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Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events

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Brad Silberling

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About the Movie

Dear Viewer, If you enjoy movies filled with singing rabbits, exploding spaceships, or cheerleaders, you are looking at the wrong film entirely. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved leeches, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an impostor named Jude Law. The only things that could make such a spectacle more upsetting are special features, such as commentary by me or outtakes involving nervous laughter. I am bound to continue my research into the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, but you are free to seek lighter fare, like blue cheese fondue. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 161
  • Fresh: 115
  • Rotten: 46
  • Average Rating: 6.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: As it ticks by, laboriously, it leaves you feeling that you should be enjoying it more than you are. – Stephanie Zacharek,, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Carrey finds his perfect role in Count Olaf. – Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The visuals are dark and ominous without getting totally terrifying -- the characters feel real, but their environment is off-kilter enough to remind you that this world is one of imagination. – Jennifer Frey, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Episodic but entertaining. – Hank Sartin, Chicago Reader, Nov 15, 2011

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Customer Reviews


This is one of my all time favorite films the screenplay is amazing the kids' acting is really good and you won't stop being interested the whole way through- a must see

The best series ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my goodness I can't even describe how much I love the series I'm on the eleventh book omg again I love Lemony Snicket 😘 so much his work is beautiful amazing so talented I just can't believe how great the books are what happens to isidora and Duncan how do the bailduaires turn out my goodness it's so nerve wreaking ahhhhh I love you Lemony!!!!
With all do respect Kenzie

So amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This movie is amazing, it's funny, nerve wreaking, and the actors are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jim Carey is awesome as Count Olaf. The kids are very good too!!!! Sunny is so adorable!!!!! I love the series! I'm on the fourth book and the books just keep getting better and better!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think Lemony Snicket is an amazing writer! All I can say other than that is I love the movie and books!

Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2004

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