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Fifteen-year-old Sarah resents her baby brother Toby and secretly wishes that he will just disappear. Her wish comes true when goblins kidnap the boy. Feeling responsible and guilty about his abduction, she sets forth to retrieve him, and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. To rescue her brother, she must sneak into the castle of the Goblin King, which is in the center of a fantastical labyrinth. But, the task is easier said than done, for the maze is filled with strange creatures and mind-bending puzzles, and nothing is really as it seems.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has all the components of classic myth."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A real masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, an absolutely gorgeous children's fantasy movie."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"A wonderful eighties fantasy gem..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Muppet creator Jim Henson went dark, but not too serious in this entertaining, but meandering trifle."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Plays like The Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland crossed with a middling episode of "The Muppet Show" guest-starring David Bowie … suffers from a distinct lack of charm."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Unfortunately, this contemporary (at least, for the era) fairy tale, directed and co-written by Muppets creator Jim Henson, never sets a timely tone beyond the 1980s. It remains disappointingly tethered to yesteryear."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A remarkable achievement."
‑ Nina Darnton, New York Times
"If, like most of its fans who caught up with the film through VHS and afternoon television airings on the ABC, then seeing it on the big screen will surely rank as one of the most eye-opening, fantastical experiences of the year."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Surreal coming-of-age fantasy -- with Muppets."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"The chaotic narrative proceeds in fits and starts, and the sights and sounds are often dated, but somehow the film's wit and wonder linger in the mind."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Henson's imagination is boundless. But his movie has no pep. It's a dream in neutral."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Great energy and creativity went into the construction, production and direction of this movie, but it doesn't have a story that does justice to the production."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Labyrinth has stood the test of time astonishingly well."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
"Henson's vision and the wonderful bag of puppetry tricks he turns to are enough to make "Labyrinth" a winner."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"A long and colorful quest filled with crazy critters and creative set design."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
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