City of Ember

City of Ember
City of Ember
  • PG
  • 1h 36m
  • 2008
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For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights, but Ember's once powerful generator is failing.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten53%
Critics Consensus: City of Ember is visually arresting, and boasts a superb cast, but is sadly lacking in both action and adventure.
Reviews
Time Out
Mark Holcomb
Fresh

June 22, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall
Fresh

Murray playing the glutton doesn't exactly fit the bill and for all the architectural care that's...

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz
Rotten

It's an unfortunate end to a promising movie.

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Lyons
Rotten

Ultimately, it didn't move me in any way.

June 21, 2017
USA Today
Claudia Puig
Fresh

Even if it occasionally goes off course, City of Ember provides audiences with a thought-provoking...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Fast-paced fantasy has lots of tense moments.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this fantasy based on the popular middle-grade novel of the same name doesn't have much to worry about in the way of sexual content, language, drinking, or strong violence. But its constant tension and often-dark mood -- it's about a decaying underground city founded to make sure humanity survived the end of the world -- make it too intense for the youngest viewers. The teenage main characters face challenges ranging from corrupt officials to a ravenous giant mole; they navigate these problems with persistence and resourcefulness.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Fantasy, Family
  • Release Date:October 10, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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