Lisa Schwarzbaum
January 10, 2005 AT 05:00 AM EST

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

type
Movie
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Comedy, Kids and Family
Wide Release Date
12/17/04
runtime
107 minutes
performer
Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Jim Carrey, Jane Adams, Cedric the Entertainer, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Coolidge, Luis Guzman, Jude Law, Meryl Streep
director
Brad Silberling
distributor
Paramount Pictures
author
Robert Gordon (Writer), Daniel Handler
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG

We gave it a C+

Jim Carrey turns the rococo Count Olaf into a florid goofball, more joke than menace. The events in this not-woeful-enough adaptation aren’t nearly as unfortunate as they ought to be.

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