STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
POSTER ART Click poster to enlarge More posters to select
FILM DETAILS Certificate PG Cast Sarah Bolger Freddie Highmore Mary-Louise Parker David Strathairn Directors Mark Waters Screenwriters David Berenbaum Karey Kirkpatrick John Sayles Running Time 96 minutes
The Spiderwick Chronicles A kid’s fantasy that’s actually rather good - now that’s magic!
Plot After his family move into a long-disappeared relative’s country house, young Jared Grace (Highmore) discovers a field guide to fantastical creatures. Opening the book, however, alerts its presence to a very real, very nasty ogre who wants it for himself. Verdict A late entry in a crowded field, Spiderwick works hard to set itself apart from the competition, and almost entirely succeeds - no mean feat these days. Reviewed by Sam Toy
Read The Full Empire Review » Click for the full Empire review and post your own review and rating.
Empire Magazine's 300th Issue: Guest-Editted By The World's Greatest Directors!
Spielberg, Abrams, Mann, Whedon, Fincher, Coppola and many, many more!
Video: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann And Kate Upton Talk The Other Woman
Prepare your mind for the concept of 'dog ball plumage'
The Best Barry Norman Anecdotes From His Empire Podcast Interview
From nearly punching Robert De Niro to the real story about ‘And why not?’
Fired! Losing Your Job In The Movies
The lowdown on getting dismissed on film
20 Not So Super '-Men' That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)
The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)
Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid