Avatar Reviews

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October 25, 2019
[O]nce you delve beneath the groundbreaking effects and amazing visuals, Avatar is pretty standard fare.
March 11, 2019
Avatar can hold your attention due to its visuals, but you'll find your mind drifting as what you assume is going to happen happens exactly as you thought it would.
December 6, 2018
The plot, sadly, is so predictable I found myself saying lines of dialogue before they happened.
May 15, 2018
For Avatar to stand the test of time, what really matters is the story. And here it falls short.
January 16, 2018
In my opinion, Avatar has been hyped beyond the point of forgiveness.
December 14, 2017
Learning your visuals from Jack Kirby is one thing, but too often it sounds like Cameron learned to write dialogue from the guy too.
May 26, 2013
Cameron's $300 million baby is nothing but a 5- and 10-cent snore.
November 18, 2011
February 25, 2011
Cameron knows the viewer will recognize Avatar's story from elsewhere, whether as the love affair between John Smith and Pocahontas or almost all of Ferngully and so tries to dazzle the viewer with "shock and awe."
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.
March 19, 2010
The movie looks like the kind of gaudy, 1970s airbrush painting you'd see on a van owned by your stoner friend who goes to too many Rush concerts.
March 11, 2010
For all its powerful technologies, Avatar can't get out from under its essential cardboardness.
January 29, 2010
...a big, dumb movie built to make money but hardly worthy of serious examination. Avatar isn't only critic-proof, it resists serious criticism. You might as well analyze a beach ball.
January 10, 2010
Alternates between a slurry of Franz Marc expressionism and the most elaborate Thundercats episode ever made
January 5, 2010
Avatar is overlong, dramatically two-dimensional, smug and simplistic.
January 5, 2010
Avatar is a phenomenon you can't ignore, monumentally imposing and done with extraordinary expertise - but the same could be said of the Dubai skyline, and I'm not sure that represents any future worth investing in.
December 30, 2009
But everything about the story, the setting, the dialog, and the parts that aren't purely visual is awful.
December 24, 2009
And with this, the film decade comes to a disappointing conclusion.
December 24, 2009
Breaks technological ground with stunning visuals, but disappoints on story and characters - which still do matter.
December 24, 2009
In spite of the amazing effects, it's yet another lemon from Cameron...
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