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The Last Airbender Reviews

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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...
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 6, 2010
It is no surprise to me it is doing a better business at the box office than most experts anticipated.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matthew Sorrento
Bright Lights Film Journal
July 2, 2010
Fantasy works best off linear narrative clarity, while many scene transitions whirl like air in the hands of Aang. Yet, Night ignites the separate moments with visual magic worthy of his mythology.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
July 1, 2010
It captivated my imagination.
Prairie Miller
July 1, 2010
An exotic 3D battle of the boys blockbuster, teeming with dazzling, exotic imagery. Though a bit on the wet side as drenched seafaring adversaries and awful adult role models kept in line by unruly children, collide. I See Damp People.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
July 1, 2010
Shyamalan has taken what could have been a big, flashy, generic Hollywood production and made it wholly his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Stephanie Zacharek
July 1, 2010
The Last Airbender, for all its Shyamalan-style grandiosity, is completely harmless and inoffensive, and at the very least, Shyamalan appears to be having a little fun here.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
July 1, 2010
Using the backbone of the Nickelodeon series, Shyamalan succeeds in developing a story with a deep mythology -- something he failed to do with Lady in the Water.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 1, 2010
The Last Airbender is one of the most visually luscious and exhilarating entertainments I have seen this year, full of giddy fireworks and kinetic pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Scott Bowles
USA Today
June 30, 2010
He hasn't mastered the craft yet, but M. Night Shyamalan may be on to something with this action-movie thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joshua Tyler
June 30, 2010
It's worth putting up with M. Night the writer to enjoy the work of M. Night the director.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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