• The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Release Date: August 21st, 2013

DVD Release Date: December 3rd, 2013

PG-13 |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

In New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager named Clary Fray (Lily Collins) learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters -- half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother (Lena Headey) disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother's future.

Cast: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West

Director: Harald Zwart

Genres: Action , Fantasy

Production Co: Constantin Film International, Unique Features

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: 2010s , Melodramatic , Brooding , Rescue , Tense , Mother , Friend , New York City ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Though imaginatively directed by Harald Zwart, Mortal Instruments, which is adapted from Cassandra Clare's YA novels, is marred by significant flaws. show more

  • 25
    Laremy LegelFilm.com

    This is a story that has everything you’re looking for, provided that you’re looking for absolutely nothing. show more

  • 40
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Despite the overstuffed assortment of vampires, werewolves, warlocks and demons of all shapes and sizes, The Mortal Instruments seldom feels like anything more than a shameless, soulless knockoff. show more

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