90

The New York Times

Labyrinth, a fabulous film about a young girl's journey into womanhood that uses futuristic technology to illuminate a mythic-style tale, is in many ways a remarkable achievement.
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88

TV Guide

Labyrinth packs enough surprises to captivate an audience of children and provides enough wisecracking to keep adults laughing.
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70

Time

By Richard Corliss
With their technical astonishments, Director Henson and Executive Producer Lucas have been faithful to the pioneering Disney spirit. In suggesting the thrilling dilemmas that await a wise child, they have flown worlds beyond Walt. [7 July 1986, p.65]
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60

Empire

Fabulous fantasy from the godfather of modern puppetry Jim Henson.
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60

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
George Lucas produced and Jim Henson (of Muppets fame) directed this heftily budgeted 1986 fantasy, which seems to be a conscious attempt to play on the female coming-of-age themes of classic fairy tales.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
I think mature pre-teens along with immature teens might relate to this overbearing showcase of bizarre rubber duckies. Adults are bound to find it a major yawn, and young children are likely to be scared out of their wits. [27 Jun 1986, p.82]
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Great energy and creativity went into the construction, production and direction of this movie, but it doesn't have a story that does justice to the production.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
There's more length than depth to Labyrinth. The Baryshnikov staging of "The Nutcracker" has more to tell about a girl on the edge of young womanhood, with more poignancy and a more palpable sense of transition, than all the technical wizardry Henson and crew have offered so lavishly-and without a single pop song, either. [26 Jun 1986, p.1]
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
David Bowie, flaunting a Marianne Faithfull hairdo, stars in Jim Henson's latest puppety film, the flagrantly unoriginal Labyrinth. [1 Jul 1986, p.A1]
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
What an enormous waste of talent and money is Labyrinth. [30 Jun 1986, p.3]
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50 out of 100
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