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").

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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

623 Ratings

623 Ratings

38% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 5.1/10
  • Fresh 54
  • Rotten 88

Critics Consensus: Heavy on cliches and light on charm, this kid-lit fantasy-adventure doesn't quite get off the ground.

9+ COMMON SENSE

Tween-targeted fantasy adaptation is no Harry Potter.

Information

Studio
New Line
Released
Copyright
© Copyright 2009 New Line Productions, Inc.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Spanish (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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