The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner (2014)

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 16, 2014
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63%
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69%



Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With strong acting, a solid premise, and a refreshingly dark approach to its dystopian setting, The Maze Runner stands out from the crowded field of YA sci-fi adventures.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

Teenagers are getting it in the neck again, in the latest dystopian Young Adult literary sensation to get the Hollywood treatment.

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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

Is the true enemy this all-testosterone Lord of the Flies clan? Nah, faulting your fellow kids is so 1950s. For the millennials, adults gotta be to blame

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

A well-executed thriller and is certainly the best YA adaptation since the last 'Hunger Games' film.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

It's all familiar territory, but it's realized with flair.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Having not read the book, I was hoping for a more satisfying payoff than the one I got. Then again, maybe the filmmakers are saving the answers for the sequel.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... may ultimately be a better film when examined in the context of its potential successors, but taken on its own, it's a puzzling tease.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

I think I have a touch of apocalepsy -- excessive sleepiness caused by prolonged exposure to three- and four-part series in which adolescents rebel against oppressive governments represented by esteemed actors.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

The premise seems both smart and intriguing, but the film directed by Wes Ball bears many of the cruder markings of YA fiction.

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Andy Lea
Daily Star

It's briskly-paced, well acted and action packed. And as this is mostly a boys-only affair, we don't get bogged down by a tiresome romance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Julie B
Totally fine. Is that enough to say about this movie? Yes. Yes it is.
Film Crazy
An intriguing and alternate post apocalyptic story but did nothing for me.
Christian C
It's "The Hunger Games" mixed with "Lord of The Files"... except that any message it might have is missing due to the open-ended and… More
Flutie Archibald
Was on the side of average for me. It has its moments here & there, but it gets a little sluggish as it goes on. It concerns me that they are churning out… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Despite the interest generated by its intriguing mystery (in ways reminiscent of films like Cube), this recent addition to the young-adult wave that has plagued… More
Nate Zoebl
If anyone can reasonably explain to me the end of The Maze Runner in a way that makes some tangible amount of sense, I will give you money. The latest… More