Paramount Pictures | Release Date: February 14, 2008
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Generally favorable reviews based on 79 Ratings
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BritneyW.Feb 15, 2008
Do not see this it is terrible. Freddie Highore is a terrible actor!
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BenC.Feb 16, 2008
Completely unfocused, and it tried to copy Harry Potter. The ending battle was pathetic, and everything went by without a single touch of heart. I was very annoyed with the character Arthur Spiderwick, his story is a bore. And everything Completely unfocused, and it tried to copy Harry Potter. The ending battle was pathetic, and everything went by without a single touch of heart. I was very annoyed with the character Arthur Spiderwick, his story is a bore. And everything else is dull, more likely disappointing. they could've made more money by making two or three different films. But they just didn't try hard enough. The characters are annoying, and the setting is a flimsy terrain. Expand
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AnthonyC.Feb 16, 2008
A poorly constructed film, a terrible and weak adaption from the books. It barely has character buildup, and the effects, which are probably the only worthy feature this film has are clearly cheesy. I don't recommend it, its only for A poorly constructed film, a terrible and weak adaption from the books. It barely has character buildup, and the effects, which are probably the only worthy feature this film has are clearly cheesy. I don't recommend it, its only for those who are under aged 11, if your not then this isn't your cup of tea. They could've at the least tried a bit harder making this less fast-paced and quick. From a book readers review, this is heavily disappointing, and a missed opportunity. Expand
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CeliaC.Feb 15, 2008
I saw it in the IMAX at the 4:40 PM show, and believe me, its nothing good. It goes nowhere, it walks into a dull world where there is no effect of why the creatures are even there. And they could have had over another half hour to develop I saw it in the IMAX at the 4:40 PM show, and believe me, its nothing good. It goes nowhere, it walks into a dull world where there is no effect of why the creatures are even there. And they could have had over another half hour to develop more of the characters. It just felt really lame to me, the action and effects are okay, but letdown by a boring story. It grossed me out instantly. And the acting from Freddie Highmore was terrible, him playing as two characters was just a mess. It was noisy, and a collosal dud. It presents 10 books in 1 hour and 31 minutes. That is ridiculous. Well, i am very disappointed, it really is meant for kids, it is sappy, and really stupid. Expand
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SteveFeb 25, 2008
A lot of violence and blood for a kids movie, Also, the father figure is seen as a monster. Not a very friendly movie for kids under 10.
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ShaneCAug 6, 2008
Family friendly fantasy movies ...........not the sun kills his father at the end ... my 10yr daughter freeked out... i was like what the f just happen in a pg movie ... movie was just not the same after that.
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