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Pacific Rim (2013)

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Critic Consensus: It may sport more style than substance, but Pacific Rim is a solid modern creature feature bolstered by fantastical imagery and an irresistible sense of fun.

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When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. (c) Warner Bros

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Cast

Charlie Hunnam
as Raleigh Becket
Idris Elba
as Stacker Pentecost
Rinko Kikuchi
as Mako Mori
Diego Klattenhoff
as Yancy Becket
Charlie Day
as Dr. Newton Geiszler
Burn Gorman
as Gottlieb
Max Martini
as Herc Hansen
Robert Kazinsky
as Chuck Hansen
Clifton Collins Jr.
as Ops Tendo Choi
Ron Perlman
as Hannibal Chau
Brad William Henke
as Construction Foreman
Larry Joe Campbell
as Construction Worker
Mana Ashida
as Young Mako
Santiago Segura
as Wizened Man
Joe Pingue
as Captain Merrit
Brian Frank
as 1st Officer
Ellen McLain
as Gipsy Danger AI
David Fox
as Old Man on Beach
Robin Thomas
as American UN Representative
Julian Barnes
as British UN Representative
David Richmond-Peck
as Canadian UN Representative
Charles Luu
as Wei Tang Triplet
Lance Lu
as Wei Tang Triplet
Lance Luu
as Wei Tang Triplet
Mark Luu
as Wei Tang Triplet
Robert Maillet
as Lt. S. Kaidanovsky
Heather Doerksen
as Lt. A. Kaidanovsky
Joshua Peace
as Officer
Victoria Marie
as Chinese Girl in Anti-Kaiju Refuge
Roger Wong
as Man in Anti-Kaiju Refuge
J.C. Kenny
as TV Reporter
J. C. Kenny
as TV Reporter
Jane Watson
as Raleigh and Yancy's Mom
Robert Morse
as Raleigh and Yancy's Dad
Paul Wyers
as Young Raleigh
Tyler Stevenson
as Young Yancy
Mike Chute
as Saltchuck Crew
Duncan McLeod
as Saltchuck Crew
Louis Paquette
as Saltchuck Crew
Matthew G. Taylor
as Saltchuck Crew
Terry Belleville
as UN Representative
Frank T. Nakashima
as UN Representative
Farzad Sadrian
as UN Representative
Mishu Vellani
as UN Representative
Clive Walton
as UN Representative
Peter Kosaka
as Young Mako's Father
Yiren Stark
as Young Mako's Mother
Hubert Tran
as Asian Boy
Trek Buccino
as Young Newt
Drew Adkins
as Young Gottlieb
Kelvin Lum
as Hannibal Chau Thug
Soo David Chum Ling
as Hannibal Chau Thug
Randy Lee
as Hannibal Chau Thug
Jung Yul Kim
as Hannibal Chau Thug
Kaelyn Wong
as Hannibal Chau Thug
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All Critics (264) | Top Critics (49)

Del Toro is a dreamer. He's a visionary. If you give him a pile of money to make enormous robots fight enormous monsters at the end of civilization, he will work to make Pacific Rim a movie that makes you feel all the enormousness.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

It is possible to applaud Pacific Rim for the efficacy of its business model while deploring the tale that has been engendered -- long, loud, dark, and very wet. You might as well watch the birth of an elephant.

Full Review… | July 18, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

A ridiculously entertaining (and often just plain ridiculous) monster-robot movie that plays like that "Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots" game from the 1960s.

Full Review… | July 12, 2013
Richard Roeper.com
Top Critic

Its visual achievements notwithstanding, Pacific Rim's greatest breakthrough may be that it's the first Hollywood blockbuster to sport a title less descriptive of its plot than of its intended market.

Full Review… | July 12, 2013
The Atlantic
Top Critic

It's as if Del Toro neuro-linked with a robot and then couldn't figure out how to work the controls -- and so watched impotently as the machine made the major creative decisions.

Full Review… | July 12, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

All the unpredictability of professional wrestling plus the magic of synchronized Stairmasters -- that's what I got out of the vaunted spectacle of Pacific Rim.

Full Review… | July 12, 2013
Orange County Register
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Pacific Rim

½

A dazzling visual spectacle that combines top-notch visual effects and a lot of fun in a way that should make any Michael Bay ashamed - and Del Toro employs a large depth of field for most of the movie, which makes it look amazing in IMAX 3D, even if it is converted.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

In the wrong hands, ''Pacific Rim'' would've been a massive misfire. However, with visionary Guillermo del Toro at the helm, the result proves to be a satisfying blockbuster with great action, high stakes and likeable characters.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

It is strange that despite the fact that there was a lot going on, I felt terribly bored. I was constantly checking my time and was more entertained by my popcorn than anything else. Pacific Rim offers nothing in the line of story and character. It is also upsetting that it tries to get dramatic when it should've stayed clear from that department. All of the battle scenes were in a dark and rainy environment, making them difficult to watch. This was a predictable mess of a movie, and I am astounded to see it get such positive ratings. Had Michael Bay's name been on the movie instead of del Toro's I am almost certain this would've flopped.

Nikhil Nandu
Nikhil Nandu

Super Reviewer

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