City of Ember

Lists: Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Brief Synopsis: "For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, before the the lights go out forever."

Overall Ranking: 1204 (Rank from 2008: # 28)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 100%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Dave Examines Movies78(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10175(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest74Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 4

People Involved

  • Saoirse Ronan (Lina Mayfleet)
  • Harry Treadaway (Doon Harrow)
  • Mary Kay Place (Mrs. Murdo)
  • Bill Murray (Mayor Cole)
  • Martin Landau (Sul)
  • Toby Jones (Barton Snode)
  • Tim Robbins (Loris Harrow)
  • David Ryall (Chief Builder)
  • Ian McElhinney (Builder)
  • B.J. Hogg (Mayors Guard)
  • Lucinda Dryzek (Lizzie Bisco)
  • Matt Jessup (Joss)
  • Lara McIvor (Roner)
  • Myles Thompson (Smat)
  • Eoin McAndrew (Student #1)
  • Rachel Morton (Student #2)
  • Conor MacNeill (Student #3)
  • Lorraine Hilton (Miss Thorn)
  • Gil Kenan (Director)