Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Reviews

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July 20, 2017
Much is wrong with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, but just looking at this thing is such an astonishing trip that you'll hardly notice.
July 20, 2017
This is a movie that will make you scream - in confusion, in delight, in anger, in ecstasy. Sometimes all at once.
July 20, 2017
[A] bizarre and bloated and clunky pop sci-fi epic.
July 20, 2017
The movie's wonderful, dopey high-summer space nonsense ... that allows the writer-director to match his fizzing visual sensibility to the source's camp (but not really) "Flash Gordon" sci-fi head-trip.
July 20, 2017
Besson ... stuffs us to the breaking point with this psychedelic space fantasy. I enjoyed the feast, too, although I found it more junk food pig-out than fine-dining experience.
July 20, 2017
Two beautiful, sarcastic time travelers [are] on a mission to locate an intergalactic MacGuffin. They succeed, but I couldn't have cared less one way or the other because I was too busy gaping at the vast population of exotic aliens.
July 20, 2017
It's unafraid to embrace the expansive potential of its genre, to make each new location, costume, and alien creature feel like the wildest version of itself.
July 20, 2017
At its best, it hits the gut with the free-fall feel of a theme-park ride. But it's a long and winding path back to the gate, and "Valerian" loses its way many times, however beautifully.
July 20, 2017
When you enter the theater, you can pick up your 3-D glasses with one hand and drop off your brain with the other. All in all, you might not consider it the worst exchange.
July 20, 2017
An utter delight and one of the most gorgeous fantasies to hit the screen in recent memory-the kind of film that can take moviegoers logy from the usual array of craptaculars and render them absolutely giddy with its pure fun.
July 20, 2017
It's as gorgeous as anything the French filmmaker Luc Besson has ever made and as empty as a Trump tweet.
July 20, 2017
I worry that people will minimize Besson's achievement because of his herky-jerky script, but Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is more than the sum of its effects.
July 19, 2017
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a movie for science fiction fans who wish every minute of Star Wars was the cantina scene.
July 19, 2017
[Dehaan and Delevingne's] chemistry is nonexistent, the dialogue is cringe worthy and the story is clunky... But the images are frequently extraordinary.
July 19, 2017
Richly, imaginatively rendered, deeply textured and almost overwhelming. This film drops you into an outer space world that knows no limits on space, time and dimensionality, and asks the viewer to go along for this deeply weird roller coaster ride.
July 17, 2017
The overwhelming quantity of effects offers little style or surprise; the movie is a joyless, effortful slog.
July 14, 2017
There isn't a moment in this ludicrous, lushly self-indulgent movie that doesn't feel like its creator is having the time of his life.
July 13, 2017
Valerian is funny, gorgeous, and full of the type of mindbending scenarios that remind you of what fantasies are for.
July 12, 2017
If we're going to have space operas, let them sing in the strangest accents possible.
July 12, 2017
Besson has built his movie around a core couple that has what amounts to negative chemistry.
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