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Avatar: An IMAX 3D Experience (2009) Synopsis
Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na'vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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AVATAR. Grade: A-average (Based on advance VIP preview - Fri. Aug. 21 and Thurs. Dec. 17)

By MOVIES REVIEWER
AVATAR was directed by James Cameron, and stars Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, etc. With a production budget of over $237 million(plus $150...

Avatar: What an Experience

By vtzac4567
This movie is the turning point for everything in the future of Hollywood. From the new and exciting technologies, to the enticing and origional world, This movie delievers in every way. -The...

Way Too Political for Entertainment

By BTRobertson
All I will say is that while the cinematics, acting, and special effects were top notch, the anti-military, anti-war, pro-Environmentalist agenda here is strikingly offensive. Mr. Cameron even felt...

FANTASTICally AWESOME

By RockyMtnJChin
First movie to REALLY capture the 3D affect and reel you into the story with it. LOVED this movie and we purchased it. Please a new TV with 3D!...

We Were Transfixed!

By BalancedCritic
Whether it was the 3D IMAX presentation and the mesmerizing imagery, or the incredible interaction of man attempting to understand and indeed appreciate and learn from another culture, (something we...

Five Word Review

By danrgleason
engrossing otherworldly nausea-inducing blue fast...

Avatar: An IMAX 3D Experience (2009) review

By efhill
rich, vibrant, compelling, made me want to be there. absolutely loved it. has to be seen in 3D for full effect....

Avatar

By meganmatko
Sadly, we did not make it to the IMAX showing of AVATAR. The roads were terribly bad that night and we had an hour trip to make to see the movie. We tried to go, but it was just too risky in the...

Liked the movie

By sasashok19
3D effect was really good... i liked the movie and the new approach....

WAS AMAZING

By GreysChel
I saw Avatar on digital 3D and LOVED the movie but the Dig3D was kind of crappy. I had to watch with one eye closed the whole time to be able to see anything. I loved it so much, for Christmas eve we...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Intense Battle Sequences, Sensuality, Some Smoking and Warfare
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Action-heavy epic has dazzling effects, familiar story.
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