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  • Summary: A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.
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  1. ALF
    Aug 28, 2011
    A film that needs to be watch a couple of times and then it grows on you. Nice to see Brendan Frazer in something different, a magical fantasy. A nice family film and the girl playing the daughter, I think she will be seen a lot more by film goers and TV viewers in the future, Eliza Bennett. She also sings the closing credits song which she does very well. I cannot say much more without creating spoilers. Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2011
    I've never read the book in which this movie was based on, but as far as fantasy adaptations go, I've read the book and I think this movie followed it quite well.

    Fact: In the Harry Potter films, they've spent ten years filming all eight of them. Unlike Harry Potter, this movie started filming in 2006, but was later released in Germany and the UK in 2008 and the USA release in 2009. Wow. New Line Cinema spent three years making this film? Boy, that was lucky. Anyway, on to my opinion.

    The only problems that I had with this movie was the lack of dialogue, the overused clichés, and the flaws.

    I do, however, liked the adventure and action in this movie. They seem to be pretty important it keeps you interested in what's going on like most fantasy adaptations. The casting was superb. Brandon Fraser was talented as Mo, Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent were very entertaining, Paul Bettany did extremely well at his performance, Eliza Bennett's acting was very solid as Meggie, and Andy Serkis was a lot of fun as Capricorn.

    The storyline was well-paced, the direction did very well to remain true to the novel, the visuals were very creative, and the film score was very emotive.

    Inkheart suffers from its flaws and dialogue, but has a superb cast, neat visuals, and great fantasy action.

  3. Jan 5, 2014
    Average entertainment. Easily forgettable, very light, and not that well-done. No one will ever watch this movie more than once. It'll soon get lost in the back everyone's minds. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2013
    Inkheart is boring.
    The story feels like a mixture of many other fantasy tales revolving around a magical book. Inkheart is extremely
    forgettable with bad acting, and little to no originality. Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2014
    Some films you just can't watch. This is one of them. I simply couldn't stand it and never finished watching. Mostly there are some good stuff to make up for all the bad, but in this case there's just bad stuff going on: the acting, the script, the camera-work, the direction, the clothes, the general feel of the damn thing. It's quite amazing that the filmmakers got away with it, because they obviously doesn't have any artistic talent. Just don't bother with this one. Expand