166 mins
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After no doubt living like a king off the stupendous profits earned by Titanic (the highest grossing film of all time), James... More

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Avatar | Ratings & Reviews

"We’re happy to report that the most hyped film of the year actually lives up to what it promises. Avatar is a pulpy sci-fi adventure, delivering bar-raising visual effects and plenty of thrills."

Flicks, Andrew HedleyFlicks

"Avatar is all-enveloping and transporting, with Cameron & Co.'s years of R&D paying off with a film that, as his work has done before, raises the technical bar and throws down a challenge for the many other filmmakers toiling in the sci-fi/fantasy realm."


"First, let’s be clear… Avatar is much more than a film. It’s a prescribed cinematic experience. Pure effect. The greatest sideshow on Earth... Game-changing - yes. Spectacular - absolutely. Occasional dodgy dialogue and dramatic imperfections - of course. But still - wait for it… - a titanic achievement."

Total FilmTotal Film

"It is truly the Star Wars of our age."

The TimesThe Times

"Once again, [Cameron] has silenced the doubters by simply delivering an extraordinary film. There is still at least one man in Hollywood who knows how to spend $250 million, or was it $300 million, wisely."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"Go see. Be amazed."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"A fully believable, flesh-and-blood (albeit not human flesh and blood) romance is the beating heart of "Avatar." Cameron has never made a movie just to show off visual pyrotechnics: Every bit of technology in "Avatar" serves the greater purpose of a deeply felt love story."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A flawed but fantastic tour de force that, taken on its merits as a film, especially in two dimensions, warrants four stars. However, if you can wrap a pair of 3D glasses round your peepers, this becomes a transcendent, full-on five-star experience that's the closest we'll ever come to setting foot on a strange new world. Just don’t leave it so long next time, eh, Jim?"

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Avatar is a film to behold."

Christchurch PressChristchurch Press

Avatar | Details

Award winner
Academy Award winner for Best Cinematogrpahy, Art Direction and Visual Effects, 2010. Golden Globe winner for Best Film and Director, 2010. BAFTA winner for Best Special Effects and Production Design, 2010.
M, Violence
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Country of origin