The House with a Clock in Its Walls

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Release Date: 09/20/2018 (DE)
Rating: 6

Original Language    :    English
Release Date    :    09/20/2018 (DE)
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Time    :    01 Hours 45 Minutes
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When ten-year-old Lewis is suddenly orphaned, he is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a creaky (and creepy) old mansion with a mysterious ticking noise that emanates from the walls. Upon discovering that his uncle is a warlock, Lewis begins learning magic, but when he rebelliously resurrects an evil warlock he must find the secret of the house and save the world from destruction.

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written by donovanhill27 on 17 February 2019
I was surprise about how much I enjoy this film. Jack Black and Cate Blanchett are great together in this film. The film felt like a 80s kids horror film. I would love to see more films with these characters. There are a few poop jokes which were the worst part of the film (but these jokes seem to be expected in modern kids films). I feel like this film would have cult film status in a few years.


written by Gimly on 20 January 2019
There was a couple of instances over the course of The House with a Clock in Its Walls, particularly early on, that had my hopes up, but by the end? God I was so disappointed. The lead is not a great actor (often a trouble when you have to cast young), and the effects are pretty bad. The worst thing though is that Clock in Its Walls can't keep its story straight, which is a pretty unforgivable sin when it's your own story. Like, you set the rules here, why are you going out of your way to break them for nothing? Final rating:★½: - Boring/disappointing. Avoid where possible.

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