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Digital 3D
100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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.
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Avatar is entertainment of the highest order. It's the best movie of 2009.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
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.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Tone-deaf but thunderously exciting.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Vast, beautiful and meticulously detailed.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The scenes in Pandora -- a planet with an Earth-like environment -- are so breathtaking that the narrative seems almost beside the point.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As visual spectacle, Avatar is indelible, but as a movie it all but evaporates as you watch it.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Avatar clears the hurdle in terms of being optical candy. Its story, though, is pure cheese.
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83 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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