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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Synopsis
Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from...
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Best book-to-film adaptation.

By dylangarroway17
I thought this was one of the best book to film adaptations. Yes there were a few things that were different, and things taken out, but it was great. It really was just a wonderful experience. It was...

Could Have Been Better

By MyMindStorm
I really liked the book series, so I went to the opening night of City of Bones. The plot moved too slow, the action seemed placed (not natural), and the actors didn’t do the book characters justice....

Great book - Bad Movie

By MovieGuyNJ
The book was fascinating. It's too bad they turned this into an MTV version. I take that back; Teen Wolf is much better than this. The one character in the book who is full of life, charisma and...

Not what I expected

By mrsblack1029
Granted movies cannot follow books exactly, however this one was so far off of key points it was difficult to watch. The only actors that portrayed the characters accurately were Robert Sheehan...

For fans only?

By mmmdaniel
City of Bones will satisfy fans of the series by Cassandra Clare, but might be a hard sell to newcomers. The casting was great--Jace and Clary have chemistry to spare, and Simon stole every scene he...


By ramirobia
Loved the dialogues,jace is everything like in the book, and despite people complaining about magnus amd valentine, I liked them. Really! Hell yeah,valentine looked like a hippie but he was still as...

Director never read the book

By stephaniesadowsky
The first part of the movie went along with the book. But I wondered how anyone could follow it if he/she hadn't read it. The second part was all over the place. Completely scattered story and I...


By amtj2008
I have read the first 3 books in the immortal instruments series and I thought maybe introducing it in another medium would help. Sadly, that is not the case, in fact the movie does a better job of...

City of Bones

By kadydid2666
The movie was great, yes it did cram a lot of info into the allotted time frame, but it was either that or put it out as a mini series...that would have been good, I wouldn't have complained. I like...

Of course the book is better

By MsBitterheart
But yeah... as movie adaptations go, I can live with this. Jamie Campbell Bower is not my Jace, and there were a few other minor/major changes (Simon is never a mouse!), but I can accept them and...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Teen-friendly fantasy romance doesn't live up to the book.
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