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Pacific Rim 3D Synopsis
Human pilots use gigantic robots in a long-term war against legions of monstrous creatures.

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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
There’s no shortage of brains, brawn, eye candy, wit and even some poetry in this epic battle between massive lizard-like monsters and...
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By Matt Zoller Seitz
If I were nine years old, I would see the monsters-versus-robots adventure Pacific Rim 50 times. Because I'm in my forties and have two...
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The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
At first, watching Pacific Rim feels like rediscovering a favourite childhood cartoon – but del Toro has flooded the project with such...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Pacific Rim is, hands down, the blockbuster event of the summer — a titanic sci-fi action fantasy that has been invested, against all...
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Every monster-movie archetype is here, from nerdy scientists (Charlie Day and Burn Gorman) to hard-stare leaders (Idris Elba) with a...
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Total Film

By Matthew Leyland
A huge, CGI-heavy popcorner that still feels personal. Come for the epic monster-on-mecha showdowns, stay for the likeable humans.
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Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Pacific Rim is big and dumb in a smart way.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
It is a ridiculously entertaining (and often just plain ridiculous) monster-robot movie that plays like a gigantic version of that “Rock...
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By Justin Chang
Although assembled with consummate care and obsessive attention to visual detail, Pacific Rim manages only fitful engagement and little in...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The story's appeal is lost in all the fights between the monsters and robots.
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A fun summer movie for the whole family

By tommy1rx
Wow, what a fun movie. Was impressed that I never was reminded of TRANSFORMERS even once and POWER RANGERS only once. There is a decent amount of character development and the CGI is 1st rate. I would...

Action Rumbling on the pacific rim

By rkarim11
It's got action, it's got excitement, and it's got robots fighting monsters. Pacific Rim is a technological beauty that brings nightmares to life and creativity to the evolutionary concept. Fans...

Anyone else excited to watch Pacific Rim?

By mrmattkel
Man, I can't wait to see Pacific Rim. Huge Guillermo Del Toro fan. The best part is that I can screen it from home using Cineplex SuperTicket, which is pretty...

Good film

By carlosgonzalez0508
Don't go for the acting. Go for the great fight sequences. I would like to see a prequel about when the gaiju first attacked and how they were brought down before the jaegers! Then to show the...

A Crashing Bore, emphasis on the crashing.

By barton1899
At least a half-hour too long, ends fifty times; consists almost entirely of computer graphics, edits every 24 frames, explosively loud and relentless; the audience stared at it with total lack of...

Special Effects rule the day here

By Howie Gee Whiz
The robot/creature battle action never stops from virtually the first frame to the last. The acting especially from Idris Elba is fine but as there's no character development or intelligent dialog...

A solid "go see"

By GregGriggs1964
I liked the film. Usually, big action films go thin on acting but the acting was very good. The directing was perfect and the cinematography was done well. I feared the action sequences would bee...

Excellent 3D Special Effects.

By cam405
Wow... Great action movie. Godzilla in the 21st Century for sure... Extra special in 3D. Fast moving... Good story line... Highly recommend this one. There are scenes that are too intense for...

Greatest SciFi of the year

By pbpatty
This is one of the best movies I have seen this year. This is definitely one of the best SciFi movies I have ever seen. With amazing graphics and fantastic acting. The robots got me pumped!...

Pacific Rim a must see

By Trocky1
Loved the fast pace of the action. The comedic parts worked great. I'll go watch it again. Watched it in 3D and loved it. Wasn't overdone with things flying at you. Loved the fish in the underwater...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Loud robots vs. monsters movie could have used more heart.
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