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Pacific Rim: The IMAX Experience 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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What Transformers could have been.

By ntmm43
I love this movie! Full of action, dialogue and a story line that isn't a slice of swiss cheese. Michael Bay could take a lesson from this movie. No horrible pop-music, pop-culture references,...

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By MedRed
The Good: Pacific Rim is an action packed ride with an interesting concept. The robot fighting is far more cohesive and easier to follow than Transformers. The touch of Japanese culture and mech...

Definitely a fun special effects roller coaster ride - awesome!!

By DiscoDan
If you're looking for an Academy award winner, you may want to look elsewhere... BUT, if you're a fan (like me) of the sci-fi genre, of movies like Starship Troopers, Transformers, Jurassic Park...

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By rileighhickey
Guillermo del Toro brought us an exhilarating film filled to the brink with action, adventure, romance, and nearly every genre you could manage in one film. The cast was precise, and I was more than...

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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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