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Zathura

PG Released Nov 11, 2005 1h 41m Kids & Family Adventure Sci-Fi Fantasy List
76% Tomatometer 161 Reviews 51% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings
After their father (Tim Robbins) is called into work, two young boys, Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and Danny (Jonah Bobo), are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa (Kristen Stewart), and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut (Dax Shepard), the boys attempt to return home. Read More Read Less
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Critics Consensus

Dazzling special effects for the kids + well-crafted storytelling for the 'rents = cinematic satisfaction for the whole family.

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James Dyer Empire Magazine Charming children's adventure with some superb performances from the young cast. Rated: 3/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review David Jenkins Time Out Favreau gratifyingly prevents the film from becoming a mere maelstrom of CG effects by pushing the brothers' amusing bickering to the fore... Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Richard Jinman Sydney Morning Herald Despite its peculiar name and the fact it bears a strong resemblance to Jumanji -- another film inspired by a book by children's author Van Allsburg -- it's hard not to like Zathura. Mar 31, 2006 Full Review Shannon Gramas Spectrum Culture Though many millennials may not have even heard of the film, Zathura is a classic family adventure film that deserves much better than the poor critical reception and box office receipts it received at the time. Apr 1, 2022 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine A charming small-scale adventure film for kids. Rated: 7/10 Jan 24, 2022 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins An engaging, family-friendly, fantasy adventure. Rated: 7/10 Nov 9, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Richard Clean fun and a great movie for a family with young siblings to watch together! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/20/21 Full Review Adrian G Algo no original, muy original que divierte verlo y a la vez es un mensaje sobre la Hermandad. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/25/24 Full Review Jameson K I may be a little bias to this movie, but I think Zathura is better than Jumanji. Pretty good movie to say the least. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review Breno G Special Effects: 1,0/Sound Effects: 0,5/Acting: 0,5/Story: 1,0 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/20/24 Full Review Georgan G A fun-filled adventure with morals that bring a tear to my eye. Many siblings fight, and this film will challenge them to love their family. A heartwarming movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/16/23 Full Review Adam It has no right to be nearly as fun and comedic it is, it's better than Jumanji, Zathura is a shockingly fun time, with good acting, some good comedic moments, etc Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After their father (Tim Robbins) is called into work, two young boys, Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and Danny (Jonah Bobo), are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa (Kristen Stewart), and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut (Dax Shepard), the boys attempt to return home.
Director
Jon Favreau
Producer
William Teitler, Scott Kroopf, Michael De Luca
Screenwriter
David Koepp, John Kamps
Distributor
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Production Co
Columbia Pictures
Rating
PG (Peril|Fantasy Action|Some Language)
Genre
Kids & Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 11, 2005, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 16, 2012
Box Office (Gross USA)
$28.0M
Runtime
1h 41m
Sound Mix
Surround
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