Avatar Reviews

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December 19, 2019
Rewatching it with fresh eyes 10 years later, the movie's pluses and minuses both rise into much starker relief. The verdict: It's...fine.
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.
September 12, 2017
Overall, Avatar was really about the jaw-dropping visual effects--that's the great thing about it.
February 14, 2012
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."
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
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 28, 2009
[Cameron] is still the king of action and suspense, the last third such a visceral whirlwind of kinetically staged mayhem my eyes almost popped right out of their sockets.
December 23, 2009
From the music to the muse, this is clearly a James Cameron flick, clearly a masterpiece, and clearly marks a revolution in blockbusters, for if you only see one film in a 3-D cinema this year, make it Avatar.
December 21, 2009
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
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 18, 2009
if it runs out of imagination and even some credibility when it comes to the plot, well, there is still enough on the screen to qualify as entertaining eye candy.
December 18, 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
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
I have seen the future of movies, and it is Avatar.
December 18, 2009
Cameron and his legion of CGI experts and skilled craftspeople have delivered a lovely, misty, dangerous world.
December 18, 2009
'Avatar' is a very big, very enjoyable, summertime action film that, much as it covers several actors in computer-generated imagery, drapes new flesh over very old bones.
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