...escapes entirely from the family genre and moves into fantasy.
— Chicago Sun-Times
— TV Guide
It's a long, slow slog through the desert, best appreciated by fans of the book.
— New York Post
The movie is all over the place, jumping around in time, place and tone.
— Chicago Tribune
...a toothless tall tale for teens.
There's way too much violence and cruelty here for the younger ones, and readers of the book are sure to be disappointed.
— E! Online