The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

An 11-year-old boy discovers that he is the last member of a group of immortals dedicated to fighting dark forces of evil. As he uncovers a series of clues, some dating back to biblical times, the boy also discovers the future of the world… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 5, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2008
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The magic of the book is lost in translation with The Seeker, due to its clumsy plot and lack of heart.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

A total dud.

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

A movie that should've been made shortly after its source material -- Susan Cooper's Newbery winner -- debuted in 1973. As is, it feels entirely too generic to work today.

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Joshua Starnes

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising isn't an out and out bad film, there have certainly been worse films and recently, but it's not particularly good either, suffering from ill-conceived and executed story decisions that rob it of tension or interest.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Director David L. Cunningham's proffered chills are strictly of the lightweight variety: a menacing flock of ravens, a slimy skein of snakes and a couple of mall security yobs too fat or stupid to overpower even a spindly teenager.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The acting is mediocre, the story rambles, the special effects -- average at best.

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

a lot of shouting offered up as an ineffectual camouflage to the picture's complete lack of ambition.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

A mealy adaptation of one installment in Susan Cooper's acclaimed book series.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Poor writing and production values like these bring no light to Cooper's novel -- or the audience.

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David Cornelius

Sloppy, lifeless storytelling so limp it guarantees no sequels will be made.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Eccleston shines as the bad guy. Decent visual effects but a choppy movie.
Richard C
it was okay. C
Cast: Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston, Gregory Smith, Wendy Crewson, Jonathan Jackson, Amelia Warner, James Cosmo, Emma Lockhart, Frances Conroy, Drew Tyler… More
KJ Proulx
It was a decent movie 3 years ago! But now that I think about it, it is nothing short of a low budget kids film!
Mike S
Amateurishly directed, cheesy, repetitive and badly written. I just wish they would stop making these kind of derivative, uninspired fantasy flicks. Because… More
Phil Hubbs
Wow, another fantasy film with the same idea as all the rest. This is so much a cross of 'Harry Potter' 'LOTR' 'Narnia' etc.. it… More