City of Ember
- Original title
City of Ember
- Running time
- 95 min.
- United States
Caroline Thompson (Book: Jeanne Duprau)
Xavier Pérez Grobet
Mary Kay Place
Playtone / Walden Media
Adventure. Fantasy | Steampunk. Young Adult
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- Synopsis / Plot
- For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing ... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, and help the citizens escape before the lights go out forever.
- Critics' reviews
"A powerful performance needs an equivalent screenplay. In “City of Ember,” Saoirse Ronan has nothing to work with."
Stephen Holden: The New York Times
"To be fair, 'City of Ember' would probably entertain younger viewers, if they haven't already been hopelessly corrupted by high-powered sci-fi on TV and video. It's innocent and sometimes kind of charming. The sets are entertaining. (...) Rating: ★★½ (out of four)."
Roger Ebert: Chicago Sun-Times
"An impressive and imaginative fantasy."
Mick LaSalle: San Francisco Chronicle
"It's not an entirely convincing trip, but it is the sort of satisfying movie you wished they would make more often."
Neely Tucker: The Washington Post
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