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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie harks back to a time before state-of-the-art technology when writers and directors had to rely mostly on imagination. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Tim Robbins plays the working dad, and the movie misses him once he bails out early. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Jon Favreau, the actor-director who made the delightful family film "Elf," has a firm grip and a light touch with this material about bickering brothers who find a board game that zaps the family home into hyperspace. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Jon Favreau's adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's kid-lit adventure of the same name, more than fills the bill - though it's unlikely to draw anyone over the age of 11 (not counting baby-sitters). show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Favreau again delivers that rare beast -- a family film that even childless adults can enjoy. show more

  • 88
    Peter Debruge Miami Herald

    A wild buckle-up-and-blast-off adventure that plunges every corner of kids' favorite subject. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It works gloriously as space opera. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Will work better for younger viewers than older ones. There's not much plot to absorb and there's plenty of action, so this is the kind of spectacle that will appeal to those without long attention spans. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Zathura involves a lot of yelling, a lot of explosions and a lot of flying objects -- but what else would you expect from a movie that is, honestly for a change, intended for 10-year-old boys? show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The result is an odd mix of honesty and hokum that pilots a course toward greatness before settling into a somewhat lower orbit. show more

  • October 10, 2009 ci00000000024451
    Report This User

    I loved this movie so much and it was very cool

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