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PG| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
For generations a massive generator has sustained the needs of the underground city of Ember. But the generator was built to last only 200 years, and as its lights start to flicker and fade, it remains to two youths, Lina Mayfleet (Saoirse Ronan) and Doon Harrow (Harry Treadaway), to follow a cryptic series of clues that will restore light to to the place.

Cast: Saoirse Ronan , Harry Treadaway , Bill Murray , Tim Robbins , Martin Landau , Toby Jones , Marianne Jean-Baptiste , Mary Kay Place

Director: Gil Kenan

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

City of Ember: with Spanish Subtitles (2008)

Release Date: October 10th, 2008|1 hr. 35 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 19 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You long for things to go bump in the night, but the movie muffles every risk in a blanket of bland. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An impressive and imaginative fantasy. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    At its best when sticking to a classic sci-fi-fantasy format. But when it tries to be a generic thrill ride, it loses its originality and peculiar charm. show more

  • February 28, 2013 amethystmm74
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    I\'ve just finished reading the book. If you have the choice between the book or the movie, choose the book. The book is much, much better than the movie. At least, read the book first, then watch the movie.

  • January 05, 2011 nevea22
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    I was really disappointed in this movie. I've read the book and it was nothing like it. They changed everything. The book was amazing, but this movie ruined it. They have a 24 year old playing Doon, who is 12 in the book. It moved way to fast and the Pipes monster was a horrible idea. I usually don't dislike movies but The City of Ember is an exception. I'd rate it a 4/10. Skip it!

  • May 14, 2010 PeiAquarium
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    Looks good but not as good as the book.

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