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The Maze Runner (2014)



Critic Consensus: With strong acting, a solid premise, and a refreshingly dark approach to its dystopian setting, The Maze Runner stands out from the crowded field of YA sci-fi adventures.

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When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner. (c) Fox

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Critic Reviews for The Maze Runner

All Critics (172) | Top Critics (51)

As director Wes Ball builds the eeriness around the complex entrapment of a community of boys living a Lord Of The Flies type existence, he is ably aided by imaginative and well-executed production design and special effects.

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Generally redeemed by feature first-timer Wes Ball's forthright action sequences.

October 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Whither post-apocalyptic young adult sci-fi? With two movies to go, Hunger Games already feels overly familiar.

October 11, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Trying desperately to focus on the themes of free will, responsibility and death (several major characters have a gruesome fate), all I could think about was cheap vodka.

October 10, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In the annals of dystopian young-adult franchises, The Maze Runner is less than totes amazeballs.

October 10, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Yet more celibate chiselled hotties in some ritualised game-playing future world, who discover that they are in some super-special way different, or divergent, or exceptional.

October 9, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Maze Runner


All of these youth franchise efforts start to blend together to me. Young antihero. Fight against the oppressive powers that be. As cookie cutter as some of the worst of the westerns used to be. If yer gonna do the genre couldn't ya at least have more'n one pitch? This outing offers nada fresh. Yawn.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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A bunch of running around to what purpose? And why does everything have to be so damned dark!

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Totally fine. Is that enough to say about this movie? Yes. Yes it is.

Julie B
Julie B

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