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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 ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 25 )
  • A mostly superb cast, superior special effects, a sparkling musical score and a fantasy-filled plot . show more

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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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