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Reviews: The Maze Runner (2014)

maze_runnerReviews for this film from our members:

  • Dragan Antulov @ FAK [Croatian]
    • Excerpt: Možda za godinu dana, kad nastavak dode u kino-dvorane, njegovi autori uspiju odgovoriti na pitanje što je pjesnik htio reci.
  • Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Aburrido nuevo intento de enganchar a la chavalada con una franquicia de ciencia-ficción nacida de una saga literaria. Puesta en escena correcta, moderna, atormentada, y poco que contar. Si funciona, habrá más; si no, no.
  • William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: It’s been a while since an otherwise capable, even rousing genre film has been this completely obliterated by its own conclusion.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It essentially just leads us into another maze but it feels like running into a brick wall. That’s entertainment?
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Yo estaba deseando que Thomas se metiera en el dédalo, porque el resto, sin ser aburrido, funcionaba a medias ya que no tenía buenos actores, no sentía nada por los personajes, muchas cosas no se mostraban, y el final era poco coherente.
  • Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • [New – 1/22/15] | M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: This is a film that thrives on its mystery. It’s a pretty good one, too…
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Frantic yet utterly familiar sci-fi fantasy, filled with twists and turns
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: As the saga progresses, it doesn’t really develop into anything at all. By the end we’re left with a supremely unsatisfying ending that basically says, this is only the beginning.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: What holds The Maze Runner in standby? We spend most of our time in Jail or Free Parking and are hardly ever running around the game board.
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: The Maze Runner leans heavily on its premise, to the detriment of individual characters, but still succeeds as one of Hollywood’s better young adult adaptations.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: While a concoction of familiar elements can still work if pulled off with an identity of its own or a fresh thematic point to make, “The Maze Runner” doesn’t have much of either. It has an intriguing setup with impressive production values that leads to a non-event of a conclusion.
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: Finding your way in the world requires determination, fortitude and conviction. The Maze Runner blends The Hunger Games with The Lord of the Flies to surprisingly fascinating effect.
  • Alan Mattli @ The Zurich English Student
    • Excerpt: It’s a mess, but a watchable one.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
  • Brent McKnight @ Paste Magazine
    • Excerpt: The Maze Runner smarter than most, thematically interesting, unique enough to make it stand out in a crowded landscape, and this is a franchise you won’t mind coming back to a few more times.
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: An exciting and compelling watch that does enough to make it stand out from that oh-so-teeming crowd of young adult fantasy movies.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Just another Hunger Games-lite young adult adaptation, or a teenage-skewing episode of The Twilight Zone? The Maze Runner is refreshingly small-scale B-movie that doesn’t bother with the more self-serious aspects of its genre cohorts and instead delivers an engaging little thriller that fully delivers on its Lost-meets-Lord of the Flies premise.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: As far as these sorts of pictures go, it’s not terrible–neither as good as ‘The Hunger Games’ nor as bad as ‘The Giver.’
Updated: July 7, 2015 — 4:41 pm

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