Labyrinth

critic Reviews

, 73% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • While it's arguably more interesting on a visual level, Labyrinth provides further proof of director Jim Henson's boundless imagination.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sarah MarshallBitch Media
    [David Bowie's] labyrinth, frightening as it was, was also a place where you could encounter what confused you and find out who you really were and what you were capable of. It was always worth the trip.
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    Tasha RobinsonAV Club
    While the off-kilter rock songs Bowie wrote and performed for the film are far from his best work, his character performance is gloriously iconic, a perfect blend of predatory, leering rock star and hurt, rejected emo lover.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Steven D. GreydanusDecent Films Guide
    Plays like The Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland crossed with a middling episode of "The Muppet Show" guest-starring David Bowie … suffers from a distinct lack of charm.
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    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer
    An innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has all the components of classic myth.
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    Desson ThomsonWashington Post
    Unfortunately, this contemporary (at least, for the era) fairy tale, directed and co-written by Muppets creator Jim Henson, never sets a timely tone beyond the 1980s. It remains disappointingly tethered to yesteryear.
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    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe
    Henson's imagination is boundless. But his movie has no pep. It's a dream in neutral.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    It was very evident that, even as a teenager, Connelly was a talented actor.
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    Rachel WagnerRachel's Reviews (YouTube)
    The world building, creativity, David Bowie is enough to recommend the film
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Christopher LloydThe Film Yap
    The beloved '80s puppet fantasy film is just as magical as advertised.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sergio BenítezEspinof
    A magical film that keeps the ability to make us rejuvenate. [Full Review in Spanish]
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