Atom User Reviews for The House With A Clock In Its Walls
took the kids to see this and they will most likely be having nightmares. what the trailers comes across as a cutsey movie about magic is actually kinda creepy, and more adult than expected.
I saw this movie yesterday and still don't know how I feel about it. Parts of it were very creepy including Jack Black's performance. The movie is reminiscent of Goosebumps. I did like Cate Blanchett's character as well as the little boy playing the nephew. The movie was extremely predictable but I will say there was some funny moments as well as some juvenile comedy. All in all it was ok. I would not recommend it for young children because it could cause nightmares.
It was good! My 12 year old who didn't want to go actually liked it a lot. Predictable as everyone has said, but hey, I'm an adult. My 7 year old was very scared though. She asked to sleep in my bed that night. It's pretty creepy.
Such a terrible terrible movie. Should NEVER have A PG rating. PG-13 at best. Big mistake taking my 10yr old to this! Disgusting movie! Hated it. Very misleading!
Don’t small kids it can a little scary and intense
Looks like a amazing story to me! The action will be good definitely and it’s a universal movie so hell ya I want to see this!
Great for kids but fits in the same Harry Potter mode nothing new
this movie was great. super kid friendly and great story
Wasn’t what we expected, it was so much more! The kids loved it, the adults loved it. Perfect timing with Halloween!
I had a hard time staying awake. It was a very dark film...witches, warlocks, demons...no thanks.
Doesn't compare to The Incredibles 2.
Roth and screenwriter Eric Kripke’s adaptation of The House With a Clock in its Walls is a bullseye, perfectly balanced between funny and scary.
As a family film in that vein it largely succeeds, buoyed by Black’s typical exuberance, Blanchett’s typical slyness and a richly evocative rendering of a Rockwellian suburb sprinkled with goofer dust. Less interesting, as is the way with many audience-avatar YA protagonists (sorry, Harry), is the main character, and Vaccaro’s rather hyper-articulated performance doesn’t help.
Despite a fantastical premise and some truly eye-popping effects, The House With A Clock In Its Walls suffers from post-Potter fatigue; there’s simply nothing here, visual or thematic, that hasn’t been done before.