Pacific Rim Reviews

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November 29, 2017
As a tribute to the Godzilla/King Kong genre, Pacific Rim isn't too bad. But after seeing the Jurassic Park re-release a few months back, it is hard not to be reminded of what a summer blockbuster should be.
October 21, 2017
... things just exist. There's never any reason given, and there's no logical limit on what can be done.
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.
July 11, 2016
I expected the melding of horror and humor so singular to him, not the soulless and ultimately monotonous spectacle actually delivered.
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?
May 10, 2016
Pacific Rim is the most shamelessly entertaining summer movie we've seen so far this year.
April 16, 2016
"Pacific Rim" puts the "disaster" in "disaster movie."
October 27, 2015
It's brilliant. I couldn't keep the smile off my face the whole way home.
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.
July 15, 2015
Del Toro lives and breathes this stuff like mythopoetic oxygen.
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 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,
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
Pacific Rim is a special-effects behemoth, a toy franchise with a deafeningly loud movie attached -- Transformers with an A-level.
December 30, 2013
Michael Bay has made three Transformers movies, and he hasn't done one yet that was as much fun as this.
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.
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.
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