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November 16, 2008
A beautifully dark fairytail, entwined with saddness and loss. Awesome cinematography. Well worth seeing.
September 12, 2008
Pan's Labyrinth is probably the best movie I have ever seen. It is truly a fantasy for adults as it is magical and has some history. Guillermo Del Toro has out done himself.
August 25, 2008
pans labyrinth is a brilliant dark fantasy bringing us to the roots of fantasy and horror. this movie truly shows how a fantasy doesn't have to have a good ending adding its more dramatic affect and more thrills giving it a reason why the critics loved it. this movies plot is excellent and shows what true evil is(instead of the fantasy creatures) and how it can overcome innocence(such as its
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The New York Times
A swift and accessible entertainment, blunt in its power and exquisite in its effects. Full Review
With this film, del Toro seems to have created his manifesto, a tour de force of cautionary zeal, humanism and magic. At this writing, Pan's Labyrinth is the best-reviewed film of 2006 listed on the movie review Web site Metacritic.com, and for a reason: It's just that great. Full Review
Pan's Labyrinth artfully fuses a war film with a family melodrama and a fairy tale. The result is visually stunning and emotionally shattering. Full Review
The lack of family friendliness does not diminish what del Toro has achieved with this magical motion picture. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
The result of the intricate interplay is a fairy tale for adults that is violent, sometimes shocking, yet utterly engrossing. And eerily instructive; it deepens our emotional understanding of fascism, and of rigid ideology's dire consequences. Full Review