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Pacific Rim Reviews

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J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 16, 2016
"Pacific Rim" puts the "disaster" in "disaster movie."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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-
Rodrigo Perez
The Playlist
July 12, 2013
...Pacific Rim is rather generic, familiar and cliche-ridden; ambitious ideas and spectacular designs wrapped up in a banal and tediously told story that's as clamorous, loud and disorienting as any Michael Bay movie...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
July 12, 2013
A morass of metallic mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Vincent Mancini
FilmDrunk
July 11, 2013
A jumble of grating caricatures shouting dopey lines at each other in a film with no real sense of cause and effect. It was like watching a nerd play with his dolls for two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
July 9, 2013
PACIFIC RIM speaks the disaster language of the original Godzilla, yearns to be in the same league as Star Wars; but unfortunately its style over substance ethos delivers Transformers results.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emma Simmonds
The List
July 11, 2013
The action quickly becomes repetitive and del Toro and Travis Beacham's screenplay is so humourless and cliché-riddled that the cast buckle under the strain ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
July 15, 2013
Del Toro's visual sensibilities have survived his transfer from the arthouse of Pan's Labyrinth, but his interest in plot quirk or character originality has not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
July 11, 2013
It's dumb because it's about giant monsters fighting giant robots. But it's awesome because, well, it's about giant monsters fighting giant robots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
July 12, 2013
If it's human drama you like ... you'll be less richly served.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
July 11, 2013
Pacific Rim might not be the worst large-scale blockbuster of summer 2013, but it's the one that seems proudest of its stupidity
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
July 11, 2013
The spectacle is distancing and even though it may have been unintentional, there is subtext in Pacific Rim and it is not fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
July 8, 2013
Glorified Power Rangers specials don't need to unfold over 131 endless minutes.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
July 12, 2013
Excessively repetitive throughout the 131-minute running time, Mexican-born Guillermo Del Toro directs as if he's got a career death wish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
July 8, 2013
Whenever the jaegers and the kaiju throw down in Pacific Rim, it's at night in the pouring rain - unless they're both at the bottom of the ocean. What's the point, exactly, of cutting-edge CG monsters filmed in a way where we can barely see them?
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 11, 2013
My head is still ringing, and hurting, from long stretches of this aliens vs. robots extravaganza that are no better than the worst brain-pounders of the genre.
Simon Foster
Screen-Space
July 13, 2013
In an American summer season of less-than-stellar efforts so far, Pacific Rim is not the worst of the bunch but it is clearly the film that falls furthest from its inherent potential.
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
James Rocchi
ScreenCrush
July 10, 2013
Monsters versus robots .. with no room for characters or story or anything other than shiny metal and roaring bulk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Tim Grierson
Screen International
July 8, 2013
A dopey, earnest and occasionally visionary sci-fi action film that keeps being dragged down by its drab characters and indifferent performances.
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