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Wasn't expecting them to cover the first 3 books in one but they did and they did a great job doing it. They chose the cast perfectly as well.
|8/10||hockeyfan99_19@ - 83 reviews|
1.3.2013 - age: 18-25
They made the right choice picking Jim Carrey to play Count Olaf. He was great. It's a shame that they can't cover the rest of the books though.
|7/10||erick_87_542@ - 102 reviews|
5.4.2012 - age: 18-25
Fantastic whether you read the books or not.
|10/10||christina_aphramx0x@ - first review|
27.12.2011 - age: 18-25
Friggin' stupid, I slept right threw it!
|1/10||connorhw1@ - 410 reviews|
3.11.2011 - age: 1-12
This was a very interesting movie. Very well done and perfect casting. I wonder if there is gonna be another one.
|8/10||shazjoao@ - 1726 reviews|
3.10.2011 - age: 36-49
[ATTENTION: This review reveals content of the movie.]
I recently viewed the film “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and must admit I never saw the sycromystic elements from the last time I watched it in the theatre, but certainly it is overtly covert or covertly overt, whichever it is, I can assure you there is this theme and a message to all who are keen enough to have seen this the first time or the second time for that matter. The movie Brad Gordon’s screen screenplay based on “The Bad Beginning The Reptile Room and The Wide Window” by Lemony Snicket’s, proves to be an allegory to our unwitting world where the Baudelaire Children are the conspiracy theorist following the trail of the previous generations’ conspiracy theorist, namely their parents and some other characters they are entrusted to. The Baudelaire children, being children are ignored by the adult’s in their attempts to reveal Count Olaf’s many true identities and acts. Even the Judge that eventually marries Violet to Olaf is taken back by her unwitting participation in the dastardly scheme. Much like the ever-present role our constabulary and lawmakers in this world, always seeming to fail at keeping the children and their birthright safe from the powers that be. Count Olaf is the dark side and his goal is to usurp the children’s inheritance. Our meta-narrative inheritance in our world would be humanity to use up the earth and to completely consume our inheritance for nothing. This sentiment follows back to the children’s story where Count Olaf intends to use the children’s money to refurbish and repair a decrepit old house and enslave the children in servitude maintaining his status quo. The epilogue to the movie counts there are people in the world that only know of stories with cheerful elves and twittering birds and others who know there is a mystery to be solved and are comforted in taking care to write down evidence of events that are afoot. However, that this is a story of the Baudelaire children knowing there is always something to take comfort in making a sanctuary. The Epilogue is just that of hope, despite the rigors of the first steps in a journey ahead; with kindness, bravery and selflessness. Three types of people in the world is very true.
|8/10||pml008@ - 22 reviews|
23.3.2011 - age: 36-49
Jim Carrey is awesome as usual. However the story was a bit different from the books and some of the scenes were a bit weird. This movie has by far the best closing credits I've ever seen in a movie.
|7/10||devan_777@ - 58 reviews|
1.7.2009 - age: 13-17
It was an okay movie. Funny the first few times... the books are wayyy better.
|6/10||singlikethebirds@ - 2 reviews|
9.12.2008 - age: 13-17
I loved this movie, it wad almost like the book! :) Really funny, and sad.
|10/10||sophie123@ - 28 reviews|
20.5.2008 - age: 1-12
This movie was terrible the acting was good but they didnt use anything from the books. A big disappointment.
|2/10||ninecupcakes@ - 3 reviews|
4.3.2008 - age: 1-12
I have read the book (just the three series that are shown in the movie) and I liked it. I think the movie itself is even better than the book. (-*(
|10/10||transmetaleric@ - first review|
2.3.2008 - age: 13-17
I just saw this movie for the first time over Christmas 2007 and I was hugely impressed! What a funny and visually brilliant movie. The two kids are fantastic actors and Jim Carey shows just how brilliant he is. Great cameos from Billy Connolly (my favourite comedian)and Meryl Streep put the cherry on top. How anybody could give this show a bad rating is beyond me.
|9/10||jakatta70@ - 89 reviews|
8.1.2008 - age: 26-35
Worst movie ever... the book was 10 times better the book compared to the movie was out of of context... they miss out on a lot of scenes and they distort an arrangement of scenes... and worst of all they foreshadow whats going to happen in the last of the books when it's the first three books, who ever produced movie really killed the spirit of this Lemony Snicket Classic, Jim Carey was a terrible mistake, Count Olaf was nothing like what he was portrayed to be in the movie he is a dark creepy character who kills people, Terrible Acting.
|1/10||tony_armiento@ - 16 reviews|
27.12.2007 - age: 13-17
If you're a fan of the books, the movie follows very closely.
|6/10||btschritter@ - 10 reviews|
Books awesome, movie awesome. Jim Carrey was fabulously creepy in the movie and klaus is hot. Sunny was adorable and violet is a good actress.
|9/10||princess_babychick@ - 4 reviews|
24.10.2006 - age: 13-17
Like other veiwers I to beleive the movie was not as good as the book but when are movies ever I myself enjoy reading this series I cannot wait to see if another movie comes out!!!
