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  • 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.'' show more

  • 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. show more

  • Jim Carrey is the prime offender here. He's such an unseemly showoff that the movie keeps stopping in its tracks. show more

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  • February 05, 2012 Dry Master
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    Good, unique movie that is rarely ever seen! You can see that even the books are as wierd and as satisfying as the movie. The only down is that, children have a completly different visual of the characters and the scenes, and here when you watch the film...it's extremly different! The acting was great and good casting. The effects in Lake Lachrymose scene is dull but dulley realistic. Good film and unforgetable.

  • January 13, 2010 MHashmi
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    son of a bich wat a movie it has no sex events **** u.....

  • December 27, 2008 OffcCrrl
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    UNBELIVABLY HORRIBLE!! All of the acting was horrible exsept for jim carrey. INCREDEBLY DISTORBING!!!!!!! 0 STARS

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