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The Lovely Bones

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving disturbing violent content and images, and some language.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/11/2009 , 135min.
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April 24, 2013
this movie was awesome it was planned out perfect and the acting was incredible and also the suspense was so amazing and it actually made me cry, anyway this was awesome.
August 08, 2011
I enjoyed it it was moving it was so different than other movies i've seen when she escaped out of the bunker i didn't relize she was alreay dead some movies you have an idea where this was going but it fooled me i had no clue it went in different direction there not many movies that i cried but this was one of then for a grown man
March 05, 2011
I wanna say first the movie was good in how all the graphics and the overall picture was. As for the plot and movie it self I am a little disappointed. I agree with moviegoer9999 he says it good here how I feel and I also agree with hakukoru. Now I have read the book and the book was way better than the movie. The movie was totally off key with the book. The movie left
August 16, 2010
This movie was horrible. I thought it would be much better. I rented it for $1.00 and feel ripped off!
July 08, 2010
moviegoer9999 has expressed my exact feelings about the ending of this movie. I would have been much more satisfied if the movie ended with the dad smashing Mr. Harveys face in with the baseball bat. Alternatively, if she had spoken to Ruth rather than borrowing her body, and informed her of the contents of the safe... then getting to see Mr. Harvey sent off to jail with some not-so-subtle hints

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
The filmmakers' evident affection for the book expresses itself as a desperate scramble to include as much of it as possible, which leaves the movie feeling both overcrowded and thin. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
It leaves audiences in a limbo every bit as torturous as the one the protagonist is in. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Some books are not meant to be adapted to the big screen. Alice Sebold's best-selling The Lovely Bones falls into that category. Full Review
Dana Stevens
If The Lovely Bones, at least for this critic, fails, it's certainly not for lack of metaphysical gumption...It's when the movie returns to earthly life, the prosaic world of suburban cul-de-sacs and family relationships, that it falters. Full Review
James Berardinelli
The story told by Jackson's The Lovely Bones is the same as the one related by Sebold, but it lacks the complexity and empathy evident in the book. Full Review

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