63

Chicago Tribune

At its best, The Seeker is a pretty vivid fantasy book come-to-life; it does a decent, passable job of adding to the canon of kid-lit flicks.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This is a reasonable choice for bored tweens - as long as they don't demand too much magic from their movies.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Whether you fully embrace the Harry Potter phenomenon or simply live with it, there's no question that J. K. Rowling is an imaginative story-spinner. The trouble is that she has ruined the field for the legions of the second-rate.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

The film plods along without a lot of excitement or inspiration.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A mostly entertaining movie with built-in appeal to young audiences. The good news for parents is that it won't put them to sleep.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Starts out with promise but staggers under the weight of trying to take on too much. The tone is murky: The story attempts to blend adolescent angst with fantasy adventure, and the result is rather clunky.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Though stylishly produced, this clumsy parable will probably engender more boredom than sequels.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

A movie that should've been made shortly after its source material -- Susan Cooper's Newbery winner -- debuted in 1973. As is, it feels entirely too generic to work today.
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A kid unversed in other name-brand fantasy movies might go for The Seeker, but in 2007 it's redundant, a puttering Potter without wit and whimsy.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The producers - Fox Films and the usually reliable Walden Media - have tried to gin up the story for multiplex audiences. They've succeeded in making a movie for no audience at all.
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38 out of 100
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