The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones (2009)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 11, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 20, 2010
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's stuffed full of Peter Jackson's typically dazzling imagery, but The Lovely Bones suffers from abrupt shifts between horrific violence and cloying sentimentality.

Tom Charity

Jackson seems more at home in the afterlife than in this one, rendering this off-kilter project creepy and pretentious.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Understand, the film still has power, just not as much as it should.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

It's an interesting way to tell a heartbreaking story a young girl whose life was taken away too soon, and whose family fights to pull the pieces together after their loss.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Alice Sebold's evocative best seller proves to be more unfilmable than Tolkien's sprawling fantasy trilogy - a disappointment, yet it's impossible for anyone to do it better

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The movie is often wise.

Will Leitch

This movie has about seven different tones it hops around, and it does so at all the wrong times.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Some books should stay between their covers, and The Lovely Bones may well be one of them.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

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.

Dave White

Your own peace will come after you walk out, trying hard not to laugh at how crazy-bad it all is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
It pains me to see this huge mistake made by Peter Jackson, a ridiculous blend of contrived thriller, unconvincing drama and pathetic afterlife fantasy full of… More
Megan S
So I had a review here about this movie but Flixster decided not to save it. Basically it was good but some of it was boring and out of place, it could have… More
Lucas Martins
The Lovely Bones it's a dazzling and beautiful way to see another side of a murder. The boring and exhausting screenplay, with a cliche teen romance, a… More
Eliza Norton
135 mins felt like eternity... If it was shorter or I better say, bit faster at action, it could be more watchable. Though ,the most annoying parts during the… More
Bruce Bruce
Although this isn't really a horror for me still it's classified under horror. I can understand that some people will find it gruesome due the subject… More
Emily Armstrong
Guh. This is like Supernatural without the brains. Or What Dreams May Come without the heart.