Reviews

Aug 24, 2013
'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' might reduce plans for the sequel to ashes.
Aug 23, 2013
Not only have we seen this all before, but we were probably hoping to not see it again.
Aug 23, 2013
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is such a pathetic mess you end up feeling a little sorry for the poor mite.
Aug 22, 2013
Every fantasy creature except zombies get a workout in this overstuffed spectacle about a teenage girl who discovers she has angelic blood in her veins.
Aug 22, 2013
This is film-making at its most cynical. But none of it actually makes much sense.
Aug 22, 2013
"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" plays like a "Scary Movie" parody.
Aug 22, 2013
This desperate Twilight wannabe hits more than its own share of clunky notes.
Aug 22, 2013
This tired mulch of fantasy clichés is hampered by its regressive attitude towards its plucky heroine.
Aug 22, 2013
Every moviegoer will have his own breaking point, when "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" surpasses the mundane and enters the ridiculous.
Aug 22, 2013
"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" will make you yearn for more "Twilight" movies.
Aug 22, 2013
Hollywood has more than enough high-caliber young adult lit to mine. Filmmakers should tap into richer human stories. We mere mortals would dearly appreciate it.
Aug 21, 2013
It desperately gathers clichés like a teen fantasy Frankenstein that doesn't realize its secret identity: parody.
Aug 21, 2013
Mortal Instruments manages to occupy 130 minutes of frantic, numbing, activity.
Aug 21, 2013
Everything chugs along briskly and reasonably entertainingly until running off the rails a bit with a wildly overcomplicated finale.
Aug 21, 2013
The action flick is overly long, complicated and, even by teen romance standards, cringe-worthy in its cheesiness.
Aug 21, 2013
More than just another watered-down tween franchise wannabe.
Aug 21, 2013
Alas, the titular City of Bones is more of a basement.
Aug 21, 2013
The movie blasts by for a while as an odd and busy slice of highly watchable garbage.
Aug 21, 2013
One of the most disastrous page-to-screen adaptations in memory.
Aug 21, 2013
An almost random collection of sexy-supernatural teen signifiers aimed at squeezing the penultimate dollars out of a declining trend.