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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Reviews

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Joshua Starnes

Percy Jackson is simply uninspired in every single meaning of the word. It's probably the crassest, most obviously derivative work of this sort since Eragon.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/10

April 25, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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For what it is and for whom it is intended, it's not a bad movie, just an indifferent one.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2010
David Plotz
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Columbus directs with his usual frying pan to the head. Music is forever swelling majestically. Characters are always opening wide their eyes and mouths to gaze in wonder.

Full Review Source: Slate

February 11, 2010
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine

Columbus knows his way around this kind of material even if some of the special effects look like they came from Deep Discount.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 12, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Even with all its computer-generated fireballs, it's lukewarm medium-budget blockbustering.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

February 11, 2010
Nick Starkey
Premiere Magazine

Whew boy.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

February 12, 2010
Carrie R. Wheadon
Common Sense Media

Too scary for younger fans of the popular book.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

February 12, 2010
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

Mildly diverting.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 6, 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
Michael Smith
Tulsa World

A safe, bland, test-marketed product made for tween mass consumption. Like most films arriving with ampersands and colons in the title, it's a bore.

Full Review Source: Tulsa World | Original Score: 2/4

February 19, 2010
Jenna Busch

My problems with it are the same as with most screen adaptations of young adult novels...they spend so much time struggling to explain the world they're creating that they forget which parts of the story people want to see...they figure that people (kids)

Full Review Source: Newsarama | Original Score: 5.5/10

February 12, 2010
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Harry Potter knockoffs don't come more transparent and slapdash than this wannabe-franchise jumpstarter directed by Chris Columbus.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

February 10, 2010
Bill Gibron

gets so many things right that when it goes astray that you kind of wish it hadn't tried in the first place

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

February 11, 2010
Thomas Leupp

Sorry Mr. Jackson, but Harry Potter you ain't.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

February 12, 2010
Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
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Has all the CGI sorcery of a Harry Potter pic, but none of the magic.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

February 12, 2010
Diva Velez

The Lightning Thief is all crass ineptitude and lost potential. Columbus' infantilizing of any character depth and use of leftover Harry Potter special effects will amuse only the smallest in your pantheon.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 12, 2010
Brian Orndorf

A clunky kid-sized epic, able to conjure colossal acts of Greek myth wonderment, but never brave enough to shut its pie hole and let the audience process the screen magic.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

February 12, 2010
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Another attempted launch of a teen-aimed franchise, but this show-boat is rowing through the motions. Seen-that, been-there fantasy-epic stuff with dialogue more wooden and hollow than the Trojan Horse.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

March 3, 2010
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Very American, very crass and very underwhelming.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

February 16, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A little bit worse than lifeless; it's clueless, like a Medusa running around with her head cut off.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 1/4

February 11, 2010
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