The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

In a dystopian future, a group of boys are delivered to The Glade - a large, open expanse ringed by a looming stone maze - with no memory of who they are or how they got there. Their only chance for escape is through The Maze. Adapted from the first novel in the young adult, sci-fi trilogy by James Dashner.

When Thomas (Dylan O'Brien, TV's Teen Wolf) wakes up in a lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. When the doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by a group of boys. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got there. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze open, every night they're closed, and every 30 days someone new is delivered in the lift. But the day after Thomas arrives, a girl is sent...

2014Rating: M, Violence, science fiction themes and sustained threat113 minsUSA
Kids & FamilyFantasyScience FictionThrillerBlockbuster

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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

In his feature debut, director Wes Ball runs the risk of getting lost in the gamut of fantastical big-screen YA adaptations. Fortunately, The Maze Runner does a fair bit to break from the pack, even if it doesn’t rise above them. The Maze is the star of the show, and Ball knows how to portray it as a terrifying force half an hour before we see anyone enter. Once inside, the anticipation pays off with well-timed set pieces that will thrill anyone with even a mild case of claustrophobia, agoraphobia, or a fear of that mechanical spider baby thing from Toy Story. (The less you know, the better.)

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Variety

Variety

As world-creation YA pictures go, The Maze Runner feels refreshingly low-tech and properly story-driven.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The Maze Runner is not a good movie, but it wins points for omitting much of what makes typical teen films excruciating.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

The Maze Runner’s story only really works if viewers live in the moment and react to the characters’ immediate and intense fears and trials, rather than analyzing the situation that produced them.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The sophistication of The Hunger Games and its sequels is setting a benchmark that none of the series' rivals has yet managed to match. This one doesn't change anything.

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Hollywood Reporter

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...

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