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The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Their world is closer than you think.
  • Anything Harry can do, I can do better...

Based on the popular children's series of books, the first movie in the franchise introduces us to the two twins and their older sister, who have recently moved with their divorced mom into a very old abandoned family home. One of the twins discovers an old book, and, ignoring warnings, opens it and begins to read. This action causes the mysterious creatures living in the house and surrounding woods to be attracted and visible, leading the siblings into adventure and danger.


100 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Violence)
Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller.

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Credits
Cast
Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn, voices of Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen
Director
Mark Waters
ScreenplayKarey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, John Sayles, based on the books by Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black
MusicJames Horner
CinematographyCaleb Deschanel
EditingMichael Kahn
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS, Sonics-DDP
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2008
Produced byThe Kennedy/Marshall Company, Nickelodeon Movies, Spiderwick Productions, Gotham Group, Mark Canton Productions

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
Trailer: Small | Medium | Large

FPB Report (SA)
GenreFantasy, adventure
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild low impact fantasy violence, psychological threat
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsWarning: Low impact psychological threat — parental advisement and mature accompaniment required.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith quote icon 15
Cape TimesCarino Chocano quote icon 10
iAfrica.comRebekah Kendal quote icon 15
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge15
24.comIvan Sadler quote icon 10
International Media
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert quote icon 18
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli quote icon 15
ScreenIt (USA) quote icon 12
Metacritic.com30 critics12
RottenTomatoes.com111 critics13
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 16
IMDB2650 Netizens quote icon 14
Average .. 69%14


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