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Spiderwick Delivers Thrills

It's a kids' fantasy that 'doesn't wimp out,' says Ebert

(Newser) - Critics by and large are enchanted with The Spiderwick Chronicles. It's "a well-crafted family thriller that is truly scary and doesn't wimp out," writes Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times. The fantasy, based on the best-selling books, follows twins (played by Freddie Highmore) and their sister (In America's... More »

August Rush: There's No Hurry

(Newser) - No standing ovations for the uplifting musical drama August Rush, starring Freddie Highmore as a homeless prodigy in search of his birth parents. But critics didn't all flee at intermission, either. "It’s an unabashed feel-good weeper," writes Sid Smith for the Chicago Tribune, "and those eager... More »

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