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Common Sense Media says

Fast-paced fantasy has lots of tense moments.

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Teen, 15 years old Written by.va May 22, 2010
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11
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Nothing compared to the book

As someone who read the book before watching the movie, it was terrible. More fairly, the acting and effects were underwhelming and sometimes looked out of place. Themes of doom and gigantic moles may be inappropriate for younger children. Kind of ruins the story. Do yourself a favour and watch a different move and read the City of Ember book, it is much better.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 12 years old December 15, 2009
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8
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b-ba-ba... BORING!

when i saw this movie it was mostly very boring and a dissapointment.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent of a 7 and 10 year old Written bylukestar July 18, 2009
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8
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My seven year old had some trouble with the whole premise of the city itself. I think the idea of living underground and running out of power frightened him. The mole was pretty scary too.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 9 years old July 8, 2009
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7
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not.......

not as good as it seems
Teen, 17 years old Written bycullengirl88 July 7, 2009
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8
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Boring!

This movie was horrible. The acting was all over the place and the special effects were very fake looking. Don't waste your money.
Parent of a 2, 3, 4, 11, 11, and 15 year old Written bylover4 June 2, 2009
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5
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you need less violence

awsome i'm only 4 and i love it !!!!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byxotitanicox May 4, 2009
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6
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Really Bad

I disliked this movie. Not a big-budget, obviously (if you've seen it) but the actual acting and storyline is bad and gets worse as the movie progresses. Don't watch this, go see The Cronicals of Narnia instead.
Adult Written bywonder dove March 11, 2009
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10
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Loved every bit of it!

I thought it was so great that I had to watch it twice, in the same week! Good action, good graphics, superb acting and nice story. It definitely has it's mystery side! I would recommend kids 10 and up, only because it's a movie that may not appeal to younger ones.

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