Pan's Labyrinth Synopsis
A faun charges a girl with three dangerous tasks which she must complete to achieve immortality.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Pan's Labyrinth is a transcendent work of art.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The result of the intricate interplay is a fairy tale for adults that is violent, sometimes shocking, yet utterly engrossing. And eerily...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A critic trots out the word "masterpiece" at his own peril, but there it is.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This is the breakthrough work of one of world cinema's most visionary artists.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Visually stunning, it meshes haunting images with a complex multilevel story about the enchantment of youth.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of the greatest of all fantasy films.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Like any great myth, Pan's Labyrinth encodes its messages through displays of magic. And like any good fairy tale, it is also embroidered...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Del Toro never coddles the audience. He means us to leave Pan's Labyrinth shaken to our souls. He succeeds.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Pan's Labyrinth artfully fuses a war film with a family melodrama and a fairy tale. The result is visually stunning and emotionally...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
The performers are all good with Baquero poised and beautiful as Ofelia and Verdu vital and spirited as the rebellious Mercedes. Lopez...
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WELL-DONE. Exceptional modern fable. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. A-plus.

I saw Pan's Labyrinth when it was in the theaters. It is a MUST-SEE movies for serious fantasy and art-film fans - and across the board. This is truly 'film-making'. And writer/director...

Violent, but spectacular film based on the Greek religion

By maxsmart
If you are a theology fan, you will love this film! It is based on the Greek religion, specifically that of Arkadia and other inland areas where Hades was worshipped. The movie is split into 2...

Wonderful Film

By johndiii
Extremely well done - raw and compelling. The ending is just perfect....

For Fairy tale and Guillermo Del Toro fans!

By moviefanchris88
Those who thought the Hellboy movies were awesome should see this one. Del Toro is no Tim Burton, but it seems like he knows what he's doing to amaze movie-goers with his vision. You want fairy tale...

Is it for kids?

By njoygoodflix
My 11 year old had read and seen reviews of the film and desperately wanted to go. I had major reservations due to the rating (as many ratings are way too lenient in my estimation.) Although there...

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By Dhyana
Definitely a must see, not only for the creative storyline and the visual effects but for capturing a human dilemma that can be told both through fairytale and through a war drama: Do you dare to...

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By lugubriousthespian
Fans of fright/fantasy-meister Guillermo Del Torro will not be disappointed with this incredibly intricate and dazzling tale of reality blurring with the unreal as a young girl stationed off to a...

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Rated R | For graphic violence and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Brilliant, poignant fairy tale isn't for kids.
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