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Lowdown: Martin Scorsese, known for hard-hitting flicks like "The Departed" and "Tax Driver," turns his lens (in 3D!) toward family fare, in this colorful-looking family film adapted from the beloved book.
Grade: B. This looks like a watered-down Spielberg-meets-Melies romp with some top-notch visuals and a solid cast (including Jude Law and Sir Ben Kingsley -- seen in Scorsese's "Shutter Island"), but there's an awful lot of slapstick (courtesy of Sacha Baron Cohen) and some corny music. We'll have to wait and see what Scorsese has in mind here.
Release date: November 23