Bridge to Terabithia Synopsis
Two youths create an imaginary world filled with magical beings. Based on the novel.
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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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By wowmantan
This movie is amazing, it shows how friendship can survive in even the most odd conditions. It also depicts the relationship between two children and the things that happen to them. The screen play...

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By Fete
If I had know that girl was gonna die, I would have never seen this movie. It took everything in me to hold back the tears and keep my 5 year old from breaking down!...

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By moviebuff56
great movie for children and adults. My husband and I enjoyed it. It is a must go see. It is nice to see a movie without all the shooting and cursing going on....

Good God this movie Sucked.

By filmwatcher42
This is up there with the all time worst kids movies ever made. The drawn out church scene where the girl character has to wear a dress nearly made me retch. The animation parts seem to have...

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By one2see
This is a wonderful movie both for adults and kids of all ages. It teaches a lesson that is difficult to teach = When you 'loose' someone out of your life, you must 'take them with you' as you...

loved the movie!! not so much for younger kids.

By penguin_loverx33
i loved this movie!! the only parts i would say should be removed were whenever leslie and jess were leaving church and leslie starts talking about people going to hell. also when leslie dies jess...

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By flix4kix_ratingPics
I had someone from each generation with me to see this movie, a 10 year old, a 19 year old and myself 40's. I think the real problem was we were expecting something in the lines of the Witch and the...

An okay movie

By AnutChelle
A sweet movie. Didn't read the reviews first, so was unprepared for the need of tissues. Overall, my 13 year old niece enjoyed the movie, but my 12 year old son thought it was just okay. I was...

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Rated PG | For thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Beautiful lesson in friendship for young and old.
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