• The Maze Runner (2014)

The Maze Runner

Release Date: September 19th, 2014

DVD Release Date: December 16th, 2014

PG-13 |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), a teenager, arrives in a glade at the center of a giant labyrinth. Like the other youths dumped there before him, he has no memory of his previous life. Thomas quickly becomes part of the group and soon after demonstrates a unique perspective that scores him a promotion to Runner status -- those who patrol the always-changing maze to find an escape route. Together with Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), the only female, Thomas tries to convince his cohorts that he knows a way out.

Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson, Blake Cooper

Director: Wes Ball

Genres: Adventure , Science Fiction , Thriller , Action

Production Co: Temple Hill, Gotham Group

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Brooding, Dark, Survival, Intense, Friend, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 55
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    For its first half or so, The Maze Runner tells a captivating tale of survival and weaves a potentially interesting mystery. Once its path become clear, however, you realize this is a puzzle you've worked out before. show more

  • 60
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    Aside from some uneven handling of the cast, Ball competently styles the action sequences throughout the film and capitalizes on his VFX expertise with pulse-pounding scenes tracking the Runners through the Maze battling Grievers. show more

  • 72
    Kate ErblandFilm.com

    For a genre that so often sacrifices character development and smaller narrative developments, the majority of The Maze Runner feels quite refreshing and worth the navigation. show more

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