The Maze Runner (2014)



Critic Consensus: With strong acting, a solid premise, and a refreshingly dark approach to its dystopian setting, The Maze Runner stands out from the crowded field of YA sci-fi adventures.

Movie Info

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner. (c) Fox

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: James Dashner, Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers, T.S. Nowlin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 16, 2014
Box Office: $102.4M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for The Maze Runner

All Critics (145) | Top Critics (33)

A charismatic lead helps tamp down the more generic elements of the story of a young man forced to scour a seemingly-endless maze to find a way out for everyone trapped against their will.

Full Review… | April 13, 2015
Cinema Sight

You get less than a full explanation at the end about what it all was about. Never mind, we already know that a sequel is on the way.

Full Review… | March 11, 2015
Movie Chambers

A well-executed thriller and is certainly the best YA adaptation since the last 'Hunger Games' film.

Full Review… | December 10, 2014
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

... may ultimately be a better film when examined in the context of its potential successors, but taken on its own, it's a puzzling tease.

Full Review… | October 31, 2014

It's briskly-paced, well acted and action packed. And as this is mostly a boys-only affair, we don't get bogged down by a tiresome romance.

Full Review… | October 30, 2014
Daily Star

Shows an impressive turn of speed in places but runs out of puff before the finishing line.

Full Review… | October 26, 2014
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Audience Reviews for The Maze Runner


A bunch of running around to what purpose? And why does everything have to be so damned dark!

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Totally fine. Is that enough to say about this movie? Yes. Yes it is.

Julie B

Super Reviewer


It's "The Hunger Games" mixed with "Lord of The Files"... except that any message it might have is missing due to the open-ended and unsatisfying conclusion. For those like me who have not read the books, you will feel frustrated by the lack of answers or clear hints about where it's all going. Nevertheless, the film was exciting at times, it's set in an intriguing world I'd like to know more about, and I found Dylan O'Brien's quite likable.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

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