Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Book adaptation has mild scares, friendship, adventure.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 7+

If You Love the Book, Run Far Away From This Movie!

They completely ruined this movie. The book is fantastic with lots of smart literature clues and puzzles. It was like reading a library version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Also, one of the most charming things about the book was the character development throughout it. The movie eliminates Haley quickly, who probably had the most heart warming change. The movie tossed aside character development and all the whimsy and mystery for a bad D list made for TV movie. If you read the book and loved it, run fast away from this movie. My daughter and I read it and were excited to celebrate finishing it by watching the movie. We spent the hour disappointed and had to force ourselves to finish.
age 9+

Possibly the worst book adaptation I've ever seen.

Don't watch this if you like the book. It makes no sense and is mostly just random nonsense for over an hour. My kids were ok with it but even they said it was nothing like the book. The author should not have let this movie happen.

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