The Seeker: The Dark is Rising Synopsis
A boy discovers he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who fight the forces of evil.
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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...
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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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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...
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The Hollywood Reporter

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

By Ken Fox
Though stylishly produced, this clumsy parable will probably engender more boredom than sequels.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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They've Destroyed the Beauty of the Book

By BethCY
If you really want something festive, go read the series. While some changes are nice when bringing it to the big screen, there was no need to butcher the books. Harry Potter managed to pretty much...

A young teen's persepctive

By deangelobeth
From the perspective of a young teen, it was good. Having read the book, it was pretty much like the book, but added items of interest for the audience like romance. Wasn't too far off the mark...

The seeker

By danphoebe
Looks like a great movie...

Go See It!

By snoee77
This movie is going to be great! It is a battle between dark vs. light that is totally kid appropriate and entertaining for people of all ages as well. If you have kids, GO SEE IT! If you don't...

By caleb_wagner

go away!!!

By tweet222

Had a great time with my daughter!

By Jim Lawson
I really enjoyed the movie. It kept moving and was not at all dissapointing as some reviews I've read. I felt that it was well acted and and interesting storyline. I would spend the money to see...


By MemphisBelle17
The problem with the book THE DARK IS RISING is that the descriptions of all the bizarre space/time bending as well as all the action are so vague that it's impossible to conjure a mental picture of...

From a young boy's perspective

By Oddmovies2
This is a review by my 9 year old son: "It was outstanding! If you like action, you will love this movie! It has good acting, great graphics, and an interesting storyline. This movie makes you...

See This - Have your eyes bleed

WARNING: Epelepsy at end!!! Flashes of random light from unknown sources! On the other hand...someone help me find the plot! I think it fell into the blackhole that is this movie and got consumed......

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Rated PG | For fantasy action and some scary images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Disappointing adaptation of a great kids' book.
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