• Released
  • December 18, 2009
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 42 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 5,632 Fan Ratings
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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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By georgehanks87
best movie ever...

Good movie for 09

By charliem03
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Spectacular!

By carlopolicarpio
It's one of the most gratifying action spectacle of the year! The special effects were terrific. The action was breathtaking....

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Rated PG-13 | For warfare, intense battle sequences, some smoking, sensuality and language
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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