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Avatar (2009)

Avatar (2009)

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Critic Consensus: It might be more impressive on a technical level than as a piece of storytelling, but Avatar reaffirms James Cameron's singular gift for imaginative, absorbing filmmaking.

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"Avatar" is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

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Cast

Zoe Saldana
as Neytiri
Sam Worthington
as Jake Sully
Sigourney Weaver
as Dr. Grace Augustine
Stephen Lang
as Colonel Miles Quaritch
Michelle Rodriguez
as Trudy Chacon
Giovanni Ribisi
as Parker Selfridge
Joel David Moore
as Norm Spellman
Wes Studi
as Eytukan
Laz Alonso
as Tsu 'tey
Dileep Rao
as Dr. Max Patel
Matt Gerald
as Corporal Lyle Wainfleet
Sean Anthony Moran
as Private Fike
Jason Whyte
as Cryo Vault Med Tech
Scott Lawrence
as Venture Star Crew Chief
Kelly Kilgour
as Lock Up Trooper
James Pitt
as Shuttle Pilot
Sean Patrick Murphy
as Shuttle Co-Pilot
Peter Michael Dillon
as Shuttle Crew Chief
Kevin Dorman
as Tractor Operator
Kelson Henderson
as Dragon Gunship Pilot
David Van Horn
as Dragon Gunship Gunner
Jacob Tomuri
as Dragon Gunship Navigator
Jon Curry
as Suit #2
Julene Renee
as Ambient Room Tech
Luke Hawker
as Ambient Room Tech
Woody Schultz
as Ambient Room Tech
Peter Mensah
as Horse Clan Leader
Sonia Yee
as Link Room Tech
Jahnel Curfman
as Basketball Avatar
Ilram Choi
as Basketball Avatar
Kyla Warren
as Na'vi Child
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Critic Reviews for Avatar

All Critics (298) | Top Critics (49)

Avatar is a joyous celebration of story craft and the visual possibilities of cinema. Cameron had set his sights on taking the technology of film where no one had gone before. And he delivers. Avatar is stunning. Cameron and Peter Jackson's Weta Digital h

July 7, 2010 | Rating: A

The narrative would be ho-hum without the spectacle. But what spectacle! Avatar is dizzying, enveloping, vertiginous ... I ran out of adjectives an hour into its 161 minutes.

December 21, 2009 | Full Review…

I had the feeling coming out of this movie that I haven't felt since maybe I was eleven years old in 1977 and I saw Star Wars for the first time.

December 21, 2009

It's a remote-control movie experience, a high-tech "wish you were here" scribbled on a very expensive postcard.

December 18, 2009

The most-hyped movie of the year just about merits it.

December 18, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Big money, big risk, pretty big reward. That's been his consistent pattern, and it's high time to give credit where credit is overdue: James Cameron delivers.

December 18, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Avatar

A work of groundbreaking creativity on every level, James Cameron's new movie is a unique form of art of its own. I can't find a way to compare this to any other cinematic acomplishment. This creation, let's put it that way, will change something in cinema, and we can't but aknowledge that fact. This is not a movie that tops any of the best films out there, but it is indeed a work of art, something unique that needs to be compare to nothing but few other science fiction movies such as Star Wars. It was as predictable as it can be, and the dialogue were nothing but ordinary. But Avatar made me dream like no other movies I can recall did. Cameron created nothing but a stunning experience that leaves you breathless if you are willing to go along the ride. I still can't manage to find a way how I will list this movie among this year's others, but Avatar is something great, something you absolutely have to live.

Emile Tremblay
Emile Tremblay

Super Reviewer

½

i liked the mix of actors and CGI. The story is nothing original - evil human miners killing local peace-loving population to harvest some ore - and the lowly indigenous inhabitants fighting for their planet.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

½

The technical aspects are really impressive, quite exceptional indeed, and the plot may not be too original or clever but is mostly engaging and thought-provoking, with many welcome details about the fascinating world of Pandora and its humanoid race Na'vi.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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