The Lovely Bones
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Fourteen-year-old Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) is just experiencing the pangs of first love when she's viciously murdered by her neighbor Mr. Harvey (Stanley Tucci), a predatory wolf with a deceptively mundane appearance. As her family slowly begins drifting apart while struggling to make sense of their loss, Susie bravely attempts to find her footing in the hereafter. Meanwhile, down on earth, Mr. Harvey is feeling confident that he's covered his tracks well enough to get away with the crime, and begins honing in on his next victim -- Susie's younger sister, Lindsey (Rose McIver),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jackson seems more at home in the afterlife than in this one, rendering this off-kilter project creepy and pretentious."
‑ Tom Charity,
"The movie is often wise."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"This movie has about seven different tones it hops around, and it does so at all the wrong times."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"The Lovely Bones is probably a much better idea for a book than it is a movie, but it's still a very good one, and those don't come along too often."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"The film is such a misfire, such a disappointing collection of failed attempts at emotional affect and confounding storytelling choices, that it seems more like a bad director's attempt to rip off Jackson's style than his own work."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, DCist
"Some books should stay between their covers, and The Lovely Bones may well be one of them."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"This is a distractingly busy movie, so in love with its own considerable craft that it can't stay still long enough for anything to settle in."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"Your own peace will come after you walk out, trying hard not to laugh at how crazy-bad it all is."
‑ Dave White,
"The talented cast struggles with, and is eventually failed by, the material. They are not aided by their director either, who seemingly stood slightly off screen and urged them to 'act bigger!'"
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"No hay manera de tomarse en serio, al menos no en el marco de una película que debió ser perturbadora y conmovedora en partes iguales, la serie de momentos Kodak imposibles con que Peter Jackson intenta retratar la vida después de la muerte."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Understand, the film still has power, just not as much as it should."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Jackson's grand, computer-generated vision of Susie's Dali-like "in between," while occasionally gorgeous, leaves the viewer feeling stuck between two worlds, too. The story suffers."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"Unshackled by earthly restraints, Jackson shifts his Weta toolsets into overdrive in a more-is-more free-for-all frenzy."
‑ Fiona Williams,
"I had a few bones to pick with the story."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"Only Tucci's chilling, truly scarier than Hannibal Lechter psychopath holds the far too fanciful scenario together, bolted to planet earth as best he can."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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