Their world is closer than you think.
Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn, voices of Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen
|Screenplay||Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, John Sayles, based on the books by Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS, Sonics-DDP|
|Produced by||The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Nickelodeon Movies, Spiderwick Productions, Gotham Group, Mark Canton Productions|
|Violence||Mild low impact fantasy violence, psychological threat|
|Comments||Warning: Low impact psychological threat — parental advisement and mature accompaniment required.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Theresa Smith Weaves a fantastical web.
Carino Chocano Fairy fantasy is an action movie focused on the chase.
Rebekah Kendal A substantial and enchanting story without pushing the screen time beyond tolerable lengths.
Ivan Sadler Not perfect by any means and the more cynical among us will find the sugary ending enraging, but it will fill the gap while we wait for the next installments of Narnia and Harry Potter.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The Spiderwick Chronicles is a terrific entertainment for the whole family, except those below a certain age, who are likely to be scared out of their wits.
James Berardinelli There are some scary moments but they're not that scary and the violence is muted by the ways in which it is shot and presented.
While purposefully not epic in stature like the Potter and Rings flicks, the film works in its smaller scale, decently mixing action, frights and some comedy.
Tomatometer An entertaining children's adventure with heart and imagination to spare. The Spiderwick Chronicles is an entertaining children's adventure, with heart and imagination to spare.
What the People say
2650 Netizens AMAZING Kid's Movie!
Average .. 69%