Charlotte's Web (2006) Synopsis
Charlotte and Wilbur the pig come together to save Wilbur from becoming dinner.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
There's an edge to this exemplary family movie, just as there is in the story.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The endearingly enduring 1952 E.B. White novel about friendship and salvation, has been turned into a beautifully rendered motion picture...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
What hooks you from the start is Dakota Fanning's unfussy passion as Fern.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Kids should enjoy the comic performances of the animals, and adults will appreciate the film's gentle poignancy, powerful enough to induce...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Now, about the spider. Julia Roberts voices Charlotte in a way that suggests ... not much, I'm afraid. She may be a genuine movie star and...
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
No, it isn't as magically enchanting as the 1952 children's classic by E.B. White, any more than a museum-shop print of La Giaconda is as...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Charlotte's Web has all the requisite elements that a family film needs to succeed and endure: humor, drama, pathos, and an emotionally...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A perfectly lovely, if uninspired, movie that suffers from following on the trotters of "Babe," the one about the piglet advocate of...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Indeed, woe be to the child who doesn't mist up at this movie, since it's been made if not with zip, wit, or imagination, then at least...
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
What it is, to borrow a word from the ever-eloquent spider Charlotte, is average. Don't misunderstand: While never quite enchanting, this...
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Good family film

By moss
Great, uplifting movie. My 7-year-old enjoyed it. My 4-year-old so-so. My 2 1/2-year-old lasted about 45 minutes. Maybe a little slow for the younger folks. Very wholesome movie which is refreshing....

So cute!!!!

By pulpfiction007
This movie was so cute and so sad at the same time. Wonderful....

I love this movie !!!

By movie_brat
This movie was great!! I took my children to see this movie (4,8& 11) I am the only one who came out in tears and i knew how it was going to end ! :0) My children also loved the movie. I will buy this...

Warm Fuzzy movie

By pippibp01
You probably already know the story.... but it is retold well. Happy fuzzy flick. Kids loved it I teared up. Sweet friendship story....

Great computerized special effects for the whole family, but story line could have been better.

By TandL
The original cartoon version story line is WAY better at getting the viewers to FEEL the movie, but we did enjoy it, especially the way the computers make the talking animals look so real....

Great Movie!

By pattilreed
My kids thoroughly enjoyed the characters, settings, and of course, the story line. Entertaining all over again for parents. Although we swore Avery was her boyfriend, not her brother in the...

Charlotte's Web

By coachtoml
Very cute movie. The kids enjoyed it very much....

Great Family Movie

By richfra123
All ages will enjoy this movie. Our whole family really liked it. Charlotte dying was sad but my little girl still loved it....

One of the best movies out this year

By daniellesmartin
I (23/f) really liked this movie, as did my husband (29/m) and my little brother (9/m). We originally went for my little brother and were pleasantly suprised at how much we liked it. I really did...

Better than a Cartoon!

By Pelican
This "live" version is lovely - my family and I enjoyed it very much. I grew up with Paul Lynde as Templeton the Rat, and only Steve Buscemi could possibly surpass the nasty fun of his animated...

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Rated G
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 5+ Enchanting take on a beloved children's classic.
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