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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Reviews

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June 13, 2018
The newest Luc Besson film delivers stunning visuals that make you feel like your eyes have taste buds and you are a foodie at a Gastro bar in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, the screenplay makes you want to ask for the check immediately.
April 30, 2018
Luc Besson has solidified his status as a fantastic sci-fi maestro with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 24, 2018
Valerian was pretty, but it's a mess.
January 5, 2018
...a big, bright celebration of love and diplomacy among the shimmering poop-pearls of the outer reaches of the universe.
December 27, 2017
There is no soul, and no heart to the story. A good sci-fi is never merely about the effects, it's about the plot, character and thoughts they bring to life, all of which Valerian lacks in abundance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 18, 2017
Other than the lead actors - and I am sad to report that both DeHaan and Delevingne are miscast - the film is almost primarily recreated digitally.
December 5, 2017
Doubles down on visual grandeur to such a scale that despite how frustratingly flawed and occasionally downright abysmal the storytelling is, the summer blockbuster is one that absolutely needs to be seen on the big screen
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2017
...great-looking but awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 20, 2017
After a brilliant opening sequence and some beautiful early scenes set on the planet Mul with is stunningly realised Pearl people, things speed up like a formula one race and never let up.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 20, 2017
The real attractions are Bresson's dizzying special effects, hosts of bizarre alien creatures and colorful worlds. Too bad the visuals weren't tethered to something more solid.
November 4, 2017
Besson's cinematic adaptation is as much a spectacle as it is a stinker.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 3, 2017
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a supremely indulgent mess of a film
October 23, 2017
This is a fun, cool, wild ride.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 19, 2017
The visual sugar-high never killed anyone, and as far as escapist blockbusters go, Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets is as imaginative and spectacular as they come.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 15, 2017
If the result is problematic, we need more people like Besson to push the envelope and refuse to adhere to the current sequelitis infesting the industry. The fact that he decided to take this risk should be acknowledged.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 4, 2017
This may make sense to fans of the French comic-book series on which it is based, but it's so disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 24, 2017
so many empty entertainment calories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 21, 2017
Thing is, every time I had to focus on the two main characters, the noticeable holes in all of this started to grow bigger and become more bothersome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2017
The film is pretty, but it is sorely lacking in substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 15, 2017
Like the vast expanses of space, this film seems to drag on forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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