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Pacific Rim Reviews

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August 17, 2017
The film is basically a 10-year-old boy's fantasy with a $220-million budget.
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
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
May 10, 2016
Pacific Rim is the most shamelessly entertaining summer movie we've seen so far this year.
October 27, 2015
It's brilliant. I couldn't keep the smile off my face the whole way home.
July 15, 2015
Del Toro lives and breathes this stuff like mythopoetic oxygen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2015
Dumb fun done smart.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
October 15, 2013
A blockbuster of substance and depth...
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
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
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