Avatar Reviews

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January 16, 2018
In my opinion, Avatar has been hyped beyond the point of forgiveness.
November 18, 2011
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
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
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.
December 18, 2009
It is cool. But all this "change the way you look at films" hype is just that. While Avatar is impressively seamless, you're never fooled. This doesn't look like a documentary film; it looks like a video game.
December 18, 2009
Pandora is still a good place to park yourself for three hours.
December 18, 2009
Not only does Cameron blur the line between reality and CGI, he's at once jingoistic and anti-hawk. Right-wingers will feel welcomed in the first half, the left-brained will be vindicated by the climax.
December 18, 2009
Cameron's signature achievement may have been to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the oldest of all Hollywood maxims: all the money in the world is no subsitute for fresh ideas and a solid script.
December 18, 2009
Avatar, essentially, is a film we've seen before, boldly made to look like nothing we've seen before. It is truly the Star Wars of our age.
December 18, 2009
The effects of Avatar are certainly something to see, especially on an Imax screen the size of an upended football field. But it's difficult to tell if the game has really been changed or not.
December 18, 2009
Mr. Cameron's singular vision has upped the ante for filmed entertainment, and given us a travelogue unlike any other. I wouldn't want to live on Pandora, mainly because of the bad air, but I'm glad to have paid it a visit.
December 17, 2009
This is the most technically amazing motion picture to have arrived on screens in many years.
December 17, 2009
An ambitious, fully immersive cinematic experience.
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