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Labyrinth Reviews

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Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot
September 26, 2016
Even after 30 years, Labyrinth remains a fantasy classic, utilizing its beloved characters, unique creature and set designs, and a charming performance from David Bowie to deliver a memorable film filled with magical elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 10, 2016
One of the undeniable triumphs of pure fantasy in live-action cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 20, 2013
A wonderful eighties fantasy gem...
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013
If, like most of its fans who caught up with the film through VHS and afternoon television airings on the ABC, then seeing it on the big screen will surely rank as one of the most eye-opening, fantastical experiences of the year.
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
April 4, 2012
Labyrinth has stood the test of time astonishingly well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
Muppet creator Jim Henson went dark, but not too serious in this entertaining, but meandering trifle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Surreal coming-of-age fantasy -- with Muppets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
September 26, 2009
Henson's vision and the wonderful bag of puppetry tricks he turns to are enough to make "Labyrinth" a winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
September 21, 2007
Plays like The Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland crossed with a middling episode of "The Muppet Show" guest-starring David Bowie … suffers from a distinct lack of charm.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 9, 2007
An innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has all the components of classic myth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 2, 2007
Unfortunately, this contemporary (at least, for the era) fairy tale, directed and co-written by Muppets creator Jim Henson, never sets a timely tone beyond the 1980s. It remains disappointingly tethered to yesteryear.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 25, 2007
The chaotic narrative proceeds in fits and starts, and the sights and sounds are often dated, but somehow the film's wit and wonder linger in the mind.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 29, 2007
Henson's imagination is boundless. But his movie has no pep. It's a dream in neutral.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 14, 2007
A real masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, an absolutely gorgeous children's fantasy movie.
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
November 15, 2006
A long and colorful quest filled with crazy critters and creative set design.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
A made-for-kids movie with just enough weird stuff in it to appeal to teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gregory Weinkauf
▄berCinÚ
November 3, 2005
Could I possibly love a movie any more than this?
| Original Score: 5/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
June 28, 2005
A trip, for sure, but a worthy one.
| Original Score: 5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 14, 2005
It's be pretty good if it weren't for the nonsensical songs.
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
June 24, 2004
Great production design; if only the ending weren't so lame.
| Original Score: 3/5
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