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City of Ember
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  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family
  • Year: 2008
Audio
English: 5.1 Dolby Digital / Spanish & French: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:
English, French & Spanish

Synopsis

A heart-thumping, edge-of-your-seat adventure comes to light in this exhilarating family film based on the best-selling novel by Jeanne Duprau.

For centuries, the residents of the underground City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights and quiet contentment. But when the City’s massive power generator begins to fail, the street lamps start to fade — along with the hopes and dream of the townspeople. Now it’s up to two courageous teenagers to follow a trail of clues left by the ancient Builders and find a way out of Ember before their world is plunged into darkness forever!

Disc Information

Disc 1 Side A: Fullscreen Feature Film

**Forced Trailers: Igor, Marley and Me, Doctor Dolittle A Tinsel Town Tale

**Trailer Farm: Labou, Angel Wars Messengers, Garfield Pet Force

Disc 1 Side B: Widescreen Feature Film

Cast & Crew

Saoirse Ronan ... Lina Mayfleet
Harry Treadaway ... Doon Harrow
Bill Murray ... Mayor Cole
Martin Landau ... Sul
Mary Kay Place ... Mrs. Murdo
Toby Jones ... Barton Snode
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Clary

Reviews

Claudia Puig USA Today | October 10, 2008

Even if it occasionally goes off course, City of Ember provides audiences with a thought-provoking and family-friendly adventure.

Susan Walker Toronto Star | October 10, 2008

A thrilling adventure tale and teen fantasy that is grounded in real concerns about who is managing the planet.

Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle | October 10, 2008

The story, based on Jeanne Duprau's novel of the same name, is beautifully constructed. It builds until it reaches the point that it's one edge-of-your-seat moment after another.

James Berardinelli ReelViews | October 10, 2008

City of Ember has almost anything one could want from a science fiction-based family adventure film: likeable characters, an imaginative setting, and a fast pace.

Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel | October 10, 2008

Both light entertainment and smart, subversive literature, urging the young to think for themselves, question authority and make their own destiny.

Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News | October 10, 2008

And though the film ultimately falls short of its considerable promise, there's more than enough here to keep thoughtful moviegoers - of any age - intrigued.

Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune | October 10, 2008

Splendidly cast, intelligent, graphically inventive romp.

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