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Pacific Rim Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
Pacific Rim may work best in its smaller moments, a testament to director Guillermo del Toro's ability to build worlds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Roan
The Film Stage
July 11, 2016
I expected the melding of horror and humor so singular to him, not the soulless and ultimately monotonous spectacle actually delivered.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 19, 2016
Mythology is rife with giants. There are Greek Titans, Norse Jotuns, a race of giant humans that went extinct, Cyclops, Bigfoot-which giant mythology does 'Pacific Rim' tap?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 10, 2016
Pacific Rim is the most shamelessly entertaining summer movie we've seen so far this year.
J. Olson
April 16, 2016
"Pacific Rim" puts the "disaster" in "disaster movie."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mel Campbell
October 27, 2015
It's brilliant. I couldn't keep the smile off my face the whole way home.
Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes
October 11, 2015
The humans battle the kaiju both intellectually and physically, although it doesn't take long to realize that Pacific Rim is really only concerned with the latter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 15, 2015
Del Toro lives and breathes this stuff like mythopoetic oxygen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Dumb fun done smart.
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
June 11, 2014
Pacific Rim is a cut above the standard-gauge heavy-metal blockbuster, with less cynicism, more soul, a wealth of visual detail and a desperate pulse of intelligence beneath the mayhem. But it's still profoundly silly.
Ray Pride
April 8, 2014
There's so much onscreen, so much suggested but not explored or explained, almost like jam-packed Harvey Kurtzman panels from classic MAD magazines, detailed by the likes of a Romanek or Tarsem.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 19, 2014
The action is spectacular, but the thinly characterised humans who pilot the robots in mind-synched pairs inevitably get dwarfed. And without vivid heroes to root for, after a while the humungous robot-monster smackdowns lose their impact,
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Wesley Morris
January 3, 2014
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.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
December 30, 2013
Pacific Rim is a special-effects behemoth, a toy franchise with a deafeningly loud movie attached -- Transformers with an A-level.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 30, 2013
Michael Bay has made three Transformers movies, and he hasn't done one yet that was as much fun as this.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Roth Cornet
IGN Movies
December 30, 2013
Pacific Rim is, as you might expect, a visual extravaganza brimming with lush colors, state-of-the-art CGI effects and the promised robots on monsters hard-core fights to the death.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald
December 30, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
From a pure fan-boy perspective, this film packs in a great deal of energy without feeling like a stale Michael Bay film. Guillermo del Toro mixes playful energy with outstanding effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Boylan
Orlando Weekly
December 10, 2013
Bro, it comes down to this: if you can't turn the brain meat off and sit back and enjoy Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba beating the crap out of some monsters then, dude, you're the monster.
Cammila Collar
TV Guide
December 10, 2013
Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim is awesome, scary, weird, exciting, exuberant, and ridiculous -- basically everything you want from a sci-fi action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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