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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    There's an edge to this exemplary family movie, just as there is in the story. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Kids should enjoy the comic performances of the animals, and adults will appreciate the film's gentle poignancy, powerful enough to induce a lump in the throat. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A perfectly lovely, if uninspired, movie that suffers from following on the trotters of "Babe," the one about the piglet advocate of barnyard brotherhood. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    What it is, to borrow a word from the ever-eloquent spider Charlotte, is average. Don't misunderstand: While never quite enchanting, this "Web" is perfectly entertaining. But it could - and should -have been so much more. show more

  • 100
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    The endearingly enduring 1952 E.B. White novel about friendship and salvation, has been turned into a beautifully rendered motion picture that's full of warmth, wit and wonder. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Now, about the spider. Julia Roberts voices Charlotte in a way that suggests ... not much, I'm afraid. She may be a genuine movie star and can be a good actress, but her voice -- and what she does with it -- never has been one of her strengths. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    No, it isn't as magically enchanting as the 1952 children's classic by E.B. White, any more than a museum-shop print of La Giaconda is as mysteriously beguiling as Leonardo's original. But this respectful, live-action adaptation of White's gentle tale about an undersized pig, a clever spider and the everyday marvels that too often pass unnoticed is a charmer nonetheless. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Charlotte's Web has all the requisite elements that a family film needs to succeed and endure: humor, drama, pathos, and an emotionally satisfying ending. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Everything from the book is inserted with wisdom and care, and everything added to pander to kids with short attention spans or adults who need an overtly religious message is unnecessary. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    "Babe" was a classic because of its gentle simplicity. Charlotte's Web, with its insistently "magical" theme music, an overbearing climax and a trough full of bad jokes, is merely adequate. show more

  • July 05, 2012 jmortansmith
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    I can\'t imagine anyone not liking this movie. I\'ve watched it with all my grandkids and great grandkids. They all love it. It has a good story and all the animals are adorable.

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