The Maze Runner

Critics Consensus

With strong acting, a solid premise, and a refreshingly dark approach to its dystopian setting, The Maze Runner stands out from the crowded field of YA sci-fi adventures.

65%

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Reviews Counted: 167

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Average Rating: 3.7/5

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When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner. (c) Fox

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½

All of these youth franchise efforts start to blend together to me. Young antihero. Fight against the oppressive powers that be. As cookie cutter as some of the worst of the westerns used to be. If yer gonna do the genre couldn't ya at least have more'n one pitch? This outing offers nada fresh. Yawn.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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½

A bunch of running around to what purpose? And why does everything have to be so damned dark!

jay nixon
jay nixon

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½

Totally fine. Is that enough to say about this movie? Yes. Yes it is.

Julie B
Julie B

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½

It's "The Hunger Games" mixed with "Lord of The Files"... except that any message it might have is missing due to the open-ended and unsatisfying conclusion. For those like me who have not read the books, you will feel frustrated by the lack of answers or clear hints about where it's all going. Nevertheless, the film was exciting at times, it's set in an intriguing world I'd like to know more about, and I found Dylan O'Brien's quite likable.

Christian C
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