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: September 19, 2014
DVD Release Date: December 16, 2014
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Critic Score: 65% 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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Renuka Vyavahare
The Times of India

The climax might seem underwhelming for some but the build-up is a sure-shot winner. Deserves a sequel...

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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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John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)

This film, based on a best-selling young-adult novel, works so well because the story comes without the traits that viewers have come to associate with young-adult fiction.

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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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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

The Maze Runner is a well told story in its own right, but many of the parts will be familiar. That said, this cross between the Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games leaves you wanting more.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
All of these youth franchise efforts start to blend together to me. Young antihero. Fight against the oppressive powers that be. As cookie cutter as some of the… More
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
jay nixon
A bunch of running around to what purpose? And why does everything have to be so damned dark!
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
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.