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Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Movie Poster

Rated PG for action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material, and mild language.

PG In Theaters 02/12/2010 , 120min.
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47%
Critic score based on 31 reviews

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July 20, 2013
gorglob
horrible movie. did not follow the book at all
July 14, 2013
ye00000000157008
They left out so many details and missing very important characters. I have read through the whole series several times and I loved the books and then I watched the movie it was such a disappointment.
June 08, 2012
dthilem
it was so good i think every will love it wan i see the move it is like i am in the move
February 15, 2012
jtcubswin
I love all the books and I think bringing it to theatre is just like bringing my imagination to life. I've read the whole series and I think it's awsome. I loved the movie!
August 08, 2011
bluerose8386
Great Movie!

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Variety
Action movies of this scale often start off strong and wind down to forgettable finales, but "Percy Jackson" is the opposite, overcoming a clunky setup to deliver nearly all its thrills in the last half-hour. Full Review
Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
Has all the CGI sorcery of a Harry Potter pic, but none of the magic. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
A whole lot of plot ensues - an entertaining mix of buddy movie, road trip, "Clash of the Titans," archetypal quest and a coming-of-age tale about misfits making their way despite, or because of, absent parents. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
Percy Jackson isn't a great movie, but it's a good one, trotting out kernels of Greek mythology like so many Disney Channel references. For the most part, it works. Full Review
David Plotz
Slate
The Lightning Thief is loud, scary, oversexed, and really unfun. All that would have been fine if my daughter liked it, but instead it left her and her friend stunned. Full Review

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