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Artemis Fowl: Two decades to line up the shot and still they missed

A long and troubled history in the making combined with overwhelming special effects, dull set-pieces and embarrassing Irish clichés have blighted the screen adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s inventive and funny fantasy novel

21st June, 2020
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Ferdia Shaw as Artemis Fowl: a lumpy script dilutes the novel’s subtlety and comedy

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Artemis Fowl

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

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