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Film REVIEW: Inkheart (2008) - ★★★★★

Updated: Apr 23, 2023

Director: Iain Softley

Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire

Based on: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Stars: Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis, Eliza Hope Bennett, Rafi Gavron.

Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Themes: Minotaur, Rapunzel, Horror for Children

A teenage girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.

The film received mixed reviews from critics.


Sophie (Age 9) - ★★★★★

"A magical adventure for all book lovers about silvertongues who can read characters in and out books. My favourite character was Elinor played by Helen Mirren because she never gives up even after all her books are torn apart. I'd recommend this film for people who like reading adventure books and twisted tales."

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Like this? Try these!....

  1. Spirited Away (2001) - #8 - ★★★★★

  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) - #18 - ★★★★★

  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) - #70 - ★★★★★

  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) - #71 - ★★★★★

  5. Inside Out (2015) - #156 - ★★★★

  6. Jumanji (1995) - #193 - ★★★★

  7. Rise of the Guardians (2012) - #194 - ★★★★

  8. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) - #236 - ★★★★

  9. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) - #537 - ★★★

  10. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) - n/a

For a fantastic fantasy movie with ghosts and creatures check out the amazing Spirited Away. The Harry Potter movies is perfect family fare with a spooky side and also includes Jim Broadbent. Inside Out plays with memories and Jumanji has a board game rather than a magic book, similarly the Wreck-It Ralph movies is a similar concept but with video games.. The creative team behind the movie were also involved in Rise of the Guardians and Oz the Great and Powerful.

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