5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Paperhouse [DVD] (1988) (DVD)
I'd concur with the sentiments already expressed here - I regard the film as one of those rare triumphs where plot, casting, direction etc create something much larger than a simple sum. It probably has the greatest appeal to adults who still have a resonance with the often delightful but equally often fearful magic of childhood and it is a credit to everyone involved that it is so easy, even for a veteran and cynical filmgoer like myself at least, to become completely immersed.
It is certainly possible to find weak points - some of the acting is occasionally a little wooden (ironically not that of the children themselves) - but I'm delighted to be able to watch this film as a participant rather than an observer so I'll leave all that pettiness to someone else.