducing.
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
December 27, 2004
Sometimes Carrey's not-so-funny improvisations are his own undoing, as when he sits in a high-backed chair and feigns electrocution. But more often the children...steal the show.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Collin Souter
December 27, 2004
That rare adaptation that not only captures the spirit of the books and the author's distinct voice, but also has an identity all its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 22, 2004
The best-looking movie of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
December 22, 2004
A cheeky, memorable, anti-saccharine outing.
| Original Score: B
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 22, 2004
One of the cleverest adaptations I've ever seen, being at once faithful and surprising.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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