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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Reviews

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Jayne Nelson
SFX Magazine

It's all jolly good fun, rattling along at a perfect pace with enough action setpieces and spectacle to keep both youngsters and adults happy.

Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 19, 2010
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

An awful lot of acting talent goes to waste in this film, but there is barely enough here to marginally satisfy the younger set.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

February 18, 2010
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

The Greek gods had outsized powers and petty grievances. These Gen-Y demigods are no different - it's a whole generation of kids with daddy issues

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: C

February 18, 2010
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Grand prize goes to Uma Thurman as snake-headed Medusa. It's also a pleasure to see Steve Coogan in hell.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

February 18, 2010
Andy Klein
Christian Science Monitor

The whole thing is piffle, but it moves fast enough to stay entertaining.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

February 18, 2010
Kevin A. Ranson

Remember the first time you saw Harry Potter on the big screen? This is more like the third time you saw him but with bigger effects and Greek mythology replacing the occult.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.0/4.0

February 17, 2010
Todd Gilchrist
H Magazine

there's not one single thing in it that will appeal to a person who has ever seen a mythological origin story before, much less any other sort of adventure movie.

Full Review Source: H Magazine

February 16, 2010
Jackie K. Cooper

So trite and ludicrous it is no threat to the Harry Potter franchise

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/10

February 16, 2010
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews attempt to replicate the phenomenon that is Harry Potter.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

February 16, 2010
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
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I thought it was mischievous and witty and amusing and I was just sort of drawn into it.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

February 16, 2010
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Maybe if you're aged between eight and 12, or exceptionally dim-witted, you may not notice that this is a tenth-rate rip-off of Harry Potter, with Greek mythology taking the place of magic.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

February 16, 2010
Grant Lauchlan
Daily Record [UK]

The technical wizardry is spectacular and the story is taut, pacy and consistently inventive.

Full Review Source: Daily Record [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

The film is a rousing blend of special effects, but not so scary that children aged seven and above will spend the entire movie hiding behind their fingers.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a dutifully made kids' fantasy film that Columbus handles with the basic approach that he wielded on his faithful but vanilla Harry Potter adaptations.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: C+

February 16, 2010
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

Chris Columbus was a safe choice behind the lens, and he doesn't throw up any surprises. Columbus brings a measured approach that works on the whole, delivering the expected mix of set-ups, set-pieces and edge of your seat showdowns.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 3/5

February 16, 2010
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

An imaginative, if simplistic, visit to classical Greek mythology, an archetypal quest by a lad with paternal issues.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 7/10

February 16, 2010

Time Out
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It's not enough to compensate for the computer-game-style plotting, which is largely based on us picking up narrative nuggets that mechanically slot into place later on.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

February 16, 2010
Kate Muir
Times [UK]

Kids will love it, and adults may relish Pierce Brosnan's Centaur, and Steve Coogan as Hades - in his personal hell just under Hollywood.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

February 16, 2010
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

A slab of market research in search of an actual movie.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 1/5

February 16, 2010
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The tone is not always certain, but the special effects are as spectacular as and the mythological underpinning more compelling than anything in the Harry Potter series.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 16, 2010
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