The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal

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The Dark Crystal

From the Muppety mind of the great Jim Henson, a fantasy adventure utilising puppet and special effect wizardy (state of the art, for 1982). On a distant planet in the distant past, a Gelfling alien embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal in the hopes of restoring order to his world. This essential fantasy film is notable also for having no human characters.

1982Rating: PG93 minsUSA, UK
AdventureKids & FamilyFantasy
Director:
Jim Henson ('Labyrinth', TV's 'The Muppet Show', 'Fraggle Rock')Frank Oz ('The Muppets Take Manhattan', 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels', 'Bowfinger')
Writer:
David OdellJim Henson
Cast:
Jim HensonKathryn MullenFrank OzDave GoelzSteve WhitmireMike Quinn
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Variety

Variety

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Besides being a dazzling technological and artistic achievement... presents a dark side of Muppet creators Jim Henson and Frank Oz that could teach a lesson in morality to youngsters at the same time it is entertaining their parents.

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Total Film

Total Film

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Flawed-but-essential fantasy-adventure stands as Muppet master Jim Henson's finest cinematic achievement.

3.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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Desiccated, clawing villains feasting on rotting food in a castle as unprepossessing as the crashed spaceship in Alien have a splendour that is almost operatic.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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It's without charm as well as interest.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Well-paced and stunningly shot.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Besides being a dazzling technological and artistic achievement... presents a dark side of Muppet creators Jim Henson and Frank Oz that could teach a lesson in morality to youngsters at the same time it is entertaining their parents.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Flawed-but-essential fantasy-adventure stands as Muppet master Jim Henson's finest cinematic achievement.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Desiccated, clawing villains feasting on rotting food in a castle as unprepossessing as the crashed spaceship in Alien have a splendour that is almost operatic.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's without charm as well as interest.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Well-paced and stunningly shot.

4.0
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