Pacific Rim (2013)

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Critic Consensus: It may sport more style than substance, but Pacific Rim is a solid modern creature feature bolstered by fantastical imagery and an irresistible sense of fun.


Movie Info

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Patrick Melton , Marcus Dunstan , Travis Beacham , Guillermo del Toro
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 15, 2013
Box Office: $101.8M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Raleigh Becket

as Stacker Pentecost

as Mako Mori

as Yancy Becket

as Dr. Newton Geiszler

as Gottlieb

as Herc Hansen

as Chuck Hansen

as Ops Tendo Choi

as Hannibal Chau

as Construction Foreman

as Construction Worker

as Young Mako

as Wizened Man

as Captain Merrit

as 1st Officer

as Gipsy Danger AI

as Old Man on Beach

as American UN Represen...

as British UN Represent...

as Canadian UN Represen...

as Wei Tang Triplet

as Wei Tang Triplet

as Wei Tang Triplet

as Wei Tang Triplet

as Lt. S. Kaidanovsky

as Lt. A. Kaidanovsky

as Officer

as Chinese Girl in Anti...

as Man in Anti-Kaiju Re...

as TV Reporter

as TV Reporter

as Raleigh and Yancy's ...

as Raleigh and Yancy's ...

as Young Raleigh

as Young Yancy

as Saltchuck Crew

as Saltchuck Crew

as Saltchuck Crew

as Saltchuck Crew

as UN Representative

as UN Representative

as UN Representative

as UN Representative

as UN Representative

as Young Mako's Father

as Young Mako's Mother

as Asian Boy

as Young Newt

as Young Gottlieb

as Hannibal Chau Thug

as Hannibal Chau Thug

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Critic Reviews for Pacific Rim

All Critics (254) | Top Critics (47)

Del Toro is a dreamer. He's a visionary. If you give him a pile of money to make enormous robots fight enormous monsters at the end of civilization, he will work to make Pacific Rim a movie that makes you feel all the enormousness.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

Pacific Rim is a cut above the standard-gauge heavy-metal blockbuster, with less cynicism, more soul, a wealth of visual detail and a desperate pulse of intelligence beneath the mayhem. But it's still profoundly silly.

Full Review… | June 11, 2014
Maclean's Magazine

There's so much onscreen, so much suggested but not explored or explained, almost like jam-packed Harvey Kurtzman panels from classic MAD magazines, detailed by the likes of a Romanek or Tarsem.

Full Review… | April 8, 2014
Newcity

The action is spectacular, but the thinly characterised humans who pilot the robots in mind-synched pairs inevitably get dwarfed. And without vivid heroes to root for, after a while the humungous robot-monster smackdowns lose their impact,

Full Review… | January 19, 2014
Movie Talk

Pacific Rim is a special-effects behemoth, a toy franchise with a deafeningly loud movie attached -- Transformers with an A-level.

Full Review… | December 30, 2013
Independent

Michael Bay has made three Transformers movies, and he hasn't done one yet that was as much fun as this.

Full Review… | December 30, 2013
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Pacific Rim

½

In the wrong hands, ''Pacific Rim'' would've been a massive misfire. However, with visionary Guillermo del Toro at the helm, the result proves to be a satisfying blockbuster with great action, high stakes and likeable characters.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

It is strange that despite the fact that there was a lot going on, I felt terribly bored. I was constantly checking my time and was more entertained by my popcorn than anything else. Pacific Rim offers nothing in the line of story and character. It is also upsetting that it tries to get dramatic when it should've stayed clear from that department. All of the battle scenes were in a dark and rainy environment, making them difficult to watch. This was a predictable mess of a movie, and I am astounded to see it get such positive ratings. Had Michael Bay's name been on the movie instead of del Toro's I am almost certain this would've flopped.

Nikhil N.
Nikhil Nandu

Super Reviewer

Don't know why, but neither the story nor the execution appealed to me. Maybe because I'd formed an opinion about it before going for it. Hardly worked as a time-pass. To be fair enough, 1/5.

imrealgod
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

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