Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim (2013)

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 15, 2013
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may sport more style than substance, but Pacific Rim is a solid modern creature feature bolstered by fantastical imagery and an irresistible sense of fun.

Wesley Morris

Del Toro is a dreamer. He's a visionary. If you give him a pile of money to make enormous robots fight enormous monsters at the end of civilization, he will work to make Pacific Rim a movie that makes you feel all the enormousness.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Its visual achievements notwithstanding, Pacific Rim's greatest breakthrough may be that it's the first Hollywood blockbuster to sport a title less descriptive of its plot than of its intended market.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

Pacific Rim is a cut above the standard-gauge heavy-metal blockbuster, with less cynicism, more soul, a wealth of visual detail and a desperate pulse of intelligence beneath the mayhem. But it's still profoundly silly.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

It is possible to applaud Pacific Rim for the efficacy of its business model while deploring the tale that has been engendered -- long, loud, dark, and very wet. You might as well watch the birth of an elephant.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's as if Del Toro neuro-linked with a robot and then couldn't figure out how to work the controls -- and so watched impotently as the machine made the major creative decisions.

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Ray Pride

There's so much onscreen, so much suggested but not explored or explained, almost like jam-packed Harvey Kurtzman panels from classic MAD magazines, detailed by the likes of a Romanek or Tarsem.

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Richard Roeper

A ridiculously entertaining (and often just plain ridiculous) monster-robot movie that plays like that "Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots" game from the 1960s.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

All the unpredictability of professional wrestling plus the magic of synchronized Stairmasters -- that's what I got out of the vaunted spectacle of Pacific Rim.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

The action is spectacular, but the thinly characterised humans who pilot the robots in mind-synched pairs inevitably get dwarfed. And without vivid heroes to root for, after a while the humungous robot-monster smackdowns lose their impact,

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Liam Gadd
In the wrong hands, ''Pacific Rim'' would've been a massive misfire. However, with visionary Guillermo del Toro at the helm, the result… More
danny d
only could a movie this fun hide its massive flaws so well. we all knew this would be escapism, with giant robots fighting giant monsters and no other… More
Nikhil Nandu
It is strange that despite the fact that there was a lot going on, I felt terribly bored. I was constantly checking my time and was more entertained by my… More
Wildaly M
Step over Mr. Bay, we have a contender here. And yes, this seems to be is a downright ripoff of Evangelion... but it's still damn good. It's… More
familiar stranger
Don't know why, but neither the story nor the execution appealed to me. Maybe because I'd formed an opinion about it before going for it. Hardly… More
Cynthia S.
Lots of action. Lots of special effects. Good summer popcorn movie that incorporates the best of the classic 50s sci fi, with todays special effects.… More