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Maze Runner: The Death Cure Reviews

January 26, 2018
"Maze Runner" pushes it to the limit and ultimately ends up spent.
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January 26, 2018
The Maze Runner is the rare series that has improved with each installment, expanding beyond the organic pen of the first film into a bigger and more thrillingly realized science fiction sandbox.
January 26, 2018
It's...not great. But it's better than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2018
The Death Cure is a grim, half-hearted farewell to this wave of young-adult dystopias.
January 26, 2018
Cheers to star Dylan O'Brien for returning to complete his starring role after his serious stunt injury in Maze 2, but the third time's a yawn for this YA dystopia series
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2018
As easy as it is to criticize the script's broad strokes and improbable getaway schemes, it's hard to argue with the lessons it imparts: Be loyal, be brave, leave no friend behind.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 26, 2018
Teen lit will be back, but "The Death Cure" is lost in a maze of its own design.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 25, 2018
Rarely can I remember a movie filled with so many miraculous rescues and associated contrivances.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 25, 2018
For better and for worse, it's an overwhelming experience. And just when you think it's over, there's another coda, and then another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 25, 2018
While a reliance on obvious feelings doesn't make for great Oscar bait, it certainly drives a taut, wholly enjoyable action flick, such as "The Death Cure."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 25, 2018
The third and final entry in the sci-fi series based on the books by James Dashner will give fans of the first two exactly what they're looking for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 25, 2018
"The Death Cure" is the biggest budgeted, most bloated and longest running entry for the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 25, 2018
The overlong movie lurches from chase to battle to soul-searching quietude - and then back again - in frustratingly generic action-movie style. It's just one darn thing after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 25, 2018
By this point, the franchise has come to rely less on suspense and more on high-speed chases over rugged terrain, generic zombie scare moments and ho-hum virus fixes.
January 25, 2018
While the final Maze Runner is a rough go at times, it nevertheless sticks the landing, with a forgivable bit of wobble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 25, 2018
In the end, "The Death Cure" makes for thrilling, if not deep-reaching, entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 25, 2018
If only the story line and setting were equal to the more compelling bits of character interplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 25, 2018
It's watchable, often surprisingly fun, and largely devoid of personality.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 24, 2018
Interminable dull stretches blunt the impact of undeniably exciting action sequences, making the series finale unlikely to leave even fans wanting more.
January 24, 2018
As silly as they sound, these movies are pretty well made, capable of outsize action and teary intimacy.
January 24, 2018
There's really little point in investing more thought in this movie than the filmmakers, is there?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 24, 2018
There are surprises, but of the dopey kind.
January 23, 2018
I thought it would never end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 18, 2018
"I know it's hard, but act like you've seen it before," one character says to gawking young hero Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) on arrival. Not hard at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 18, 2018
Though set in a post-apocalyptic universe, this uneven and unwieldy Maze Runner finale reeks of 2012.
January 18, 2018
The script is just so-so, but Ball's directorial eye, clear in the first "Maze Runner" film though largely AWOL in the second, saves the third and final adventure from its own bloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 17, 2018
This is the sort of action film where the bad guys often hold their fire for no discernible reason, and are terrible at dodging things, but if one suspends one's disbelief long enough, they're rewarded with a rollicking, highly competent popcorn movie.
January 17, 2018
Just when you think things are being wrapped up, they come unwrapped, and the picture goes on for another 40 minutes, prolonging your pain with a sadism that would make even the movie's sneering villain feel a bit guilty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2018
"The Death Cure" may not be able to fully overcome its fundamental childishness, but its director grows up right before our eyes. Here's hoping that his next trilogy is more worthy of his talents.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 17, 2018
"Death Cure" is the most successful entry in the franchise by far. It may be too late to turn the cultural tide on the genre, but it comes as a relief to see at least one series manage to stick the landing.
January 17, 2018
The stunts, the explosions and the chases are all exciting and elaborately mounted; there's just not much of a movie to go with them.