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FILM REVIEW: Better than the book

Brendan Fraser’s chunkiness as a kind of bulked-up Indiana Jones is one of the few jarring notes in‘Inkheart,’ an otherwise commendable minor fantasy film

BY Ian Bartholomew  /  STAFF REPORTER

So without giving away any more of the story, Inkheart can be recommended wholeheartedly as ideal Lunar New Year viewing for the whole family. One or two sequences might be upsetting for very young children, but on the whole the mood is playful rather than frightening, and its loosely allegorical treatment of a reader’s relationship with the books gives it some depth as well.

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