Inkheart

2008 • 106 minutes
4.3
713 reviews
38%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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Ten-year-old Meggie's father, Mo Silvertongue (played by Brendan Fraser -- the "Mummy" franchise, "Journey to the Center of the Earth"), has a wonderful talent: When he reads aloud, the characters literally come to life, an ability he discovered when several terrible creatures sprang to life while he read from the story Inkheart. Silvertongue not only read several wicked characters out of the book, but he also read her mother in! He has been struggling to bring her mother back -- and now the evil Capricorn (Golden Globe-nominee Andy Serkis - "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "King Kong") plans to find a way to steal this amazing power for his own dark plans. Also starring, Paul Bettany ("A Beautiful Mind," "Firewall"), Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Jim Broadbent ("Iris," TV's "Longford"), Eliza Bennett ("Nanny McPhee," "The Prince and Me") and Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen," TV's "Elizabeth I"). MPAA Rating: PG Inkheart © 2007 Internationale Filmproduktion Blackbird Erste GmbH& Co. KG. TM New Line Productions, Inc. Package Design & Supplementary Material Compilation © 2009 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Rating
PG
4.3
713 reviews
Megan E
February 15, 2016
It's a good movie if you don't plan on reading the book. The book was my favorite back when I was 12, I'd fallen in love with Inkheart and Inkspell and couldn't wait for Inkdeath to come out. This movie is not like the book. The setting is different, they took a lot out and added a lot in, and changed the setting. I watched it with my younger sisters, the older one had no interest but the younger one loved it. She's reading the book now and loves it a lot more than the movie.
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Linda Emmart
July 3, 2019
I watched this a long while ago and fell in love with it. Brendan Frasier is great. But the story becomes bogged down with silly criminals and goings on. I wish it was more like the book or at least not so focused on stupid comedy. The premise of words coming to life is fascinating but this story makes it appear stupid.
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Jinxglow
September 2, 2016
This movie isn't really like the book. Not saying it's bad because of that, but that it didn't have as much potential. I enjoyed watching it, but some times, I just lost it a got completely borde. For these reasons, I would only watch it if you didn't read the books.
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