The Spiral Notebook

writer and editor Lacy Boggs

Film Reviews: Inkheart


Genevieve Valentine has a review of the new “Inkheart” movie over at, and the news doesn’t sound great.

The plot continues apace, wearing out both the narrative and the audience’s patience—we often meet a character just before the next chase scene descends. For a movie about the power of words, Inkheart at times feels like a Benny Hill sketch, with small groups of people running feverishly back and forth between various charming locales.

Despite its inevitable shortcomings, however, she does find some redeeming qualities in the film. Click on over to her review to read the whole thing.

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