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Opened in Theaters: Friday, December 17th, 2004

Directed by Brad Silberling
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 1:53

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Academy Award® Winner
After their parents are killed in a fire, three children are placed in the care of Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), an actor, evil genius, and master of disguise. At every turn, he schemes to steal the...  View more >

thematic elements, scary situations and brief language

Starring Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law...  View more >

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2004-12-10: Free...
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Reviews Summary

Rating # %  
See Now!  2 20 See Now! Percent
Good  3 30 Good Percent
Wait for Rental  5 50 Wait Percent
Stay Away!  0 0 Stay Away! Percent
10 Total Reviews

Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

[--- Good ---]by  Dec 20, 2004
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by  Dec 27, 2004
Took the kids and they did not seem very interested in this movie, even after reading the books.
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by  Dec 30, 2004
Dark. Terrifying for young children. Boring and senseless for adults.
[--- See Now! ---]by  Jan 9, 2005
It was darkly funny and wickedly clever, call it a guilty pleasure.
[--- Good ---]by VIP MemberJan 13, 2005
This film could've been directed by Tim Burton, but he didn't. Someone else did. but whatever the case, "Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events," is not only funny, but is beautiful to look at. Jim Carrey is funny in a wicked sense. I describe the film as weird but wonderful.
[--- See Now! ---]by  Jan 23, 2005
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by  Jan 28, 2005
Boring. It was sold as three rather unusual kids and thier challenge to avoid a greedy disinterested uncle who only wanted the money from the death of thier parents. The second part was accurate, but the kids were so totaly boring and uninteresting that the movie fell completly flat.

They barely lifted a finger to protect themselves, and it could have all ended in the first half-hour if they would have tried a bit harder to get the attention of an adult.

There was nothing clever about the movie it was completly predictable from the start, but I give it a wait for rental only because of the dramatic sets and locations.
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by  Feb 25, 2005
Uneven. Very disappointing, considering the quality of the cast.
[--- Good ---]by  May 27, 2012
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by  Jul 19, 2012

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