This house knows what makes you tick.
Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Lorenza Izzo, Owen Vaccaro, Colleen Camp, Kyle MacLachlan, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic
|Screenplay||Eric Kripke, from the novel by John Bellairs|
|Editing||Andrew S. Eisen, Fred Raskin|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Atmos, Auro 11.1|
|Produced by||Amblin Entertainment, Mythology Entertainment, DreamWorks|
|Language||Low impact, infrequent, not used to demean.|
|Violence||Low to mild impact, fairly frequent psychological violence, justified by context of horror and magic. There are scenes of explosions at war and children fighting each other at school that could unsettle little ones.|
|Comments||Contains scary scenes.|
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|PG: Parental Guidance Suggested||Rated PG for thematic elements including sorcery, some action, scary images, rude humor and language|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Jim Judy To be fair, it’s nowhere near a travesty, but its early meandering and flat nature, third act danger that goes too big in scope when it should have remained much smaller, and overall missed opportunity of being far more creative and imaginative than it ultimately is, means it could have used some more magic to make it better than it is.
Tomatometer An entertaining PG detour for gore maestro Eli Roth, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a family-friendly blend of humor and horror with an infectious sense of fun.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Sandie Angulo Chen Eli Roth’s aged-down spookfest has jump-worthy scenes.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 58%