The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
  • PG
  • 1h 39m
  • 2007
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When an otherwise normal young man learns that he’s the last of a group of powerful warriors, he embarks on a dangerous quest through time to battle “The Dark”, an evil threat to mankind that has already claimed his twin brother. Based on the acclaimed novel by Susan Cooper.
© 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten14%
Critics Consensus: The magic of the book is lost in translation with The Seeker, due to its clumsy plot and lack of heart.
Reviews
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

A moderate Potter-teen fantasy about an American kid who comes to little old England with his fami...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
Rotten

A total dud.

June 21, 2017
Toronto Star
Bruce DeMara
Rotten

Director David L. Cunningham's proffered chills are strictly of the lightweight variety: a menacin...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Disappointing adaptation of a great kids' book.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that one scene in this fantasy movie stands out as too much for younger kids: Hundreds and hundreds of snakes attack people in a church, pursuing the teen hero to a crypt littered with skeletons (one of which briefly comes to life). Black birds gather in droves and attack, and Will is constantly pursued by a dark force, most often in the form of a masked man on horseback. The forces also threaten Will's whole family; at one point, giant icicles rain down on them. Will witnesses some violent events in his time travels, including the pillaging of a medieval village and the start of a cockfight in a tavern. In anger and frustration, he sets off a fiery explosion. Adults drink a little ale and wine.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Drama, Fantasy
  • Release Date:October 5, 2007
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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