The Maze Runner (2014)
M - , , - Sep 19, 2014

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner

Wes Ball
Fox Films
Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
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  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
2.84 / 5 (58 votes)

Top Reviews

  • Teenagers are getting it in the neck again, in the latest dystopian Young Adult literary sensation to get the Hollywood treatment.

    On: 2014-10-07, By: Cath Clarke, Full Review

  • It’s all familiar territory, but it’s realized with flair.

    On: 2014-10-06, By: Bruce Diones, Full Review

  • I think I have a touch of apocalepsy — excessive sleepiness caused by prolonged exposure to three- and four-part series in which adolescents rebel against oppressive governments represented by esteemed actors.

    On: 2014-09-24, By: Wesley Morris, Full Review

  • Is the true enemy this all-testosterone Lord of the Flies clan? Nah, faulting your fellow kids is so 1950s. For the millennials, adults gotta be to blame

    On: 2014-09-19, By: Amy Nicholson, Full Review

  • Having not read the book, I was hoping for a more satisfying payoff than the one I got. Then again, maybe the filmmakers are saving the answers for the sequel.

    On: 2014-09-19, By: Chris Nashawaty, Full Review

  • The premise seems both smart and intriguing, but the film directed by Wes Ball bears many of the cruder markings of YA fiction.

    On: 2014-09-19, By: Kate Taylor, Full Review

  • It’s bleak business, and as it hurries toward its explosive, expository conclusion, the film becomes nonsensical, too.

    On: 2014-09-19, By: Steven Rea, Full Review

  • Teens should eat up this fantasy’s scenery-chewing angst and doom, and the hopeful tale of survival and empowerment (to be continued in the inevitable sequel or sequels).

    On: 2014-09-18, By: Ethan Gilsdorf, Full Review

  • A well-acted and intelligent thriller/futuristic sci-fi romp.

    On: 2014-09-18, By: Bill Zwecker, Full Review

  • Despite a strong opening and riveting first 45 minutes, The Maze Runner devolves into one of the weakest post-apocalyptic Young Adult movies to reach theaters in recent years.

    On: 2014-09-18, By: James Berardinelli, Full Review

  • Director Wes Ball and his outstanding young cast work unusually hard to counter the derivative feel.

    On: 2014-09-18, By: Elizabeth Weitzman, Full Review

  • It’s burdened with banal dialogue and a laughably dumb endgame that squeezes the life out of its superior parts.

    On: 2014-09-18, By: Linda Barnard, Full Review

  • Gets the vision and the grit of the source material but finally feels more like a long trailer than an involving movie.

    On: 2014-09-18, By: Sheri Linden, Full Review

  • By keeping its cards so close, “The Maze Runner” remains compelling.

    On: 2014-09-18, By: Ben Kenigsberg, Full Review

  • Ball is deft, though, at evoking claustrophobia of every kind, whether in the open-air prison of the Glade or the actual tight spaces of the Maze. And he elicits a hair-trigger performance from O’Brien.

    On: 2014-09-18, By: Michael Sragow, Full Review

  • “The Maze Runner” isn’t based on a video game, but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

    On: 2014-09-18, By: Sara Stewart, Full Review

  • It does leave you wanting to see the next installment. And that’s one special effect that very few YA movies ever pull off.

    On: 2014-09-18, By: Stephen Whitty, Full Review

  • Sure, “The Maze Runner” unravels a few mysteries, but it spins even more. Thomas, as it happens, isn’t the only one dying of curiosity here. As the closing credits roll, you likely will be, too.

    On: 2014-09-18, By: Michael O’Sullivan, Full Review

  • Though it sometimes feels calculated and mechanical, it’s also solid, well crafted and entertaining.

    On: 2014-09-18, By: Rafer Guzman, Full Review

  • Is there room at the multiplex for yet another entry in the young adult/dystopia/survival genre? Those who hunger for more could do worse than “The Maze Runner,” based on the first book in James Dashner’s trilogy.

    On: 2014-09-18, By: Cynthia Dickison, Full Review

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