The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Two worlds will collide


The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Based on the first in a series of popular teen novels, we retread 'Moonlight Saga' territory, which requires you to accept werewolves, demons and vampires as real. A young woman learns, after her mother disappears, that she is part of a clan of Shadowhunters, who go about killing the previously mentioned nasties. The main baddie has kidnapped her mom, and now it's up to our plucky heroine and her friends to sort things out. Reviews have not been good, and there is speculation that the remaining books will not be filmed.

130 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Action, Adventure, Detective/Mystery, Drama, Fantasy, Romance.

Showtimes

A gun would be nice ...
A gun would be nice ...

Credits

Cast
Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, Robert Sheehan, Robert Maillet
Director
Harald Zwart
ScreenplayJessica Postigo, based on the novel by Cassandra Clare
MusicAtli Örvarsson
CinematographyGeir Hartly Andreassen
EditingJoel Negron
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2013
Produced byConstantin Film Produktion, Don Carmody Productions, Unique Features

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, adventure, fantasy
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceModerate impact, frequent, fantastical
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe movie contains themes which may be deemed inappropriate and potentially disturbing to younger and sensitive audiences.
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.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconSince it's already about as 'mashed' as they come, I'm not sure this film will get a similar treatment of its own somewhere down the line, but there's no denying you've seen this offering, or at least its various pieces, in lots of other earlier films.
7
Metacritic.com
35 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
113 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Mortal Instruments: City of Bones borrows ingredients from seemingly every fantasy franchise of the last 30 years -- but can't seem to figure out what to do with them.
2
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
7

What the People say

Internet
18370 Netizens quote iconGreat Movie for everyone, not just the Twilight crowd
13

Average .. 37%

7

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