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PG| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Of the three Grace children, Jared (Freddie Highmore) has always been thought of as the troublemaker. So when strange things happen after his family's move to a relative's dilapidated estate, sister Mallory (Sarah Bolger), twin brother Simon and their mother assume that Jared is behind it all. However, magical creatures roam the grounds, and they all want a special book that Jared has found: a field guide to fantastic creatures, penned by Arthur Spiderwick.

Cast: Freddie Highmore , Sarah Bolger , Mary-Louise Parker , David Strathairn , Nick Nolte , Joan Plowright , Seth Rogen , Martin Short

Director: Mark Waters

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Release Date: February 14th, 2008|1 hr. 37 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 25 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A mostly superb cast, superior special effects, a sparkling musical score and a fantasy-filled plot . show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    We're supposed to be agog at the fantastical creatures and dazzling special effects. But the more wrenching story of disillusioned children nags in the background, distracting from any enchantment. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The children's real world, or what passes for real in a fantasy, could hardly be more inviting, for reasons that are hardly mysterious: the strong performances, under Mark Waters's accomplished direction; the smart, bright language, much of it taken from the books; the stylish cinematography, by Caleb Deschanel. show more

  • July 17, 2011 shygirltb
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    i absolutly love this movie i watch it everyday freddie highmore is a terrific actor

  • November 21, 2010 mirandaEidson
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    this movie was awesome i loved hogsquel he was so funny everytime he saw a bird!! :)

  • June 30, 2008 Jav4292
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    Little scary for young children. But a little young for adults. It really was not too bad not something I would buy.

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