Every story ever written is just waiting to become real.
Brendan Fraser, Sienna Guillory, Eliza Bennet, Richard Strange, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Rafi Gavron, Matt King, Steve Speirs
|Screenplay||David Lindsay-Abaire, from the novel by Cornelia Funke|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Internationale Filmproduktion Blackbird Dritte, New Line Cinema|
|Genre||Children's animated, fantasy|
|Violence||Some fantastical, though frighteningly implied scenes|
|Comments||A fair amount of suspense, threat and menace which could frighten younger viewers.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Leon van Nierop Seldom before has a product with such good intentions and such a respected cast failed to deliver on such a grand scale.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert I never knew reading was so dangerous.
Chris Bilton Inkheart’s fantasy-meets-reality is a little like The Brothers Grimm crossed with Jumanji and yet, surprisingly, the film relies less on the CG-spawned fantasy folk and more on quality acting to prod the plot along.
Tomatometer Heavy on cliches and light on charm, this kid-lit fantasy-adventure doesn't quite get off the ground.
What the People say
Average .. 44%