City of Ember

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: October 10, 2008
DVD: January 20, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 3.69
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Cast: Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Toby Jones, Saoirse Ronan, Martin Landau, Mackenzie Crook, Mary Kay Place, Harry Treadaway


For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights -- underground. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.

Now, in a race against time, the citizens must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, and escape before the lights go out forever.

Based on the novel by Jeanne Duprau.

Director: Gil Kenan
Studio: Fox Walden
Producer(s): Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman
Screenplay: Caroline Thompson
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  • 4 stars "Very suprising movie, great story and very fun to watch."