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Iain Softley

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About the Movie

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").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 142
  • Fresh: 54
  • Rotten: 88
  • Average Rating: 5.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Over and over again, characters in Inkheart wax eloquent on the power of books. But there's nothing in the movie as haunting or as compelling as the sound they make when they speak for themselves. – Stephanie Zacharek,, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Seemingly intended as a celebration of the power of books, it's an occasionally incoherent, sleep-inducing picture that reduces narrative to mere mechanics. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: A flea market of fairy tales and hocus-pocus, Inkheart makes as much sense as an inkblot. – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The aesthetics of Inkheart are part of what make it such a surprisingly enjoyable experience to watch. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, May 7, 2009

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Customer Reviews

Great and really funny!

I really like this movie and I'm the first reviewer!

Great but a few problems

O my goodness!!!! this is one of the best movies ever!!!!!!! I can't wait for May 5!!! I have the date on my desktop!!! The best part of this movie is the effects, the Shadow was awesome!!!! It was exactically how I imagined it! The worst part though was the ending...I'm sorry but Dustfinger should not have gone home, and Meggie's mom should not have gotten her voice back. If you are going to make a movie off a book, you should try and make it as accurate as possible and they kind of messed up at the end. All in all I highly recommend this movie!!! Just read the book first...

The Best Movie ever

i love this movie it is awsome and now i have to go read the book. hopefully it's just as good as the movie. dustfingers is my favorite character. IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THIS MOVIE YOU SHOULD IT'S AWSOME.

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