Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Synopsis
Three orphan children must protect their inheritance from an evil count.
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Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Exceptionally clever, hilariously gloomy and bitingly subversive.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A pessimistic chronicle that even optimistic 8-year-olds can love.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film's no masterpiece, but at least you're in the hands of people who know what they're doing.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
A work of wonderfully sinister fantasy. Director Brad Silberling is always mindful of his kiddie audience -- the movie is never even...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Much credit for this delightfully morose children's film must go to director Brad Silberling's careful orchestration. Please note, in the...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A series of unfortunate events occurred during the making of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and they all had to do with...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A visually arresting and entertaining romp, but it lacks some of the sardonic humor of the popular children's books on which the movie is...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Devolves into a repetitive comedy that squanders a hugely talented cast.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Isn't nearly as cheerily unpleasant as it ought to be.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Jim Carrey is the prime offender here. He's such an unseemly showoff that the movie keeps stopping in its tracks.
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Not Loyal to Snicket

By filmreal
As a fan of the books, I was really hyped up for this movie. Unfortunately, I was disappointed, as the credits should have read "Only Loosely Based on the Books by Lemony Snicket." Other than the...

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By Cool Movie Guy
This movie was kinda good. It was weird at the and and kinda unrealistic. Jim Carey played just too many characters. Rad...

Love the book Movie ehhh book best ever

By alyeeddington
Love the book I LOVE this book ! The movie is not the same at all!!!!!!! Red the book but see movie red book before u watch movie read books in order from 1 to 13 or shall I say 14 BEST BOOK SERIES...

Pretty Good

By Camdizzils
I liked it i thought that every part was casted perfectly and the characters were so believable. It's a great family movie....

Dark yet Kickin'

By MongrolMan
This was definately a darker kid's movie but I loved every character. I watched this and I don't remember seeing another movie done in such a fashion and it was refreshingly awesome....

My review Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

By jwelch5742
the movie had great makeups effects....

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By samyangor
I Give This Film 5 out of 5 the Best Movie should have win for Best Motion Picture i like you Like Jim Carry Your the Best Actor...

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events review

By Princess_and_the_Pea
interesting film for a rainy day. Just not one that I would pay to own....

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Rated PG | For thematic elements, scary situations and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 9+ Book's fans will enjoy, but too creepy for some.
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