The Pagemaster | Full Movie

The Pagemaster
  • G
  • 1h 16m
  • 1994
Common Sense Media Iconage 7+
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After he enters an empty library in search of refuge from a storm, young Richard Tyler (Macaulay Culkin) is swept into a magical animated world. Inside this timeless place of wonder and discovery, characters from literary classics like “Treasure Island” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” come alive. Soon, it becomes clear that in order to find his way home, Richard must conquer his greatest fears.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Brian Lowry

Built on a wispy premise better suited to the realm of TV, The Pagemaster plays like a slickly pro...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams

Mediocre, really, this mixture of real actors and animation.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Caryn James

A pallid film framed at the start and finish by live action and mostly composed of cheap-looking a...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Weak Macaulay Culkin fantasy with some cartoon violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's lots of cartoon action in this film but no one gets seriously hurt. Characters fall from great heights and immediately come back to fall again just moments later. The hero and others are captured, then escape and immediately come back to get captured again. With a mix of animation and live-action, there are swashbuckling pirates, threatening sharks, scary hounds, unhinged authority figures, and a fire-breathing dragon with ghostly accomplices. Ominous music and spooky colors and sound effects heighten the suspense, but except for the youngest or most sensitive kids there's no real sense of jeopardy.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery
  • Release Date:November 23, 1994
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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