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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.

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Ryan H
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#creepy
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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.

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Asaseyaa A
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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.

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Jennifer L
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#disgusting
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#rrated

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!

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Nathean M
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Don’t small kids it can a little scary and intense

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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!

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jeanine C
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Great for kids but fits in the same Harry Potter mode nothing new

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bala K
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this movie was great. super kid friendly and great story

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Brandy A
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Wasn’t what we expected, it was so much more! The kids loved it, the adults loved it. Perfect timing with Halloween!

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Terrance H
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#notmyfave

I had a hard time staying awake. It was a very dark film...witches, warlocks, demons...no thanks.

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Gina M
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#boring

Doesn't compare to The Incredibles 2.

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Metacritic

80
Sep 20, 2018

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.

Metacritic review by Matthew Dessem
Matthew Dessem
Slate
70
Sep 18, 2018

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.

Metacritic review by Harry Windsor
Harry Windsor
The Hollywood Reporter
60
Sep 18, 2018

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.

Metacritic review by Nikki Baughan
Nikki Baughan
Screen International