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The Last Airbender Reviews

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John DeFore
Austin American-Statesman
July 18, 2014
There isn't a single convincing performance in the picture, and the badness of the acting is, bizarrely, pretty much in direct proportion to a character's importance.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jay Stone
July 18, 2014
The Last Airbender is not just a flop, it's a big-budget flop, and it's a throwback to that grand old genre, the movie that's so bad that it's bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John Walsh
Independent (UK)
July 18, 2014
[A] breathtakingly clueless, misconceived, stupid, humourless, unexciting, dim, dumb farrago, the worst film I've seen in years.
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 18, 2014
A quite breathtakingly inept hodge-podge of vapid spirituality, playground chopsocky and visual effects that take 3D to an entirely new level: Zero-D.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Collura
IGN Movies
July 18, 2014
Would it be more accurate to call this The Last Shyamalan Movie?
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 18, 2014
Nothing here is helped by M. Night Shyamalan's bizarre casting choices.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Alan Jones
Radio Times
July 18, 2014
Writer/director M Night Shyamalan's once glorious reputation is tarnished further by this tediously juvenile fantasy adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Perry Seibert
TV Guide
June 14, 2013
There's no third-act twist because we never get out of the first act.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeff Beck
September 25, 2012
[Shyamalan] works so much better with stories that are slower in development, where the atmosphere and tone drive the film, and where you're never quite sure what's going on (though not in the sense where you're completely confused, like this film).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dave White
April 4, 2011
This is a kid's movie that doesn't seem to realize that it's a kid's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Starnes
March 29, 2011
Bad acting, overstuffed exposition and running time far too brief for the amount of plot shoved into it reduce The Last Airbender into parody of a big summer film as Shyamalan manages to hit every single fantasy film pothole.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 9, 2011
The Last Airbender is swollen with portentous mumbo jumbo and realized in the most simplistic and mundane ways imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 1, 2011
The Last Airbender is a horrific mish-mash of genres that follows a depressingly large number of dead ends in adapting its source material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 31, 2011
Kiddie-strength action scenes drag the film down, but the kiss of death is Shyamalan's gratuitous use of earth tones and the general dull, drab look of the film. ... drastically reduces the intensity of the 3-D effects
James O'Ehley
January 18, 2011
An amateurish mess.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 4, 2011
Is it a masterpiece? Oh god no, but... I'm intrigued to see where the next film goes...
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 4, 2011
The constant references to 'benders' can't help but elicit sniggers from British audiences ... the plotting is stodgy, the dialogue stinks and the acting is wooden.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 7, 2010
As far as children's entertainment goes (and it is children's entertainment), it could be a lot worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
R. L. Shaffer
December 4, 2010
The film is an unmitigated disaster, a putrid patchwork of the original series stitched together by wretched performances, bad creative decisions and a story that's all exposition, no depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 26, 2010
Mere words can barely describe the sheer inanity on display.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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