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The Dark Crystal Reviews

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April 27, 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 21, 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
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 15, 2010
A fantastic, but more intense Muppet adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 14, 2007
An extraordinary, often mesmerizing achievement of design and performance that's held back by an underdeveloped script and a milquetoast leading character.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 30, 2007
Crystal is a miraculous rush of innovation and storytelling patience, and, in the last 25 years, the film has grown from a 1982 misfire, to a cult wonder, to a bona-fide classic that's timeless in stature and masterful in execution.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 15, 2006
Points to the Henson team for trying to broaden the scope of their creatures -- and there's little denying that this particular flick still seems to hold up pretty darn well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 8, 2006
Os personagens são bem realizados e animados, mas o roteiro, além de plagiar O Senhor dos Anéis, é burocrático e pouco envolvente.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 12, 2005
This ersatz Tolkien with puppets looks and plays like ersatz Tolkien with puppets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 7, 2005
You have to love a fantasy whose greatest peril is the Bog of Eternal Stench.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2004
The screenplay by David Odell, based on a story by Mr. Henson, is without any narrative drive whatever. It's without charm as well as interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 3, 2004
Comes off as an overblown puppet show.
| Original Score: D
May 22, 2004
Ponderous, yet unique and strangely charming.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2004
A leap into the darker side of Jim Henson's imagination, a wonderful movie.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 18, 2003
One of the most imaginative films I've ever seen, a fitting tribute to the brilliant career of the late master puppeteer, Jim Henson.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 18, 2002
Yeah, the puppets look neat; too bad the story's stupid and the voice-acting sucks.
September 17, 2002
One of Henson's shining moments in modern-day cinema
| Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2002
It's a story as old as time redone in books and films over and over again. But this one's got the one-of-a-kind Henson vision and style.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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