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Stranger Than Fiction

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Marc Forster

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About the Movie

Will Ferrell stars as Harold Crick, a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life. With the help of Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman), Harold discovers he's the main character in a novel-in-progress and that the voice belongs to Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson), an eccentric author famous for killing her main characters in creative ways. Harold must quickly track down Eiffel and stop her before she conjures up a way to finish him off.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 173
  • Fresh: 125
  • Rotten: 48
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It doesn't coast on its premise but follows where it leads, which is into some serious territory. What might have been a joke with a tagged-on sentimental ending becomes instead a sensitive movie that affirms the value of life. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 11, 2006

Fresh: It has a nifty premise and outstanding performances from Ferrell, as the protagonist-in-progress, and Emma Thompson, as his blocked creator. – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A film well worth seeing and savoring. – Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: It seems like the screenwriter may have suffered a shortage of ideas and remedied the problem by watching Charlie Kaufman films. – Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Has its funny moments.

Saw this on Crackle , pretty much a good movie.

Excellent flick

Clever writing, brilliant acting- even though I'm not a big fan of Will. He won me over in this. Emma Thompson could have carried this movie, but luckily she didn't have to.

It’s my favorite movie

Of them all. And I like a lot of movies. It’s subtle, it’s charming, it’s fun. And I love it.

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