The Maze Runner Reviews

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October 7, 2014
Teenagers are getting it in the neck again, in the latest dystopian Young Adult literary sensation to get the Hollywood treatment.
October 6, 2014
It's all familiar territory, but it's realized with flair.
September 24, 2014
I think I have a touch of apocalepsy -- excessive sleepiness caused by prolonged exposure to three- and four-part series in which adolescents rebel against oppressive governments represented by esteemed actors.
September 19, 2014
Is the true enemy this all-testosterone Lord of the Flies clan? Nah, faulting your fellow kids is so 1950s. For the millennials, adults gotta be to blame
September 19, 2014
Having not read the book, I was hoping for a more satisfying payoff than the one I got. Then again, maybe the filmmakers are saving the answers for the sequel.
September 19, 2014
The premise seems both smart and intriguing, but the film directed by Wes Ball bears many of the cruder markings of YA fiction.
May 25, 2019
Despite featuring a somewhat cliched narrative, Wes Ball's The Maze Runner delivers unusual attention to character and world development, producing unforeseen engagement and bringing new depth to a tired subgenre.
February 28, 2019
Despite its familiar tropes, the film boasts a strong cast, numerous heart-in-mouth action moments, and a truly terrifying monster... making it a solid and thoroughly enjoyable little adventure story.
January 25, 2019
It's intriguing enough that I'm now anticipating the next installment, The Scorch Trials.
January 25, 2019
It's as if you are watching a television show with a season-ending cliffhanger, but the difference is you have to wait more than a year.
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