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Pan's Labyrinth is a dark fantasy drifting through a desolate drama in fascist Spain. Guillermo del Toro, known for his stylistic flair, brings all his talents to the table. The story he writes, the vision he brings, creates a beautiful yet haunting tale to life. There is not much I can say that hasn't been said before, but the film deserves it accolades and praise. Truly one of the best film of all time.
Del Toro creates a magnificent fairy tale for grown-ups in which the innocence of fantasy collides with the horrors of war - and the result is a devastating, poignant and unforgettable film of lyrical beauty, with astonishing visuals, great performances and a wonderful score.
This is one of my all time favorite movies and is, in my opinion, a perfect film. It's beautiful, the story is touching, fantastical, and at times scary. Everybody should watch this movie at least once, even if they don't like foreign films.
If your expecting horror you will be let down. Most of the story did not even take place in the labyrinth. Even fewer magical creatures than I anticipated from the cover. Please send back to director..
In all honesty, Pan's Labyrinth is not just a fantasy movie. It's a fantasy movie that has impacted our imagination. How often do you see a foreign language film that is almost the equivalent to the Lord of the Rings trilogy? This movie is the definition of a fairy tale for adults. The acting was authentic, the suspense was amazing, the cinematography was beautiful. Everything about Pan's Labyrinth was incredible.
Breathtaking!! This is absolutely the fantasy film for adults! Mexican director Guillermo del Toro told a beautiful and magical tale of Pan's Labyrinth in a special way. Although it is a foreign film, it observed true action and dialogue.
"Pan's Labyrinth" portrays the tension filled juxtaposition of a wondrous fantasy and a gruesome reality. The movie targets many different groups of people, from the children who love fairytales to the adults who are interested in political and historical issues. Fascinatingly, the writer-director Guillermo del Toro, portrays brilliant ambiguities that excite the curiosities of every viewer. Ultimately, "Pan's Labyrinth" is a stunning spin on a typical fairytale that is sure to capture every viewer's imagination and sense of suspense.
Del Toro has a wicked mind and his creatures are truly other worldly. The World War II setting makes for a capable podium for some political and social commentary, but most of all it's great fantasy that captures the magic of being a child.
This movie is pure genius. The two stories connect in a fascinating way that displays that central theme of this movie. Its visionary director Guillermero del Toro that really outdoes himself on this definitive masterpiece. This deserves its 95% score if not higher. A classic movie in the fantasy genre and in movies in general.