Overall Rank: 6162
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 54
Theatrical Release Date: 10/10/2008
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/20/2009
Genre: Comedy, Family
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Gil Kenan
Actors: Harry Treadaway, Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray, Martin Landau, Tim Robbins, Mackenzie Crook
Plot: A city of lights and fascination begins to fail due to the failure of its powerful generator. Two teen agers search the city for clues that may help discover what is really causing the failure and how will they fix it. Fantasy.
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ejones09 - wrote on 11/07/2010
I had never heard of this movie until I stumbled upon it when it was on On-Demand. I'm glad I took the chance on this unusual movie because I really enjoyed it. It is a perfect family movie, and it kept me interested the entire time. I wasn't sure what to expect when I first hit play, but I was pleasantly surprised and have seen the movie several times since then.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/19/2010
I like the buildup more than the payoff. An interesting concept that gives only a half-hearted effort. Still, a great supporting cast, including Bill Murry and Martin Landau, boost an otherwise ordinary film.
goodfellamike - wrote on 10/18/2008
An underwhelming dystopian family adventure with so many missed opportunities; the claustrophobic settings help, but it builds to a formulated climax that just doesn't impress. One is left wondering why the builders made things so complicated, and why no one ever sees the hole above the city. Final Grade: C+
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BryanFury - wrote on 02/28/2009
This just barely touches the peak of my interest simply because of how everything was done in a very slow paced manner. Although the characters were almost as colorful, it just looses the likability factor with how the story started from an uphill spurt to a speedy downhill falter. And this was really disappointing because I really wanted to like this film. Also the unfolding of some sequences is really half-cooked at times you can't seem to get what they're trying to tell you. The only thing that was somewhat redeeming about City of Ember would be the city itself. The look of the place is pretty good and cinematography as well was not too shabby for a film like this. Overall this movie would’ve been better if you’re holding the remote and pressing the fast forward button as much as …