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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Reviews

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October 10, 2018
Pop in 'The Fifth Element' again. It was, after all, Valerian before Valerian was Valerian.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 28, 2018
For a world that brings together the four corners of the universe, it's a shame that we're being told the same empty tale that we've seen a thousand times.
August 27, 2018
Careens from hideous visuals to tedious love stories to rote intergalactic politics.
August 24, 2018
You could do a lot worse than this film for a couple hours of escapism. But with a story almost as slight as its title is long and a star outshined (just barely) by his cohort, this city may not warrant a special visit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2018
A visual viewing experience like no other, be prepared to see the world in much more than just technicolour.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 21, 2018
With such attention to visual detail, I will never understand why Besson chose to skimp on a sloppy, annoyingly cliche script, and cast a couple of extremely inexperienced and maladroit actors in the leads.
August 21, 2018
Where's the sense of humor or romance? DeHaan and Delevingne fail to muster the kind of magnetic chemistry Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich conjured up in Besson's superior The Fifth Element.
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-
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