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The Spiderwick Chronicles

When the Grace family is bequeathed the estate of their Great-Uncle Spiderwick, they inherit a lot more than just a ramshackle house in the country. Amongst the bric-a-brac young Jared (Freddie Highmore) finds a sealed book that reveals a world of mysterious, magical creatures --not all of whom are friendly. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 13 Feb 2008
Video Release: 23 Jun 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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The Spiderwick Chronicles is rated PG: for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements.

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright,
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Detailed Review

Jared Grace (Freddie Highmore) is angry about everything. Lashing out in argumentative temper tantrums, the young teen protests his older sister Mallory's (Sarah Bolger) bossy attitude, his twin brother Simon's… 
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Why Is The Spiderwick Chronicles Rated PG?

In the fantastical world that Arthur Spiderwick discovers there are various life forms, some are… 
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The ability to see or not see is a major theme in this movie. What… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Freddie Highmore also starred in another film about a secret land of little people in… 
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