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Inkheart Reviews

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March 27, 2009
There's a shortage of magic in this adventure fantasy, and despite some good elements including its spectacular Italian settings and a solid cast, this adaptation about storybook characters prised from their world, is a bit of a blot
March 27, 2009
There's nothing terribly wrong with Inkheart but it just doesn't quite engage us,"
January 23, 2009
The movie has no personality. It flops from scene to scene and crisis to crisis with no passion, no intensity and%u2014worse%u2014no fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 23, 2009
Its countless missteps earn nothing but scorn even as its wonderful intentions make us ashamed to voice them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 22, 2009
purposefully confusing and, on occasion, downright indefensible
| Original Score: 1.5/5
January 28, 2009
Meh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 22, 2009
A kids' adventure movie can be a lot of things -- wild and woolly, loosey-goosey, full of foolishness -- but they should never be shabby. And that's the best word for Inkheart.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 22, 2009
Inkheart feels as though it has been pulled apart and put back together several times over, leading to a viewing experience that's equal parts bewilderment and tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 22, 2009
Making a movie about the magic to be found in reading books, is a little like General Motors singing the praises of riding a bike instead.
January 29, 2009
"...unconvincing characters and uncompelling action."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 19, 2009
This fantasy-lit film is too intense for young ones drawn to its books-come-to-life story and not sharp enough for Potter fans.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 28, 2009
There are moments of absolute wonder to be had. Just not enough to make the film anything more than a painless misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 23, 2009
A flea market of fairy tales and hocus-pocus, Inkheart makes as much sense as an inkblot.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 21, 2009
Winged monkeys and a minotaur you don't get a good look at make up some of the mediocre special effects in an unsatisfying kid's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 12, 2009
As far as movies based on books about books go, it's anything but a pageturner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 21, 2009
Whimsy shouldn't be overwhelming.
January 22, 2009
Much is made of the magic of literature in Inkheart, but the joys of losing yourself in reading are undermined by the movie's barrage of special effects and a convoluted plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 23, 2009
It's an interesting idea, but instead of imagining an equally clever conclusion, the film eventually collapses into a series of chases and fights with a big Raiders of the Lost Ark-style special effects blowout ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 21, 2009
It all smacks of that overdone 'passion for literature' common in English teachers who send any healthy-minded kid running from books.
January 23, 2009
Brendan Frasier's Mo may be able to conjure magic, but the same can't be said for this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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