The Secret of Moonacre 2008

The Secret of Moonacre

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Despite impressive production values, this is staid, plodding and unimpressive fantasy-fare, with poor performances struggling with an underdeveloped script.

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Maria Merryweather is orphaned at the age of 13 and forced to leave her luxurious life in London. She goes to stay with her somewhat eccentric uncle named Sir Benjamin at Moonacre Manor. While reading the pages of a magical book, Maria discovers her true destiny as the Moon Princess of a fantastical war-torn kingdom, which she must save from falling into the sea forever.

Cast & Crew

Ioan Gruffudd
Sir Benjamin
Tim Curry
Coeur De Noir
Juliet Stevenson
Miss Heliotrope
Andy Linden
Marmaduke Scarlet
Michael Webber
Digweed
Zoltán Barabás Kis
Dulac
David Brown
Executive Producer
Simon Crowe
Executive Producer
Simon Fawcett
Executive Producer
Christian Henson
Original Music
David Eggby
Cinematographer
Julian Rodd
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Critic Reviews for The Secret of Moonacre

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (17)

Audience Reviews for The Secret of Moonacre

  • Nov 26, 2009
    It's just a kiddie movie that's an absolute borer. It just didn't connect to me first time I saw it. And the movie failed to distinguish itself from comedy, fantasy, or a combination of both.
    quentin t Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2009
    film very much like the narnia films and especially golden cumpass, even the lead girl in that turns up her as the girl, going to stay with her uncle,who discovers a family secret, from the past involving magic and monsters, not as entertaining as those films but it has its moments and goodto seeioan gruffurd playing to adegree a unlikeable charactor
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Jul 27, 2009
    Despite the magical premise, incredible cast, stunning costumes, sets and landscape, this film failed to excite any interest in me whatsoever. There was nothing particularly wrong with it, but I think it was the lack of enthusiasm from the cast; if they weren't especially bothered, then why should we be?
    Sarah B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2009
    An old-worldly adventure story (see <i>The Princess Bride/Inkheart/Chronicles of Narnia</i> etc) though less entertaining than some of the others I have seen. For adults watching this - nice costumes/sets but you're likely to find the plot too predictable. Lots of fun for the kids though I'm sure.
    &#9829; Chani L Super Reviewer

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