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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Tone-deaf but thunderously exciting. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Vast, beautiful and meticulously detailed. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The scenes in Pandora -- a planet with an Earth-like environment -- are so breathtaking that the narrative seems almost beside the point. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Much of the time, though, you're transfixed by the beauty of a spectacle that seems all of a piece. Special effects have been abolished, in effect, since the whole thing is so special. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Avatar delivers. Combining beyond-state-of-the-art moviemaking with a tried-and-true storyline and a gamer-geek sensibility - not to mention a love angle, an otherworldly bestiary, and an arsenal of 22d-century weaponry - the movie quite simply rocks. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Avatar clears the hurdle in terms of being optical candy. Its story, though, is pure cheese. show more

  • 100
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A fully believable, flesh-and-blood (albeit not human flesh and blood) romance is the beating heart of "Avatar." Cameron has never made a movie just to show off visual pyrotechnics: Every bit of technology in "Avatar" serves the greater purpose of a deeply felt love story. show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Avatar is entertainment of the highest order. It's the best movie of 2009. show more

  • 100

    This is, simply put, one of the most beautiful movies you’ll ever see. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Once again, [Cameron] has silenced the doubters by simply delivering an extraordinary film. There is still at least one man in Hollywood who knows how to spend $250 million, or was it $300 million, wisely. show more

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  • March 14, 2013 hkelley350
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    You made a grave mistake in star listing. Order: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and then Michelle Rodriguez. Rodriguez did an excellent job, however, she was not one of the top two main characters. Remember, her character was killed off. Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will continue on with Avatar 2.

  • July 03, 2012 masteromodels
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    One of the best SCI-FI movies ever. It has a little of everything. adventure- love- action . sort of reminds me of the settlers going west and taking the land from the indians. Bob

  • January 29, 2012 pz00000000110246
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    Great movie... from an anthropological standpoint I was fascinated by the main character\'s journey to become one of the Na\'vi.

  • October 17, 2011 ymum
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    Loved everything about it.

  • October 12, 2011 bg00000000103327
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    Beautiful cinematography and the acting was great...don\'t expect a world changing event to take place...the film is overrated and the plot isn\'t reinventing the wheel...reminds me of Pocahontas...Overall, pretty decent movie.

  • October 10, 2011 Lowesdove
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    This movie reminds me of what the white man did to the Native American Indian. They promised to take our land, and they took it.

  • May 20, 2011 lo00000000091037
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    Totally awesome sci-fi action movie. I\'m an expert on these types of movies and I thought it was excellent. Great storyline and inventive modern technology, it\'s clearly one of the best movies I\'ve seen.

  • May 18, 2011 pimuseta
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    I do not understand the hysteria about this film. The animation with the blue aliens was extremely well done but the story was lame and not well executed. A great film for kids but not for adults.

  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE! A beautiful love story while at the same the story was a great parallel to what actually happen in united states history with the native americans. Everything looked sooooo coool! 3D imax was amazing. I want to live in a land where everything lights up at night. Oh yeah and the idea of what they say, \"I see you\" is so beautiful!


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