Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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  • Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Jan 2, 2005 by dragonfire88 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep. Entertaining movie.
    Cons: Too many snakes slithering around during one section. Some actors were under used.

    Summary: I first read about the books in A Series of Unfortunate Events a few years ago. The books sounded interesting and I wanted to read them. I only recently read T he Bad Beginning, the first book. I first saw ... read more

  • Lemony Snicket's Masterpiece Comes To Life

    Aug 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The acting, the plot, the way they stayed true to the book's stories
    Cons: Liam Aiken as Klaus, the way they put three books into one movie

    Summary: Genre Drama, Comedy Plot Once there were three very wealthy children. There was one boy and two girls and they were brother and sister. They were the Baudelaire children, one of the richest families in town. Violet was the oldest and ... read more

  • Jim Carrey Lives It Up In Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events~

    Dec 30, 2007 by jankp is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cast; great dark humor; captivating look; music; true to books
    Cons: not everyone enjoys dark fantasy with humor; ending not satisfying

    Summary: I don’t always enjoy Jim Carrey. Sometimes I love him like in The Truman Show, The Man in the Moon and this 2004 children’s movie Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. He’s the perfect, black-hearted villain who ... read more

  • This is the way to butcher a children's book...

    Mar 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Jim Carrey, based on a popular book series
    Cons: not a great attempt of combining three books into one movie

    Summary: I regretfully inform you that the following rating you will be reading will be anything but positive and cheery. Just kidding. But on a more serious note, I personally like the book series "A Series of Unfortunate Events." So when I heard a movie was ... read more

  • It could have been so much more (sigh)

    Nov 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice music to say the least
    Cons: A disgrace to the books

    Summary: I remember when I felt huge excitement to see this movie in the theaters the day it came out. Back when I was literarily obsessed with the series. However I was sorely disappointed with the film. It had so much potential yet it ended up being such a ... read more

  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events ---- An Unfortunate Film Adaptation

    Mar 15, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Carrey at first, the children, narrator
    Cons: weak adaptation of story, some really long lulls in story, turns out to be boring

    Summary: Jim Carrey's recent film, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is an unfortunate adaptation of a set of novels pen by Daniel Handler. I hope that the novels were better than the screenplay for the film, and from how much I have heard ... read more

  • A Series of Unfortunate Choices

    Aug 17, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good casting and cinematography
    Cons: amazingly bad story

    Summary: This is the worst trainwreck I've seen in a long, long time. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events takes every advantage a film can have and squanders it on creative choices that suck. Imagine starting with a production budget of $140 ... read more

  • A not-bad effort

    Jul 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Emily Browning, Liam Aiken; captures mood of books
    Cons: Carrey; sometimes unevenly paced

    Summary: A Series of Unfortunate Events began a few years ago as a book series, which now has 11 books total, and a 12th coming this fall. The books follow three children, the Baudelaires: Violet, a 14-year-old inventer (Emily Browning); Klaus, a 12-year-old ... read more

  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Jul 8, 2005 by phungus is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks like a Tim Burton movie
    Cons: Why is Count Olaf so bad?

    Summary: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is based on the popular book series for young adults. While this may not compare to the likes of Harry Potter, it actually turned out to be a neat movie, though it was quite dark. I would not ... read more

  • Fortunately, It’s Entertaining - Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Jun 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very interesting dark set design, great performance by Liam Aiken and Emily Browning
    Cons: might depress some people a little bit

    Summary: When the previews for A Series of Unfortunate Events started trickling into theaters, I must say that I wasn’t interested, at all. Even with Jim Carrey heading the movie, there just wasn’t any interest that pushed me to see it in theaters. ... read more

  • Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Changes

    May 28, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Streep, over-all feel of the movie stays consistent with the books.
    Cons: Jim Carrey.

    Summary: I'd been hearing about this series of books for quite some time and finally caved in recently and bought book the first through book the sixth of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. They're very short and easy reads, being designed ... read more

  • It's unfortunate that I didn't like it - Lemony Snicket

    May 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful background, Streep and Carey are pretty decent
    Cons: Slow moving plot, child actors seem apathetic, kind of depressing

    Summary: This film is based on a popular book series, with which I was unfamiliar until the film was introduced. There seemed to be a lot of hype about this movie before it came out, but I have heard very little afterwards. I refrained from reading any reviews ... read more

  • A Fortunate Review of an Unfortunate Story

    Apr 28, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Performances, set and costume design, score
    Cons: What payback? 107 minutes sure goes by quick

    Summary: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is basically a movie with a Tim Burton influence, only Burton isn't at the helm. It's director Brad Silberling, who to a certain extent, injects the kind of sweetness that afflicts many of his other films ... read more

  • A very Unfortunate Movie

    Mar 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: the portayal of me and Count Olaf
    Cons: The little elf that made me think it was different movie.

    Summary: This movie is about a happy little elf who goes on a adventure ----------------- "What am i on about??" ---------------------- This movie has nothing to with happy little elves. It is about 3 orphans, a evil guardian and a theatre troup. So steer ... read more

  • Not Too Unfortunate of an Adaptation

    Mar 11, 2005 by bilbopooh is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Jude Law, set design, Uncle Monty
    Cons: lots of changes from the books, corny subtitles for Sunny

    Summary: The end of 2004 marked the first holiday movie season after Lord of the Rings, which meant that there couldn’t possibly be a film that would create the same level of anticipation in me. Still, there were several movies in which I had at least a ... read more

  • Fantastic

    Feb 21, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Acting (much better than Harry Potter) Characters (Carrey's hilarious) Incredibly witty story
    Cons: Occasionally a bit slow, can be frustrating at times

    Summary: I was bored with my brother when I went to watch this. I'd never heard of it and all my brother could tell me was that it was a high budget kids film that was apparently more adult oriented than your usual Disney film. I still put up a bit of a fight but ... read more

  • Well filmed garbage

    Jan 31, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It ended.
    Cons: It started.

    Summary: This is one of the most unlikeable films I've seen in quite a long time, I would have exited early had we not taken some children to see it. They seemed to like it OK, I can't fathom why. The plot is irredeemably dark, 3 kids thrust into a world ... read more

  • *My fortunate ticket to see Lemony Snicket*

    Jan 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great story line and performance from the characters
    Cons: The quesy feeling you get when they visit Aunt Josephine!

    Summary: ~*Genre*~ Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy ~*Running time / Certificate*~ 103 minutes / PG ~*Release Date*~ UK and US Release Friday 17th December 2004 ~*Cast*~ Billy Connolly…as Uncle Monty Cedric the Entertainer…as Detective ... read more

  • Dark Overtones but Still an Excellent Movie.

    Jan 13, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Star-studded cast, visual effects, technical ingenuity, and the narration bring this story to life.
    Cons: PG rating too low, needed PG-13 minimum. More from book could be added.

    Summary: Overall View: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is definitely worth watching, however, it is my opinion the rating of PG should be stricter. This movie is not some happy happy joy joy program for children. The lives of the three ... read more

  • I Took Great Scary Joy In This Un-Fortune: Lemony Snicket

    Jan 3, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The film's understanding of death fantasy and nightmare, techniques and personalities employed to express it
    Cons: in the context of dreams I overlook small plot holes. Perhaps sequels will explain

    Summary: Cast overview, first billed only: Jim Carrey .... Count Olaf Meryl Streep .... Aunt Josephine Jude Law .... Lemony Snicket (voice) Emily Browning .... Violet Baudelaire Liam Aiken .... Klaus Baudelaire Kara Hoffman .... Sunny Shelby ... read more

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