Movie Review: ‘House with a Clock …’ is frightening family fun
The story begins when 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) goes to live with his uncle after his parents pass away in an accident. He soon realizes the odd clock-filled house is alive with magic and his Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) and neighbor Mrs. Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett) are powerful wizards.
While learning to become a warlock himself, Lewis accidentally raises the evil previous owner of the house from the dead. The three then have to use their magic to figure out a way to thwart his evil plan before the universe is destroyed.
I’m not sure how true to the original book this film sticks, as I haven’t read the novel. But that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the movie’s comedy, plot or heart. “The House With a Clock in its Walls” runs an hour and 45 minutes and is rated PG. There are no end credit scenes.
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