It has a few moments of fun and whimsy, but it lacks the joyous spirit and intelligent humor of the children's novel on which it's based. Full Review
The New York Times
The messages blend seamlessly into the fantasy and comedy in what is surely one of the best films for older children in quite some time. Full Review
The glue that holds the sweet teen-fantasy together is star Anne Hathaway, who continues to evolve into a luminous young lead. Full Review
The result is an unappealing mess, made less bearable by uniformly lackluster performances and the cheesy special effects.