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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Movie Poster

Rated PG for thematic elements, scary situations and brief language.

PG In Theaters 12/17/2004 , 113min.
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Washington Post
A gem of a movie, all its adversity and wickedness a backdrop for a story about the remarkable resilience of children Full Review
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
What the movie lacks, alarmingly, is a shriveled black heart, or a big, red tell-tale one pulsing beneath the floorboards -- anything, really, that might infuse it with the sense of true dread that keeps kids coming back for second, third and 11th helpings of the willies. Full Review
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
Much credit for this delightfully morose children's film must go to director Brad Silberling's careful orchestration. Please note, in the vocabulary-building spirit of the Snicket books, that the word "orchestration'' here means "coaxing good performances out of child actors and keeping Jim Carrey in check.'' Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
A visually arresting and entertaining romp, but it lacks some of the sardonic humor of the popular children's books on which the movie is based. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
Underwhelming. Full Review

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