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Inkheart (2009)

3 Ratings: 3.0
Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, and Science Fiction & Fantasy movie directed by Iain Softley

"I prefer a story that has the good sense to stay on the page--where it belongs!" declares Elinor Loredan (Helen Mirren, in fine upper-crust form) inInkheart, a rollicking adventure that appeals to adults as well as tweens and teens. But if Elinor got … see full wiki

Director: Iain Softley
Genre: Family, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
3 reviews about Inkheart (2009)
review by . March 10, 2010
INKHEART comes along at a time when fantasy films are sorely needed. It is an intelligent person's escape caper, Part One of a novel trilogy by Cornelia Funke that dares to take an adult theme and make it equally appealing to all ages. David Lindsay-Abaire's screenplay maintains all of the magic of the novel and offers director Iain Softley the opportunity to plug in a cast of famous British actors to tell a story about books!    Mo 'Silvertongue' Folchart (Brendan Fraser) has …
review by . November 24, 2009
Sometimes, the timing of a movie's release is more important to its success than the movie's content itself. This may help explain the success, or lack there-of, of this movie. Released in early 2009, it quickly fell of the big theater chains and ended up in the cheap matinees. It received zero Academy Award nominations, and barely registered a blip when released on DVD. How so? The movie has an innovative plot, features a large cast of good actors and actresses, has both male and female leads and …
review by . September 02, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Two points of view on this film, as an adult, it was an OK film. The eyes of a younger viewer, it's a darn good film.     The young viewer first. The fantasy is wonderful; reading a book out loud by a 'Silvertongue' can bring characters to life. That's an amazing thing, it says so much about the written word and how imagination can work so strongly with books. The special effects are pretty well done. The story moves along reasonably well. There are some very scary moments. But …
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