See it in
IMAX 3D
Avatar in Digital 3D (2009) Synopsis
A former Marine (Sam Worthington) falls in love with a native (Zoe Saldana) of a lush alien world.

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

83
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
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...
Full Review
100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Avatar is entertainment of the highest order. It's the best movie of 2009.
Full Review
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...
Full Review
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...
Full Review
88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Tone-deaf but thunderously exciting.
Full Review
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...
Full Review
75

San Francisco Chronicle

Vast, beautiful and meticulously detailed.
Full Review
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.
Full Review
75

Entertainment Weekly

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

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Avatar clears the hurdle in terms of being optical candy. Its story, though, is pure cheese.
Full Review

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...

What I Saw At The Revolution

By dpersons
Avatar is simply the most revolutionary, creative, stunning film I have ever seen. Cameron has once again created something that has never been done before, but unlike many of his other efforts, this...

Five Word Review

By chimac
Beautiful New World, amazing effects...

Avatar was amazing!!!

By erickmiller
Amazing. Seriously incredible... blew my mind. I was a child again, on another planet, lost in the suspension of disbelief. CG was impeccable. Story was epic. I knew from the onset that I'd regret...

Military STAY AWAY or Be Prepared to get VERY ANGRY!!

By kidzig
This was without a doubt the worst movie my wife and I have seen in years (but then again we didn't see "W"). I guess the Far Left has had so many holes poked in their "Global Warming" campaign...

Great Eye Candy and a Good Movie!

By TheThing
The force is back! Not from George Lucas, but from James Cameron. Avatar has similar concepts to Star Wars' force (but remember, George Lucas got the idea of the "all-encompassing" force from many...

boring dialogue? IT'S TRYING to paint a picture of YOU! and most of us

By heyisforhumans
I keep seeing these bad reviews because the plot is too predictable or people think that this is propaganda or anti-military. Fact is it's not about some deep plot to thrill our numbed minds. It's...

Five Word Review

By getwired
Fern_Gully Plus_Smurfs_&_Matrix Equals Liberal_Propaganda for_SHEEPLE_YIKES!...

Avatar

By boonedadb
This movie was terrific especially in 3D. It will be a classic. What a rush!...

The most STUNNING part of this movie might suprise you

By Honest Feedback
I was disappointed in James Cameron's lack of vision for this movie and the sub-par imagery. It was like 1980's special effects all over again. And I wasnt too fond of the product placement either,...

More Info

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.
Read the Common Sense Media Review
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF