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The House With A Clock in Its Walls – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The House With A Clock in Its Walls is a fun, silly and sometimes dark kids film that (whilst originally written before) follows the Harry Potter template to a tee.  And whilst it doesn’t land every beat (the odd CGI baby will certainly weird you out but for all the wrong reasons) it’s fantastical ideas and always forward momentum help you forgot those (few) moments.  Black is good but he does seem to be sleep walking these days but Blanchett shines here an a brilliantly off beat and quirky role. Kids will love it.

Best Bit: Entering the house

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Hocus Pocus, Goosebumps

8 out of 10 stars





Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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