Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Reviews

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October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
December 31, 2005
...Carrey delivers a broad performance that's more distracting than anything else.
January 13, 2005
How come the children are American, yet all their relatives are British?
January 5, 2005
In its bid for unconditional love, the film softens Handler's work.
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.
December 21, 2004
Manages to evoke the down-to-earth surrealism of the story's world, but it ultimately suffers too much at the hands of a bungled misinterpretation of its central villain.
December 21, 2004
Heinrichs helps take your mind off the slack direction and the letdown of a climax, which ought to make the kiddies hurl Gummi Bears at the screen.
December 20, 2004
A lavishly mounted blockbuster that has little personality of its own except on a purely visual level.
December 20, 2004
It just kind of spins its wheels.
December 19, 2004
As in the first two Harry Potter films, the sets and costumes are beautiful to look at, but the direction is static.
December 19, 2004
You can't make entertainment lemonade out of this lemon of a movie.
December 19, 2004
Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events continues 2004's Hollywood Series of Unfortunate Holiday Films.
December 18, 2004
Please, I urge you, dear Reader, to turn away now if what you are looking for is a sun-shiny, twinkle-starred review, for what comes next is nowhere near as pleasant or uplifting.
December 18, 2004
This overwrought dud shouldn't have left DreamWorks' CGI studio.
December 18, 2004
What ultimately spoiled the fun was Mr. Carrey's unbridled egotistical performance.
December 17, 2004
I think this one is a tune-up for the series, a trial run in which they figure out what works and what needs to be tweaked.
December 17, 2004
As it ticks by, laboriously, it leaves you feeling that you should be enjoying it more than you are.
December 17, 2004
Jim Carrey is delightful as the evil Captain Olaf. It's a dark tale and maybe children will like it. I was disappointed.
December 17, 2004
Call the movie a pleasant near-miss, see it with your expectations lowered and by all means read the books again.
December 17, 2004
The result can make you yearn for Tim Burton, who can web his spidery signature through these corporate machines.
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