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.
September 19, 2014
It's bleak business, and as it hurries toward its explosive, expository conclusion, the film becomes nonsensical, too.
September 18, 2014
Teens should eat up this fantasy's scenery-chewing angst and doom, and the hopeful tale of survival and empowerment (to be continued in the inevitable sequel or sequels).
September 18, 2014
A well-acted and intelligent thriller/futuristic sci-fi romp.
September 18, 2014
Despite a strong opening and riveting first 45 minutes, The Maze Runner devolves into one of the weakest post-apocalyptic Young Adult movies to reach theaters in recent years.
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