The Dark Crystal - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Dark Crystal Reviews

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
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
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
A fantastic, but more intense Muppet adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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
Cole Smithey
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
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
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
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
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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
Nicolas Lacroix
May 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
April 26, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 22, 2004
Ponderous, yet unique and strangely charming.
| Original Score: 3/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
March 27, 2004
A leap into the darker side of Jim Henson's imagination, a wonderful movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
January 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
One of Henson's shining moments in modern-day cinema
| Original Score: 3/5
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