|7/10||turtle_love10@ - first review|
19.8.2006 - age: 13-17
The captured the essence of the first three books exceptionally well. The casting was great - Jim Carrey's whole was leading up to this part. I hope they do make more in the series; my kids and I have read them all, and we're waiting for the next installment.
|9/10||cinegortai@ - 35 reviews|
11.7.2006 - age: 36-49
I love it's funny [...]!! I still dont get some parts but I still love it!!!
|10/10||cakes09fort@ - first review|
5.5.2006 - age: 1-12
They better make the sequal. Using the 4th, 5th, and 6th book, as the story line. Like they did in the first movie.
|10/10||sweet_tooth_8@ - first review|
25.2.2006 - age: 13-17
Unfortunate a word which means regrettable, unluckily and disastrous, a word that has been put into the title of Lemony Snickets series of books. Anyone who has read the books knows that the word unfortunate in the title does not mean that the books are regrettable to read, but that the events that occur to the three Baudelaire orphans are very unfortunate and sad. Although, in the case of this movie, the word unfortunate should be considered for the film itself. After coming out of the theatre you will regret watching it, feel very unlucky that you spend 9$ on the ticket and try to think of any other movie that you have seen which was as disastrous as this. Albeit Jim Carreys usual laugh out loud gestures and expressions the visual effects were non comparable to films we are used to in todays technology, such as Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. The movie is made up of the three first Lemony Snicket books, The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room and The Wide Window. The story tells about the miserable adventures the three Baudelaire children go through after their parents perish in a fire, and an evil relative they have never met, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), jumps in as their guardian, eager to get his hands on their large fortune. In the movie's opening scene the narrator, Lemony Snicket (voiced by the extremely charming Jude Law) advises that, "It's not too late to see a film about a happy little elf, " You may only realize at the end of watching the movie that the advise was not such a bad idea! What has made this movie not even close to being as good as the books, is that it did not stay true to the spirit of the novels. Everything that took place in the series of books were very gloomy, contraire to the movie, where everything and everyone were much too bright. This is just but the first movie of the series of films which will be released, and hopefully the director (Brad Silberling) will re-read all 11 of Lemony Snickets books and try his best to make the rest of movies so good that they can actually be a little bit as enjoyable as the books.
|2/10||lil_disney_queen@ - first review|
17.1.2006 - age: 13-17
Could have been better but it was pretty funny the weird thing is that half the people who gave thgis movie a 10 onhly liked it cuz of Liam whats his name not even a quarter as good as the books but still an ok movie.
|6/10||alienbutthead@ - first review|
22.8.2005 - age: 13-17
My nephew was excited about bringing me to this movie even though he had seen it once already. He reads the books. I couldnt help but have some of his enthusiasm rub off on me. Jim Carey pulled off another great performance.
|8/10||cliffa@ - 213 reviews|
26.6.2005 - age: 36-49
I couldn't help falling asleep several times during the movie. I woke up only to get my monies worth. I felt unsatisfied with the whole series thing where you don't get the full story and you have to wait years for the sequels. Jim Carey should just be a funny guy and not a bad guy. They shouldn't spoil my view of him.
|5/10||t_bignell@ - 2 reviews|
24.4.2005 - age: 18-25
Liam Aiken (Klaus Baudelaire) is the hottest guy alive and is an awesome actor!!! I loved the movie and I will go see it for a third time in the movie theater!!! Go see it!! I loved it!! Its an AWESOME movie!!!
|10/10||i_luv_liam_aiken82@ - first review|
16.4.2005 - age: 1-12
It's a great movie at has lotts of exciting parts! I'd definitely recamend it. If you haven't seen it now go see it well it's still on! You'll love it! I promise you won't regret seeing it. It's a really funny movie and it's fun to wach! Go see it right now!
|10/10||alongi@ - 4 reviews|
3.4.2005 - age: 1-12
It's totally different from the book, only containing the main ideas. The actors were kinda... weird? The characters were quite different, too... I support for the books.
|3/10||potatotoe@ - 2 reviews|
1.4.2005 - age: 13-17
This was amazing! I love Jim Carrey and he did awesome. He makes you laugh at parts but yeah. U must c it. I would rather c it in the theatres but im buying it when it comes out. Dont miss it!
|10/10||hop_hop_tigger@ - 6 reviews|
30.3.2005 - age: 13-17
I give it a ten because it was created a lot of suspense!!
|10/10||shakil_123@ - first review|
30.3.2005 - age: 13-17
One word describes it amazing!!!
|9/10||nouline83_@ - first review|
23.3.2005 - age: 18-25
This movie is for those that didn't read the books and I tought that it sucked.
|5/10||superviktor@ - first review|
21.3.2005 - age: 1-12
It was the best film iv'e seen for a long time.
