The Dark Crystal Reviews

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September 9, 2019
Though the puppet technology wasn't adequate in 1982 for Jim Henson's imagination, Dark Crystal still possesses an innate, undeniable magic.
August 28, 2019
The story is unoriginal, but the images are quite inventive. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 21, 2019
The puppetry is incredible. Unbelievable how fluid it is with such great attention to detail
May 2, 2019
As narrative, the incidents in The Dark Crystal are unremarkable; as the excuse for special effects, fanciful decor and eccentric characters, they do nicely enough.
May 2, 2019
Jim Henson and Frank Oz... designed and directed this 1983 film, in which no human actors appear (except as crude long-shot doubles for the animated figures); it's a cute gimmick, but the puppets are so stiff and inexpressive that the film drops dead.
May 2, 2019
In many ways it's a flawed masterpiece, which shows much more imagination than it's ultimately able to deliver on.
May 2, 2019
The Dark Crystal has an ethereal alien quality to its startling visions, far removed from the Earth-bound contours of traditional fairy tales.
May 2, 2019
The Dark Crystal remains a wonderfully crafted adventure from a simpler time.
May 2, 2019
Although The Dark Crystal emerged from the darker side of his imagination, it's still a mesmerising picture that will enchant older children and adults alike.
May 2, 2019
The story is a standard fairy-tale concoction, but the New Agey philosophy about healing and heroism makes for a classic Henson story, all heart and rapturous wonder at the world's incredible possibilities.
May 2, 2019
Filled with imagination and fanciful designs, The Dark Crystal is a film unlike any other.
May 2, 2019
It's sad thatchances are we'll never see anything like this again as CGI becomes more and more advanced.
April 28, 2018
A children's fantasy film so enjoyable, imaginative and devoid of cuteness that you want to shake the hand of each individual member of the huge team of collaborators.
February 22, 2018
The Dark Crystal is well and truly a classic of its time, and it's a classic that's most certainly stood the test of time
May 26, 2015
The Skeksis, evil creatures seeking to solidify their power, retain their ability to frighten young children, and no amount of exposure to modern media seems adequate as a defence.
December 15, 2010
A fantastic, but more intense Muppet adventure.
October 18, 2008
The Dark Crystal, besides being a dazzling technological and artistic achievement by a band of talented artists and performers... that could teach a lesson in morality to youngsters at the same time it is entertaining their parents.
May 23, 2008
A wonderfully invented world full of characters that transcend their puppet limitations thanks to the energy and creativity of the Jim Hansen and Frank Oz team of puppeteers and voice actors
February 23, 2008
September 21, 2007
A distant, uninvolving experience … characters and emotions, even by the archetypal standards of high fantasy, never come to life, and the overarching mythology seems too self-consciously contrived.
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