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What its about:

Inkheart is a thrilling adventure that stars Brendan Fraser as Mo Folchart, a father who possesses a secret ability to bring characters from books to life when he reads them aloud. But when Mo accidentally brings a power-hungry villain from a rare children's fable to life, the villain kidnaps Mo's daughter and demands Mo bring other evil fictional characters to life.

In an attempt to rescue his daughter, Mo assembles a disparate group of friends - both real and magic - and embarks on a journey to save her and set things right.

Here's what the critics had to say:

"The aesthetics of Inkheart are part of what make it such a surprisingly enjoyable experience to watch."
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"A movie that can produce the image of Helen Mirren astride a unicorn has some claim on the audience's interest, and a movie that can make that image seem perfectly uninteresting is in some serious trouble."
- A. O Scott, New York Times

"A brisk, overstuffed adaptation of Cornelia Funke's international bestseller."
- Justin Chang, Variety

"It's the limitations of the film when considering the nearly limitless possibilities suggested by the premise that make Inkheart a disappointment."
- James Berardinelli, ReelViews

A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.

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