|10/10||sophiea@ - first review|
7.3.2005 - age: 1-12
(ATTN this review holds the TRUTH) ok, for those of you that have read the books and enjoyed them you must agreee with me on this. The set was great, but Jim Carrey overacted yet again. His performance as Count Olaf was more of the funny figure then an evil man. He used weird face expressions and had an awful voice. Soemtimes Jim we don't want to see your same old acting. The children were not the greatest cast either. The baby was cute, but Klaus is supposed to be very smart looking and he looked like an everyday average joe! Violet was lovely, but I feel she needs to work on her skills. Jamming several books in one movie doesn't work, muddled scenes and made up plots ruined the film. After seeing this movie I fear the big screens at the theaters, and I hope to God that there isn't a sequal to this mess. I suggest you get down on your knees and pray too.
|1/10||shmurfy@ - 2 reviews|
2.3.2005 - age: 13-17
Please, the 1$ spent at Ciméma Dollar, was not a good investement.
|4/10||sdeshaies1975@ - 3 reviews|
28.2.2005 - age: 26-35
I don't care what everyone else thinks - I liked it! A dark fantasy movie for kids, along the lines of the City of Lost Children. Jim Carrey wasn't as obnoxious as usual, but still overplayed.. I don't think he can help it. Meryl Streep was perfectly cast. The kids were great!
|7/10||ebickell@ - 76 reviews|
27.2.2005 - age: 26-35
What an unbeliebable piece of garbage. You really expect, when the kids are introduced, that maybe just maybe they will escape from some nerve wracking misadventure using their skills, but this never happens. The misadventures? Come ON! I have to agree with the reviewer who said it was an honest attempt at something... but that something fails to materialize.
|3/10||dannyshyan@ - 7 reviews|
26.2.2005 - age: 36-49
This movie had a few good moments... it was an honest attempt at _something_... but it actually was depressing and unpleasant. It was like one of the Addams Family movies, only without the humour. Any kid who sees this movie may need therapy... any kid who _likes_ this movie definitely needs therapy already.
|3/10||dtander@ - 131 reviews|
23.2.2005 - age: 50+
This was the worst movie I have ever seen in a theatre. The only movie that possibly comes close is the Cat in the Hat but at least I saw that one at home and could turn it off. Jim Carrey's career is over. [...]
|1/10||rodneyw@ - first review|
19.2.2005 - age: 36-49
Wow. I was expecting a lot out of this movie and I got more. Great acting... the children totally steal the show which is hard to do when Jim Carrey is around.
|10/10||ethan@ - 16 reviews|
3.2.2005 - age: 26-35
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a wonderful movie it's a really good movie [...]
|8/10||hifromkaitlyn@ - 3 reviews|
1.2.2005 - age: 1-12
This is by far the worst movie I have ever seen and Jim Carry is a teribble acter, he makes the part to much of a joke.
|1/10||tv_watching_pig@ - first review|
1.2.2005 - age: 13-17
Loved it. Jim Carrey was "great".
|10/10||ryanuppal123@ - 5 reviews|
30.1.2005 - age: 13-17
It was a bretty good movie Jim Carrey was really good it was cool when he changed disguises good movie.
|8/10||mthayer@ - 2 reviews|
28.1.2005 - age: 13-17
I've read all the books up to 11 and waiting for 12 and 13 to come out! But I thought the movie was really good!! I really can't wait for the sequels! Liam is so hott and they are all good actors! The reason I only gave it a 9 instead of a 10 was because they went to quick through each book! Its so great tho how they made the book come to life!
|9/10||seventeen_sweetie@ - first review|
27.1.2005 - age: 13-17
I think this film is excellent you have to see it.
|10/10||laulhere.chitto@ - first review|
27.1.2005 - age: 13-17
My children (6 & 9 yrs) loved this movie! And I loved Jim Carrey he is the ultimate best! Great movie, and good for children to learn that they have it great compared to some other children in the world!!
|10/10||theshaznit@ - 3 reviews|
26.1.2005 - age: 26-35
Was a fantastic movie and the best I have ever seen.
|10/10||wereits@ - first review|
23.1.2005 - age: 1-12
This movie displays very well what the series of books intended on showing. The actors were brilliant in this, mainly Emily Browning, Liam Aiken and especially Jim Carrey who played Count Olaf very well. Great movie to see with just about anyone.
|9/10||cosmic_ocean_wings@ - first review|
23.1.2005 - age: 13-17
It was a really good movie, alot of detail! It really brings in alot of imagination from the book and from Lemony Snicket's imagination. I think that anyone would probably love it! It is a must see, alot of things happened in this movie that you wouldn't expect to see in most movies! Go see it now!
|9/10||misty_cat4@ - 7 reviews|
23.1.2005 - age: 1-12
Jim Carrey was good as Count Olaf. But they skipped to fast from book to book. The actors were really good but the story line wasn't. That is why I give it a three.
|3/10||gnwalton@ - 4 reviews|
22.1.2005 - age: 13-17
I thought that the movie was wonderous and brilliant. I have not read the booksand thought the film was highly recomendable, my brother, on the other hand, had himself read the books and was very disapointed in the film in comparison to the books.
|10/10||emily.axford@ - first review|
22.1.2005 - age: 1-12
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