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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Reviews

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January 17, 2016
This film is endlessly dark and gloomy for a kids story. But somehow, it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2011
Episodic but entertaining.
December 25, 2010
Book's fans will enjoy, but too creepy for some.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 20, 2008
A dastardly unadulterated delight of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
Successful in kicking off a largely amusing and visually engaging franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2005
After all, it's not like the filmmakers got everything wrong. They just didn't get the right things right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
| Original Score: B+
May 10, 2005
Charming and sly right at the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 4, 2005
A phantasmagoric family film with both bite and heart.
April 4, 2005
'Inteligente, divertida y arriesgada en su propuesta visual y temática, es una aventura que no se pueden perder'
| Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2005
The main blight on the festivities is that, as always, Hollywood can't resist adding a little uplift.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2005
Lemony Snicket serves anti-authoritarianism with youthful spirit.
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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
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