Labyrinth (1986) Synopsis
Teen (Jennifer Connelly) tries to save stepbrother (Toby Froud) from goblin (David Bowie).
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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,...
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TV Guide

Labyrinth packs enough surprises to captivate an audience of children and provides enough wisecracking to keep adults laughing.
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By Richard Corliss
With their technical astonishments, Director Henson and Executive Producer Lucas have been faithful to the pioneering Disney spirit. In...
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Fabulous fantasy from the godfather of modern puppetry Jim Henson.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
What an enormous waste of talent and money is Labyrinth. [30 Jun 1986, p.3]
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if you haven't seen it, you better...

By epiphanywarden
i cannot believe that anyone in the US has not seen this movie... but it has happened. i have loved this movie since i was a kid, and will continue to be an avid fan of it. you just gotta love the...


By incubusrocks
80's kids appreciate this movie. The amazing Jim Henson's creature shop teamed with David Bowie. My favorite movie, took my best friend and kids to see at Grossmont theater in La Mesa. So excited to...

A original classic & must see..

By BreezyinSacto
My family and I love this movie & soundtrack.Im so glad to have grown up watching it constantly.My kids love it now & we enjoy watching it together.I love how original it was-especially in the...


By Phronc
Who doesn't love David Bowie?! Ok, so not all of his movies are great... but this one is just plain cool....

Cheesy but awsome~ness ensued!!!

By tinita
I was 18 when this movie released, and my husband said we watched it 15 years ago but I didn't remember anything! Jennifer Connelly was sooooo stinking young in this, wow! Well, as I said I didn't...

i love this movie!

By kittycat6791
I absolutely adore this movie! Its one of the best movie ever! I used too watch it as I was growing up... The first time I saw it I was abt 4! David Bowie did an amazing job! I still listen too the...


By anita475
One of my all time favorite movies, it was a wonderful experience getting to watch it on the big screen....

Love this!

By BreakingDawn
The Labyrinth has been my favorite movie for as long as I can remember. I love things that seem enchanting... and this movie creates a world that enables you to escape from your own for a short while....

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Surreal coming-of-age fantasy -- with Muppets.
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