Pacific Rim

2013

Pacific Rim

Critics 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.

72%

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Total Count: 286

77%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 193,757
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Movie Info

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
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
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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Critic Reviews for Pacific Rim

All Critics (286) | Top Critics (52) | Fresh (205) | Rotten (81)

  • 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.

    Jan 3, 2014 | Full Review…
  • In essence, Pacific Rim features a series of Godzilla monsters battle an ever dwindling number of Transformers, layered over the plot from Independence Day, only dumber.

    Dec 30, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 18, 2013 | Full Review…
  • A ridiculously entertaining (and often just plain ridiculous) monster-robot movie that plays like that "Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots" game from the 1960s.

    Jul 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 12, 2013 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 12, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pacific Rim

  • Mar 28, 2016
    Wonderfully stupid and unabashedly entertaining, Pacific Rim should be recognized as a standard for blockbuster filmmaking at it's finest thanks to likable characters, a focused script, stunning visual effects, and world building that stands high with some of the best science fiction films ever.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2015
    Godzilla meets Transformers in this robots-hitting-monsters actioner. The set pieces are often exciting and some of the "tech" in this world is interesting, but Charlie Hunnam is woefully miscast as the lead (and he has a terrible wandering accent) and the personal dramas are badly written. It's about half successful overall.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2014
    Don't know why, but neither the story nor the execution appealed to me. Maybe because I'd formed an opinion about it before going for it. Hardly worked as a time-pass. To be fair enough, 1/5.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Feb 23, 2014
    I thought this was going to be the dumbest movie ever, or at least a really bad Transformers ripoff, but this was surprisingly good. What's really funny is that this film's cast is composed almost entirely of TV show actors. We're talking people from Sons of Anarchy, Homeland, Always Sunny, Torchwood, and the Unit. But it all works out surprisingly well. Charlie Hunnam is a fantastic choice for the protagonist. Anyway, the action is phenomenal, and the storytelling is pretty solid. I wouldn't mind seeing another one of these in the future.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer

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