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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
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.
Mel Campbell
October 27, 2015
It's brilliant. I couldn't keep the smile off my face the whole way home.
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.
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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.
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.
| 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
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
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.
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
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
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