Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
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. Read full review
This is a reasonable choice for bored tweens - as long as they don't demand too much magic from their movies. Read full review
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. Read full review
The film plods along without a lot of excitement or inspiration. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
Though stylishly produced, this clumsy parable will probably engender more boredom than sequels. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
trying to cash in on the current craze for boy wizards
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