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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)



Critic Consensus: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is an action-packed sequel at the cost of story, urgency, and mystery that the original offered.

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In this next chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. (C) Fox

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Lili Taylor
as Mary Cooper
Jacob Lofland
as Aris Jones
Terry Dale Parks
as Carl (Masked Man)
J. Nathan Simmons
as Ash Mob Evacuee
Alan Tudyk
as Blondie
David House
as Soldier
Luke Gallegos
as Young Thomas
Matthew Page
as Harold (Soldier)
Marc Comstock
as Med Tech
Brandon Hampton
as Surveillance Room Attendant
John Trejo
as M3 Soldier
James Burnett
as Rebel Sentry
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Critic Reviews for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

All Critics (154) | Top Critics (38)

Still, there's plenty of fun to be had from the fleet-footed zombies and random nods to Mad Max.

March 2, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

If it sounds like there isn't an original thought in The Scorch Trials' scripted head, you're right. But at least you won't be smacking yourself in the head trying to figure out what's going on.

September 24, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Unlike the second Hunger Games movie, which largely felt like retread, the latest Maze Runner opens up its world and actually contextualizes the motive behind the bad guys.

September 20, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The teen dystopian franchise continues to play rough, and now even rougher, with satisfying results.

September 18, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The specific details about 'The Scorch Trials' world, its protagonist's backstory, and its David-vs.-Goliath plot are of little actual consequence.

September 18, 2015 | Rating: C-

With minimal plot development and far too much running around in dark corridors, The Scorch Trials has a poor story:filler ratio. And much of what happens is poorly thought-out.

September 18, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

This chapter is in many ways superior to the mediocre first movie, and even if it is completely derivative (think of The Hunger Games meets I Am Legend and Mad Max and you will have an idea), it does a nice job generating excitement and tension in the action-packed scenes.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials continues the saga with even more riveting visuals, suspense and action-sequences. However, the second installment's steadfast overflow of new characters become overwhelming and its transitions and overall-script become a head-scratcher, ultimately making it less promising than its predecessor but still fairly decent. 3/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

A muddled story with hackish dialog. No notably good performances. Gillen was miscast and distracting, and I wasn't entirely sure he wasn't still playing Littlefinger from "Game of Thrones". There is enough action to keep it marginally interesting, however. You won't be impressed, but you'll feel you barely got you money's worth.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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