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Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

Summary: When mankind is about to come to an end, a group of scientists decide to create and populate a city deep underground. The city of Ember is to last for 200 years after which its inhabitants are to retrieve from a strong box instructions to return to the surface. Over time however, the message is lost and life in Ember is rapidly deteriorating. Their power supply is failing and food is being rationed. It's left to two young adults to unearth the secret of Ember and to lead the way out.
Runtime: 90 min
Rating: Rated PG for mild peril and some thematic elements.
Production: Playtone
Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Family
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jan 20, 2009
Director Credit
Gil Kenan Director
Writer Credit
Caroline Thompson Screenplay
Jeanne Duprau Book "The City Of Ember"
Principal Cast Credit
Bill Murray Mayor Cole
Toby Jones Barton Snode
Cast Credit
B.J. Hogg Mayor's Guard
Conor MacNeill Student #3
David Ryall Chief Builder
Eoin McAndrew Student #1
Harry Treadaway Doon Harrow
Ian McElhinney Builder
Lara McIvor Roner
Lorraine Hilton Miss Thorn
Lucinda Dryzek Lizzie Bisco
Matt Jessup Joss
Myles Thompson Smat
Rachel Morton Student #2
Tim Robbins Loris Harrow
Producer Credit
Diana Choi Executive Producer
Gary Goetzman Producer
John D. Schofield Executive Producer
Steve Shareshian Producer
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