City of Ember (2008)
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Critic Reviews for City of Ember
It's an unfortunate end to a promising movie.
Even if it occasionally goes off course, City of Ember provides audiences with a thought-provoking and family-friendly adventure.
A thrilling adventure tale and teen fantasy that is grounded in real concerns about who is managing the planet.
Though City of Ember is a bit hurried in execution, this first live-action film by director Gil Kenan has the subterranean feel of a dream being described.
Audience Reviews for City of Ember
An uninspiring tale that just limply moves on with no real conviction. seen much better familly dramas!
Gil Kenan's adaptation of Jeanne Duprau's book, City of Ember, leaves the occasional blackout.
It's a brief 90 minutes to reach its conclusion, and while this film is a quick draw because of that, the lack of extensive details really hurt in the second half. The first part of the story works well with the character and setting development; however, the pace ends up too fast for its own good by the time the ending comes around.
Despite classification in the fantasy genre, there isn't much reliance on effects. What's there is passable, but it's nice to watch a film like this without the overdose of CG.
Award winning acting cannot be found here, yet everyone gets by. Saoirse Ronan is actually a delight on screen with her lively personality.
City of Ember has its ups and downs, and with that said the positives outweigh the negatives, thus making it a recommendable picture.
It's a weird movie. But wasn't boring. Watchable.
City of Ember Quotes
|Mayor Cole:||Mayfleet! That's a name for a messenger! May your feet be fleet.|
|Doon Harrow:||What does this do?|
|Sul:||I don't know. That's not my job.|
|Lina Mayfleet:||If this is a potato, then I'm 16 and sexy.|