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The Pagemaster Reviews

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January 1, 2000
This clever, often engaging, and always fast-paced motion picture uses the visual medium to encourage its viewers to reach out with their imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A splendidly original children's fantasy about the world of books.
January 1, 2000
In this age of technology, a not-so-subtle plug for a classic method of mental stimulation comes as a pleasant surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2011
Weak Macaulay Culkin fantasy with some cartoon violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 14, 2010
Weak Macaulay Culkin fantasy with some cartoon violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 4, 2007
Built on a wispy premise better suited to the realm of TV, The Pagemaster plays like a slickly produced afternoon special.
December 4, 2007
The film rests on its initial ingenuity and fails to develop the concept in interesting or surprising ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2006
Mediocre, really, this mixture of real actors and animation.
August 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
November 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
A pallid film framed at the start and finish by live action and mostly composed of cheap-looking animation.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2002
If you're looking for a movie that may inspire your children to read, ignore this one and lay your money down for The Princess Bride or The NeverEnding Story.
Read More | Original Score: 41/100
June 6, 2002
a nice starting point for an important conversation with your child about why so many cartoons think children are stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
A sad and dreary film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
The Pagemaster's problems can be easily traced back to the screenplay, which simply lacks anything remotely resembling wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Plays too much like a TV cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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