The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

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The Maze Runner

In a dystopian future, a group of boys are delivered to The Glade - a large, open expanse ringed by a looming stone maze - with no memory of who they are or how they got there. Their only chance for escape is through The Maze. Adapted from the first novel in the young adult, sci-fi trilogy by James Dashner.

When Thomas (Dylan O'Brien, TV's Teen Wolf) wakes up in a lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. When the doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by a group of boys. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got there. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze open, every night they're closed, and every 30 days someone new is delivered in the lift. But the day after Thomas arrives, a girl is sent...

2014Rating: M, Violence113 minsUSA
Kids & FamilyFantasyScience FictionThrillerBlockbuster
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

As world-creation YA pictures go, The Maze Runner feels refreshingly low-tech and properly story-driven.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The Maze Runner is not a good movie, but it wins points for omitting much of what makes typical teen films excruciating.

2.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

The Maze Runner’s story only really works if viewers live in the moment and react to the characters’ immediate and intense fears and trials, rather than analyzing the situation that produced them.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The sophistication of The Hunger Games and its sequels is setting a benchmark that none of the series' rivals has yet managed to match. This one doesn't change anything.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Aside from some uneven handling of the cast, Ball competently styles the action sequences throughout the film and capitalizes on his VFX expertise...

0

The mystery behind the storyline is the greatest appeal for me. The acting was fine, no parts were particularly boring. The only reason I haven't given this five stars is that characters like chuck could have been developed more so that his departure could be as moving as it had potential to have been. If you like dystopian worlds, I see no reason as to why...

4.0
0

The maze is spectacular for its size,scale and in the way it moves.It comes complete with sounds that adds to the effect. The problem is that it is full of stuff which is only filler between the characters in the story. The Griever's are mostly shown as quick cut scenes so the viewer becomes detached from what is going on.It becomes a frustrating session of...

2.0
0

I enjoyed this film, although a wee bit predictable in the end it was an enjoyable ride to get there. I feel like it was missing detail somewhere. Whether it was the universe of the film, character development or somewhere else altogether. It was missing something magical to set it aside from all the other YA dystopian films out there.

3.0
0

Begins with an original and intriguing premise; a whole lot of boys trapped outside a deadly maze with no memory of their life before. But what begins in originality ends in the familiar as the story concludes in a world not dissimilar to that of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Giver. Good but not great.

3.0
0

I want to see it every second I love it! I think everyone should see it it's the best movie that ever existed. I love it so much I'm the only one in the family that remembers the names of the boy and the girl their names are Thomas and Theresa. Everyone that sees this comment watch the movie or buy the movie oh the book is amazing as well I honestly think...

5.0
0

Story didn't develop enough for you to feel part of it all and for some reason we didn't really even like the main character....

2.0
0

Although the ending reduces the appeals of the story, the pace and the plot is well developed. It's worth watching, especially consideing it's a debut film by the newcomer Wes Ball.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

As world-creation YA pictures go, The Maze Runner feels refreshingly low-tech and properly story-driven.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The Maze Runner is not a good movie, but it wins points for omitting much of what makes typical teen films excruciating.

2.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

The Maze Runner’s story only really works if viewers live in the moment and react to the characters’ immediate and intense fears and trials, rather than analyzing the situation that produced them.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The sophistication of The Hunger Games and its sequels is setting a benchmark that none of the series' rivals has yet managed to match. This one doesn't change anything.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Aside from some uneven handling of the cast, Ball competently styles the action sequences throughout the film and capitalizes on his VFX expertise...

0

The mystery behind the storyline is the greatest appeal for me. The acting was fine, no parts were particularly boring. The only reason I haven't given this five stars is that characters like chuck could have been developed more so that his departure could be as moving as it had potential to have been. If you like dystopian worlds, I see no reason as to...

4.0
0

The maze is spectacular for its size,scale and in the way it moves.It comes complete with sounds that adds to the effect. The problem is that it is full of stuff which is only filler between the characters in the story. The Griever's are mostly shown as quick cut scenes so the viewer becomes detached from what is going on.It becomes a frustrating session...

2.0
0

I enjoyed this film, although a wee bit predictable in the end it was an enjoyable ride to get there. I feel like it was missing detail somewhere. Whether it was the universe of the film, character development or somewhere else altogether. It was missing something magical to set it aside from all the other YA dystopian films out there.

3.0
0

Begins with an original and intriguing premise; a whole lot of boys trapped outside a deadly maze with no memory of their life before. But what begins in originality ends in the familiar as the story concludes in a world not dissimilar to that of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Giver. Good but not great.

3.0
0

I want to see it every second I love it! I think everyone should see it it's the best movie that ever existed. I love it so much I'm the only one in the family that remembers the names of the boy and the girl their names are Thomas and Theresa. Everyone that sees this comment watch the movie or buy the movie oh the book is amazing as well I honestly think...

5.0
0

Story didn't develop enough for you to feel part of it all and for some reason we didn't really even like the main character....

2.0
0

Although the ending reduces the appeals of the story, the pace and the plot is well developed. It's worth watching, especially consideing it's a debut film by the newcomer Wes Ball.

4.0
0