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MOVIE REVIEWS: 'Mortal Instruments' May Play Better for Fans of the Books

Based on the best-selling book series, a teenager finds she's the descendant of mystical warriors in 'Mortal Instruments.'

"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours and 10 minutes. Click here for movie times in and around Alpharetta.

Here's what the critics are saying:

Though it has flashes of promise, "Bones" traces the footsteps of its fantasy film predecessors too closely to blaze anything close to an original narrative. — Scott Bowles, USA Today

This one is by far the worst of the “Twilight” copies. And when that bunch includes “The Host” and “I Am Number Four,” that’s saying something. — Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News

"The Mortal Instruments" is a film that fans of Cassandra Clare's book series will enjoy, or at least absorb with interest as they see their favorite characters on the big screen. Almost everyone else will watch a bad movie. — Peter Hartlaub, The Denver Post

“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” is a ludicrous, borderline-nonsensical supernatural concoction with a slightly redeeming sense of its own silliness. — Justin Chang, Variety

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