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The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

Rated PG for fantasy action and some scary images.

PG In Theaters 10/5/2007 , 99min.
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Viewer Score
89%
Viewer score based on 11 ratings
38%
Critic score based on 21 reviews

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May 22, 2008
rd04dave
I think it was a great movie.The book was so dull nothing really happend. But the movie was action packed. The characters were great! " one girls opinion ,monique"
May 22, 2008
thejustice3
WAY BETTER THAN THE BOOK!
May 22, 2008
xfrdhd
We have paid the 8.50 per person for movies that have no plot, and do not hold your interest or are filled with unnecessary sex scenes. Did not read the book, not everyone has you know. I thought this move was extremely entertaining and the effects were really good. It held my attention the entire time and it didn't feel as if the story went nowhere, but had just enough twists and turns to keep
May 22, 2008
williambeepbeep
at how terrible the acting and costumes were in this movie. i felt like i was watching an hour long nickelodeon or disney channel special. it tries real hard to follow the harry potter/LoTR style, and does fairly well with the set design, but the quality of acting is hardly fit for day time tv. go see this if you are a 8-12 year old girl, or if you really enjoy making fun of dumb movies.
May 22, 2008
mcrodge
Very good acting and exciting to watch. Parts were predictable but still enjoyable. Joaquin Phoenix was wonderfu

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The Hollywood Reporter
The film plods along without a lot of excitement or inspiration. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Starts out with promise but staggers under the weight of trying to take on too much. The tone is murky: The story attempts to blend adolescent angst with fantasy adventure, and the result is rather clunky. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Variety
Slick, good-looking, cluttered pic won't please fans of novelist Susan Cooper's original "The Dark Is Rising" sequence. But then, they are mostly grown-ups by now, and this very Hollywood-style adaptation of a very English book is aimed squarely at tweens. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
This movie is a particular disappointment. Although The Seeker is in Walden's tradition of positive storytelling, John Hodge's script is guilty of downright goofy utterances on occasion. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
This is a reasonable choice for bored tweens - as long as they don't demand too much magic from their movies. Full Review

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