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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. Read full review
Avatar is entertainment of the highest order. It's the best movie of 2009. Read full review
Much of the time, though, you're transfixed by the beauty of a spectacle that seems all of a piece. Special effects have been abolished, in effect, since the whole thing is so special. Read full review
An entertainment to be not just seen but absorbed on a molecular level; it's as close to a full-body experience as we'll get until they invent the holo-suits. Cameron aims for sheer wonderment, and he delivers. Read full review
Tone-deaf but thunderously exciting. Read full review
Avatar delivers. Combining beyond-state-of-the-art moviemaking with a tried-and-true storyline and a gamer-geek sensibility - not to mention a love angle, an otherworldly bestiary, and an arsenal of 22d-century weaponry - the movie quite simply rocks. Read full review
Vast, beautiful and meticulously detailed. Read full review
The scenes in Pandora -- a planet with an Earth-like environment -- are so breathtaking that the narrative seems almost beside the point. Read full review
As visual spectacle, Avatar is indelible, but as a movie it all but evaporates as you watch it. Read full review
Avatar clears the hurdle in terms of being optical candy. Its story, though, is pure cheese. Read full review
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