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The Dark Crystal Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 3, 2004
Comes off as an overblown puppet show.
| Original Score: D
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 12, 2005
This ersatz Tolkien with puppets looks and plays like ersatz Tolkien with puppets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 18, 2002
Yeah, the puppets look neat; too bad the story's stupid and the voice-acting sucks.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
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
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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
Emanuel Levy
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
One of Henson's shining moments in modern-day cinema
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 22, 2004
Ponderous, yet unique and strangely charming.
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Cole Smithey
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
A fantastic, but more intense Muppet adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
January 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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