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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, 2004

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Directed by: Brad Silberling
Written by: Robert Gordon
Language:  English
Country:  USA, Germany
Runtime:  108 min
MPAA Rating:  PG
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The mood of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is stylized, offbeat, and exciting. The plot centers around an orphan, cons and scams, and young heroes. It features dark humor. It is an adventure, fantasy, and comedy movie. Stylistically, it features an all-star cast and includes a voice over. It takes place, at least partly, on an estate. It is based on a book. The movie is known for being a blockbuster, critically acclaimed, and an award winner. It is especially suggested for pre-teens and a family outing.

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Directed by Brad Siberling, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS follows the Baudelaire orphans--Violet... more

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Language: English
Country: USA, Germany
Release date: 17 December 2004
Runtime: 108 min

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Jim Carrey Jim Carrey As Count Olaf
Meryl Streep Meryl Streep As Aunt Josephine
Jude Law Jude Law As Lemony Snicket
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Newsweek
Pretty charming. Audiences may like it more than critics, but everyone should agree it's one of the most wickedly stylish movies of the year.
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Exceptionally clever, hilariously gloomy and bitingly subversive.
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Jim Carrey ruins the whole film
Starts out like a great movie, but the moment Jim Carrey steps into frame, the entire movie becomes centred aroud Jim's over acting.
30.October.2014 |  by: heala
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heala rated this title
Having never read any of the books, I enjoyed the movie quite a bit. I'm surprised that the movie incorporates three books from the series as not much actually happens in the movie. I'm glad that Jim Carrey's part in the movie was actually not as...
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24.January.2011 |  by: trustella
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trustella rated this title
As a children's film, I think Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is too dark, maybe even scary at some points. From an adult's point of view, the film looked like a Tim Burton movie, except it wasn't good. The visuals were great, but...
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09.October.2009 |  by: Ethan Clapham
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The story of intelligent, charming, but unlucky siblings Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire and their adventures in the big city after a house-fire leaves them orphaned. When the children are sent to live with distant relative, Count Olaf, they...
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07.October.2009 |  by: Petri33
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Petri33 rated this title
Somehow, they managed to make this uninteresting, or maybe even worse than uninteresting: bad. The kids are stockroom fluff, Carrey is uneven (is he playing the Grinch or the Mask or Danny Glover?), the script is tossed every which way so as to make...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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