The Last Airbender Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 25, 2012
[Shyamalan] works so much better with stories that are slower in development, where the atmosphere and tone drive the film, and where you're never quite sure what's going on (though not in the sense where you're completely confused, like this film).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2010
$150,000,000 well wasted. The Last Airbender is an insult to those wanting sophisticated, entertaining or even competent cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 1, 2011
The Last Airbender is a horrific mish-mash of genres that follows a depressingly large number of dead ends in adapting its source material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 29, 2011
Bad acting, overstuffed exposition and running time far too brief for the amount of plot shoved into it reduce The Last Airbender into parody of a big summer film as Shyamalan manages to hit every single fantasy film pothole.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
It seems as if a good film could be made out of The Last Airbender's tale. But this is not that film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
September 19, 2010
The worst part is undoubtedly the script, which clunks and groans all the way under the weight of it's own exposition - tragically and unforgivably, it fails to tell a good story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Sexton
This is London
August 19, 2010
How did Shyamalan get it so wrong?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Beth Wilson
Trespass
September 15, 2010
A big ol' mess of atrocious acting and terrible scripting, The Last Airbender is a definite nominee for worst film of 2010.
Andreas Heinemann
Flicks.co.nz
September 22, 2010
Why do the water tribe have so much difficulty defeating their fire opponents when the battle takes place on the ocean?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
June 30, 2010
Even in 3D, [it's] one-dimensional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 30, 2010
The battles are only slightly more exciting than the exposition, the acting is laughable, and the characters are flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
July 1, 2010
Shyamalan saps all the humor and energy from the fantasy adventure so that the Nickelodeon cartoon on which it's based has more life than the live-action big-screen adaptation.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 30, 2010
This colossal folly, the fiasco of the summer of 2010 - gives us all a ringside seat at the sight of Mr. "I See Dead People's" career gurgling down the drain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
July 1, 2010
The most well-rounded failure of the year so far.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 18, 2014
Nothing here is helped by M. Night Shyamalan's bizarre casting choices.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
July 16, 2010
The Last Airbender completes writer/co-producer/director M. Night Shyamalan's fall from grace; once regarded as the most exciting talent in film, he now sits pretty as the laughing stock of Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
August 12, 2010
I swiftly became bored with a repetitive and laboured film devoid of drama, tension or real emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
August 13, 2010
Some of the performances are wooden, creating repeated moments of unintentional hilarity that cut through the dramatic tension.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 30, 2010
The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 1, 2010
This is bad filmmaking and bad storytelling. It also sounds what should be the death knell to M. Night Shyamalan's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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