The Secret of Moonacre

The Secret of Moonacre

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From the director of Bridge to Terabithia comes this family fantasy-adventure based on the The Little White Horse novels by Elizabeth Goudge. More

It follows the quest of thirteen-year-old orphan, Maria Merryweather (The Golden Compass' Dakota Blue Richards) who is sent away to live with her uncle, Sir Benjamin (Ioan Guffudd), in the mysterious Moonacre Manor. There Maria uncovers the dark truth of an ancient curse that has been destroying Moonacre Valley for centuries. She has only until the next full moon to undo the curse and save Moonacre from destruction. Aided by a stable of strange characters and fantastical beasts, Maria sets out to bring peace to this magical world.

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2008Rating: PG, parental guidance recommended103 minsHungary, France, UK
AdventureKids & FamilyFantasy

The Secret of Moonacre | Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

The costumes are beautiful. The sets are impressive… But somehow the movie feels cheap and malnourished, as if the money ran out when they were only halfway there.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A sweet if faintly soporific fantasy adventure for family audiences.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A lacklustre and unimaginative fantasy.

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Newshub

Newshub

At various points during the film, I was reminded of The Princess Bride, Harry Potter, and The Chronicles of Narnia. It is nowhere near as impressive as any of these, nor is it as much of a spectacle as director Gabor Csupo’s previous adaptation of another children’s fantasy, Bridge to Terabithia. But it will be a refreshing change to the high-gloss animated films on offer these school holidays.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Whilst missing a trick in terms of script and casting, at least they've amped up the action from the somewhat sedate book.

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The Secret of Moonacre | Release Details

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