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      Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

      PG Released Dec 17, 2004 1h 47m Kids & Family Comedy Fantasy Adventure TRAILER for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Trailer 1 List View All /m/lemony_snicket/videos videos Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Trailer 1 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Trailer 1 2:01 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Official Clip - The Baudelaire Children Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Official Clip - The Baudelaire Children 1:59 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Official Clip - Hurricane Herman Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Official Clip - Hurricane Herman 1:59 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Official Clip - We're Too Late Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Official Clip - We're Too Late 2:13 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Official Clip - Aunt Josephine Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Official Clip - Aunt Josephine 1:53 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Official Clip - The Letter That Never Came Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Official Clip - The Letter That Never Came 2:07 View more videos
      72% Tomatometer 160 Reviews 63% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings After the three young Baudelaire siblings are left orphaned by a fire in their mansion, they are carted off to live with their distant relative, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey). Unfortunately, Olaf is a cruel, scheming man only after the inheritance that the eldest Baudelaire, Violet (Emily Browning), is set to receive. The children escape and find shelter with their quirky Uncle Monty (Billy Connolly) and, subsequently, their phobic Aunt Josephine (Meryl Streep), but Olaf is never far behind. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Although it softens the nasty edges of its source material, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a gothic visual treat, and it features a hilariously manic turn from Jim Carrey as the evil Count Olaf.

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      Hank Sartin Chicago Reader Episodic but entertaining. Nov 15, 2011 Full Review Nell Minow Common Sense Media Book's fans will enjoy, but too creepy for some. Rated: 3/5 Dec 25, 2010 Full Review Derek Adams Time Out It's all a bit superficial, but highly entertaining, wickedly funny, and alluring enough to make you want to start reading the books. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Kevin Carr Fat Guys at the Movies This film is endlessly dark and gloomy for a kids story. But somehow, it works. Rated: 4/5 Jan 17, 2016 Full Review Garth Franklin Dark Horizons Whilst the direction and script seem off, the rest of the production work is excellent. Jul 6, 2010 Full Review Devin Faraci CHUD Between Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Lemony Snicket 2004 is a banner year for dark and fun kid's films. Rated: 9/10 Feb 27, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Darragh W Even though it is still a good movie, it is still quite a bit disrespectful to the original book franchise (Lemony Snicket's). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/11/24 Full Review Pedro G Buena película, una gran adaptacion del libro pero que a mi parecer se queda corta y deja muchas cosas sin resolver. Es una película para chicos pero con una historia bastante oscura a mi parecer, con algunas cosas turbias como algunas muertes o ver al conde Olaf queriendo asesinar a los chicos. Es una historia entretenida y que tiene muchas cosas para contar y a mi parecer se queda corta, ya que no termina de contar por completo la historia de estos personajes. Escuche mucha gente decir que es aburrida pero a mi parecer no es así, su ritmo es bastante rápido y no es para nada larga y se pasa muy rápido el tiempo. Me gustaría destacar una escena muy buena: la del tren, ya que se va desarrollando muy bien la tensión generada junto a planos y pequeños detalles. Los personajes están muy bien, los tres hermanos caen bien y empatizas rápido con ellos al ver lo mal que la pasan con el conde Olaf, creo que los tres actores hacen un excelente trabajo y quedan perfecto en estos papeles. Por otro lado, me gusto el personaje del conde Olaf y sus diversas variantes haciéndose pasar por otros personajes, creo que Jim Carrey hace un brillante trabajo dándole su esencia a este malvado villano y a los otros personajes que interpreta, con toques malignos y otros de comedia típicos del actor. La ambientación y la direccion de Brad Silberling me parecieron fantásticas, con tonos bastante oscuros y sets muy bien creados, a pesar de tener algunas pantallas verdes algo notorias. Además, los efectos se me hicieron algo pobres y se notan bastante los momentos en los que se usa el CGI. Por ultimo, destaco el soundtrack de Thomas Newman que se complementa muy bien con algunas escenas. En conclusión, una solida adaptacion de esta historia que a mi parecer le hacia falta una secuela para terminar de contar bien la historia de los huérfanos, pero que en esta sola película lo hacen genial. La recomiendo. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review KB B It was very entertaining with some good humor and intense situations. It's worth the watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/10/24 Full Review Madie R I never read the books. Mainly watched it for Jim Carrey. It's delightfully dark and funny. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Spike G Could have been better but it's ok Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/02/23 Full Review Benji W Great movie, and just the right amount of suspense and fear for children to not spook them too much. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After the three young Baudelaire siblings are left orphaned by a fire in their mansion, they are carted off to live with their distant relative, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey). Unfortunately, Olaf is a cruel, scheming man only after the inheritance that the eldest Baudelaire, Violet (Emily Browning), is set to receive. The children escape and find shelter with their quirky Uncle Monty (Billy Connolly) and, subsequently, their phobic Aunt Josephine (Meryl Streep), but Olaf is never far behind.
      Director
      Brad Silberling
      Producer
      Albie Hecht, Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes
      Screenwriter
      Robert Gordon, Daniel Handler
      Distributor
      DreamWorks SKG
      Production Co
      DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Nickelodeon Movies
      Rating
      PG (Scary Situations|Brief Language|Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 17, 2004, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 6, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $118.6M
      Runtime
      1h 47m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.37:1)
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