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Pacific Rim Reviews

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Max Nelson
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
Feels like it's always struggling to break through the screen-if only to grab you by the scruff of the neck and drag you in.
M. Faust
October 25, 2013
There was a time when I would have considered Pacific Rim the greatest movie ever made. But then I turned 12.
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
October 20, 2013
Pacific Rim is the perfect example of how to make an effective summer blockbuster. It has heart, brains and enough action and explosions to shock and awe just about anyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 15, 2013
A blockbuster of substance and depth...
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 15, 2013
The plot is well designed considering how silly the movie really is. Credit that to Guillermo Del Toro. He obviously put a lot of though into the picture, but it's still a basic action film, and the selling point is giant robots battling giant monsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Urbancich
Your Movies (
August 17, 2013
If it sounds kinda fun, please know it is, with those aforementioned scientists (TV faces Charlie Day and Burn Gorman) creating some laughs with their goofy nature of oneupsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 12, 2013
...a punishing ordeal that just might mark the nadir of the modern big-budget blockbuster...
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
August 9, 2013
Impossível deixarmos a sala de projeção sem uma sensação clara de caloroso retorno à infância.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Keyes
August 8, 2013
Fueled by an ambition that channels enthusiasm for characters and narrative details above the high-octane action, and driven by visual effects that are a compliment to those traits rather than a distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 2, 2013
the attention to social detail, as well as the film's visual punch, makes Pacific Rim more than a monsters-on-the-rampage movie--although it is certainly that, as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 1, 2013
It's del Toro's squarest, least interesting film. It's as if the sense of fun and wonder collapsed beneath the gargantuism of the budget, in an esthetic equivalent of the square-cube law that makes the story's monsters impossible in real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
July 21, 2013
It's stupid but I liked it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
July 19, 2013
Monster action with minor smarts...the fatigue factor sets in early, especially without much humor and only corny asides available to balance the onslaught.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
July 19, 2013
It's the movie Transformers should have been, treating the lizard-brain appeal of a fight between humongous critters with the respect it deserves.
| Original Score: 8/10
Michael Burgin
Paste Magazine
July 19, 2013
A movie that both distills and perfects the tradition from which it's drawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.2/10
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
July 19, 2013
Giant robots and ugly sea monsters stave off disaster for Del Toro's latest
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
July 19, 2013
My inner 10-year old thought "Pacific Rim" was totally cool, engaging and entertaining. My current, outer 45-year old thinks it best not to think too hard about the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 18, 2013
Beyond the brink but an entertainment just the same. If you have the same reaction I did about the time issue, you may start thinking you'll never get home. But, once you do, you'll have a lot to talk about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
July 18, 2013
Guillermo del Toro delivers on the special effects but the plot is a little weak.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
July 18, 2013
In many ways this is the best giant monster film ever made. And in many ways it should have been better.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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