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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 93 )
  • 75
    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. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A diverting action fantasy that modernizes the stories of demigods and monsters. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    You don't even have to be familiar with the first book in Rick Riordan's popular fantasy series to enjoy Chris Columbus' energetic adaptation. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    So has "Percy Jackson" successfully cracked the "Potter" code? In terms of overall quality, not even close. Still, the film's carefully calibrated mixture of CGI-enhanced spectacle, diverting (and blood-free) action sequences and adolescent angst could make it a modest hit with the eight to 12-year-old set. show more

  • 20

    The film becomes particularly risible when family matters come into play. Since the young demigods, by nature, are raised in single-parent homes, their encounters with the gods are characterized less by wonder than by the therapy-speak of wounded kids with daddy issues. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Director Chris Columbus has fun with this goofy premise, but as always I am distracted by the practical aspects of the story. Does it bother the Greek gods that no one any longer knows or cares that they rule the world? What are the genetic implications of human/god interbreeding? show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    May not be so deep or richly imagined as J.K. Rowling's universe of magic and Muggles, but the film is populated by likable characters, great special effects and a neat premise. show more

  • 63
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The CGI effects are a familiar sort and so is the heroic-quest motif. The principal virtue in this modest entertainment is that the young characters act like real teenagers. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Suggests that this could be the start of something adequate. Something big would've been nicer, though the movie's limitations are less a matter of scale than of imagination. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Played by Logan Lerman -- the Zac Efron look-alike who was young George Hamilton in "My One and Only" -- Percy is a Manhattan high-schooler who learns he is a demigod. show more

  • July 20, 2013 gorglob
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    horrible movie. did not follow the book at all

  • July 14, 2013 ye00000000157008
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    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 Danielle
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    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
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    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 Erika
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    Great Movie!

  • July 07, 2011 magneticalpet
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    An amazing movie. Most bits were great and the casting was perfect. Still, there could\'ve been a bit more of an improvement. Some parts were a bit muddled and needed to be fixed. The story line is very clear and the special affects were extraordinary.

  • June 01, 2011 bs00000000091569
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    this was cool

  • March 05, 2011 movieman928
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    This was a really bad movie. It could have been so much better...

  • January 19, 2011 Lipscombtaricka
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    This movie was alot better than what i imagines...Im not usually into movies like this but I REALLY LIKE IT!! plan to buy it on dvd!

  • December 29, 2010 Weston
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