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Pan's Labyrinth Reviews

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November 12, 2014
It's less of a labyrinth than a forest path, one that takes you through wonderful scenery but doesn't lead anywhere.
December 13, 2006
Too adult for children and too simplistic for most adults, it ultimately leaves us with some of the prettiest cinematic pictures of the year. And nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 25, 2007
Del Toro has realized a work of art that's too terrifying and politically motivated for young audience members who should be swept up in Ofelia's royal dreams.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
October 16, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 22, 2007
... a maze of naive politics and gruesome brutality. It's no more about Franco's Spain than a can of Franco-American spaghetti is about Italian food.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 14, 2007
It is not my cup of grim ...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2007
Un ambicioso y no del todo convincente cuento de hadas para adultos, que reivindica el poder de la imaginación como vía de escape ante la adversidad y como arma frente a la intolerancia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 13, 2007
There are lessons to be taken from Pan's Labyrinth -- the value of belief, hope and courage, for example -- but the whole is such a dingy downer that despite the fine performances on display, it is impossible to recommend it.
May 15, 2009
Ofelia's smock is swiped from Alice, her faun from Narnia, and her magic book from Harry Potter, Del Toro sets her fairytale apart with its unrelenting gore and misery.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 12, 2014
We are never allowed to get truly lost in Pan's Labyrinth. The fantasy sequences are fetching when they should be intoxicating, while the scenes above ground are largely prosaic.
January 13, 2007
The sets, the sights and the sounds are original and imaginative, but the dirty little secret is that a little of it goes a long, long way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 12, 2007
Pan's Labyrinth, like del Toro's previous and related The Devil's Backbone, is a saturated vision, an artist's work. What it lacks is successful unity.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2017
The film is one of those rare beasts, with a sense of genuine permanency. It beds down in your mind, like it is preparing to live there for a while. It is not pretty, but it is, sometimes, very beautiful.
February 1, 2018
This is a wildly creative film that plays on your heart and your head, stunning in its rich imagery and ambitious in its themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 12, 2014
Haunting and visually spectacular, this Spanish fable is not a story for children so much as an illustration of the blurred line between reality and daydreams that manifests with such resonance in childhood.
November 12, 2014
Watching the unique explosions of Guillermo del Toro's mind realise themselves on screen is truly astounding.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 12, 2014
With strong performances by much of the cast, particularly the young Baquero, and almost-seamless special effects, the praise is well earned.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 12, 2014
We are left with the unsettling knowledge that, in the universe crafted by Guillermo del Toro as well as in our own, we are always surrounded by monsters.
November 12, 2014
I feel as if I've seen not only the best fantasy movie for ages but also probably the best horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2006
It's like watching Alice in Wonderland while tripping on LSD.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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