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June 22, 2013
Avatar showed me something I have never seen before. It reminded me of what movies can do, of what they're capable of, of what the experience of sitting down for three hours in a dark room can really mean.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 26, 2013
Cameron's $300 million baby is nothing but a 5- and 10-cent snore.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 3, 2013
This sci-fi epic would be a masterpiece if judged solely on its technical merits.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 3, 2013
Cameron is flexing his creative muscles, but the film never overcomes the nagging feeling that he's also simply going through the motions.
September 29, 2012
Piercing the hype, Avatar may not be a "game changer", but I'll be damned if the game didn't just get a hell of a lot more interesting from here on in.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 24, 2012
While it wasn't the most original narrative, it serves the film well, even if it was merely a template for Cameron to show us this gorgeous world and its landscapes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 6, 2012
Planet Pandora's plant and animal life is done with a wonder that has been often absent from fiction screens.
September 30, 2011
It's both wildly original and hauntingly familiar, like Dances With Wolves in a galaxy far, far away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2011
It is far too long and the romance is half-hearted. Still, you'd have to travel very far to feel so fully immersed in another world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 11, 2011
It's good. It should have been better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 3, 2011
It may not change the world, but it'll certainly provide enjoyment to many millions of people all over it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 28, 2010
As a fantasy epic, Avatar is an undeniable victory ... but outside of the narrow confines of immersion he's managed, it's also quite limited.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
December 7, 2010
The nature scenes are nothing short of magical in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 4, 2010
Spiritually moving, visually daring and emotionally stirring, Avatar is classic storytelling at its very best.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 20, 2010
"Avatar" looks amazing on Blu-ray. If the plot wasn't so pedestrian, it could have been a great film. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: 5
November 6, 2010
If you ever wondered what a live-action Hayao Miyazaki film would look like, Avatar is a damn good approximation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 27, 2010
You can feel Cameron's anger and his passion every time a Na'vi roars. The most exhilarating moments are those when you can feel the director urging his actors to let go completely, to become furious, and to unleash hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2010
For all the justifiable knocks on James Cameron's writing, his personal investment in any project is never in doubt. With "Avatar," his passion for pushing the very possibilities of film as a medium pays off. Here's hoping we see him again before 2021.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 7, 2010
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
Read More | Original Score: A
July 6, 2010
If cinema is pure escapism, then Avatar provides the ultimate journey to a world unlike anything seen before it, with a deep spiritual core giving substance to its most impressive display of style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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