Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

"Bridge to Terabithia" is a fantasy/adventure story of friendship, family and the power of imagination Jess Aarons is an outsider at school and even in his own family. Jess has trained all summer to become the fastest kid in his… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 16, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2007
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bridge to Terabithia is a faithful adaptation of a beloved children's novel and a powerful portrayal of love, loss, and imagination through children's eyes.

Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Bridge to Terabithia is not only faithful to the novel but also stands to become a beloved family movie.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

It's the sort of movie I admire more in retrospect than I did while watching it.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

The characters, especially those of the two ten-year-old protagonists, ring true and when, just past the midway point, tragedy strikes it's quite devastating.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

This screen adaptation of Katherine Paterson's now-classic novel for young readers tells its story with agreeable simplicity in between computer-generated monsters.

Derek Adams
Time Out

An affecting inquest into the nature of courage, mortality, grief and the healing power of faith.

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Nick Levine
Digital Spy

Bridge To Terabithia's scope is surprisingly broad for a family film: it deals with identity, family, the nature of courage, the difficulty of being an outsider and even God. But its main thrust is friendship.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

The special effects suggest a Narnia-like romp, but the movie has a darker, more sorrowful landscape to explore and it does so brilliantly, with true nuance and heartfelt sincerity.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's rendered in a very touching and authentic and beautiful way.

Kim Brown
Tulsa World

Thanks to its subtle touches and strong character development, Bridge to Terabithia is not only entertaining for the family but for anyone who wants to leave reality behind for a little while.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Robb and Hutcherson shine in this movie, It reaches out, grabs your heart strings and doesnt stop pulling till the very end. Me and my girls all cried.
Thomas Bowler
Not as much fun as it could have been but packs a bit of a punch with the ending. Full review later.
Alex roy
Bridge to Terabithia is one of the worst films that I've seen. I felt that this film was terrible because everything about the film was overdone. The… More
Michael Edwards
Great acting with great plot and drama
Jim Careter
I must say I did not see the second half of the film coming at all, it blew my emotional feelings in. It is not a film for children if you ask me. It is a… More
Lenny Muggsy
Didn't realize that I read the book in 5th grade until the emotional climax of the movie. It was a good adaptation but this movie, like the book, is… More