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At Theaters: 1/23/2009 On Video: 6/23/2009
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 45 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 529990
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Mortimer “Mo” Folchart and his daughter, Meggie, battle the evil forces of a fictional world—forces Mo himself inadvertently called forth from the pages of a fantastical story by reading it aloud.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Fantasy Adventure - This is a fantasy-adventure for the whole family, particularly older pre-teens/younger teens and their parents. Fans of Brendan Fraser's more action-oriented films may be a bit disappointed.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Brendan Fraser THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR
Paul Bettany THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, THE DAVINCI CODE
Helen Mirren NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS, THE QUEEN
Jim Broadbent HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Andy Serkis FLUSHED AWAY, ALEX RIDER: OPERATION STORMBREAKER
Eliza Hope Bennett NANNY MCPHEE
Rafi Gavron NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST
Director: Iain Softley THE SKELETON KEY, K-PAX, THE WINGS OF THE DOVE
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Some hits/struggles.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Brief alcohol.
ACTION: Chases and fights.
COMEDY: Cute kid humor; animal humor; wisecracks.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average Inkheart looks good and is well acted but, in the end, it left me indifferent.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average Not realizing that 'Inkheart' is based on a famous fantasy novel, I had the foolish hope the movie might be about books. No luck. Wait till you hear what it's about.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average Much is made of the magic of literature in Inkheart, but the joys of losing yourself in reading are undermined by the movie's barrage of special effects and a convoluted plot.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 49 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
8
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
4
High
75%
13-19Teens (F)
9
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
1
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
8
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
17
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 49 moviegoers:
CHILDREN: They loved "Inkheart.”
TEENS: Both the males and females enjoyed "Inkheart” very much. Just a few were somewhat disappointed.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: There were only a few but they loved it.
ADULTS: A little better than half of the males loved "Inkheart.” Most of the remaining males only rated it as "Good/Average,” which is a bit disappointing. The ladies enjoyed it more with three-quarters rating it very high and the rest rating it "Good/Average.” "Inkheart” is a very good, but not quite great, movie.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Mortimer "Mo” Folchart (Brendan Fraser) and his 12-year-old daughter, Meggie (Eliza Hope Bennett), share a passion for books. What they also share is an extraordinary gift for bringing characters from books to life when they read aloud. But there is a danger: when a character is brought to life from a book, a real person disappears into its pages.

On one of their trips to a secondhand book shop, Mo hears voices he hasn't heard for years, and when he locates the book they're coming from, it sends a shiver up his spine. It's Inkheart, a book filled with illustrations of medieval castles and strange creatures—a book he's been searching for since Meggie was three years old, when her mother, Resa (Sienna Guillory), vanished into its mystical world.

But Mo's plan to use the book to find and rescue Resa is thwarted when Capricorn (Andy Serkis), the evil villain of Inkheart, kidnaps Meggie and, discovering she has inherited her father's gift, demands that she bring his most powerful ally to life—the Shadow. Determined to rescue his daughter and send the fictional characters back where they belong, Mo assembles a small group of friends and family—some from the real world, some from the pages of books—and embarks on a daring and perilous journey to set things right.

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