• Released
  • February 16, 2007
  • PG , 1 hr 36 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 5,837 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Two youths create an imaginary world filled with magical beings. Based on the novel.

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Critic Ratings

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By James Berardinelli
This is easily the best family feature of the early year.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's like an After-School Special version of "Pan's Labyrinth ," and I actually mean that as a compliment.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Bridge to Terabithia the movie, like the book, is buckets-of-tears sad. Director Csupo and company manage to get that - the simple power of...
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Csupo needed two very gifted leads to do this beloved story justice, and found them in AnnaSophia Robb and Josh Hutcherson.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Bridge to Terabithia is a good movie, but it could become truly great with a director's cut that leaves the fantastic elements a little...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Elaborately mounted, expensively produced and filmed with style and empathy, it's an adaptation of Paterson's Newbery Medal-winning book...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The fantasy-adventure incorporates the novel's magical and emotional elements without overplaying either -- a balance that hasn't always...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
For a movie about the power of imagination, Bridge to Terabithia is not as clever as you would hope.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

The movie -- which never decides if it's a fantasy or coming-of-age story -- spends a lot of time away from Terabithia; that also leaches...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Though the first-time director, Gabor Csupo, has achieved distinction as an animation artist, he lacks experience directing actors. The...
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Rated PG | For thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Beautiful lesson in friendship for young and old.
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