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Pan's Labyrinth Reviews

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May 5, 2019
This is a new theme. I like how it intertwined a real life and the could-be imaginary world. Such a great film. Enjoyed so much.
May 4, 2019
Pan's Labyrinth is one of the greatest films ever made. The music is very somber, the visuals are magnetic, and every time I see it, there's always something new to take away from it.
½ May 2, 2019
This movie was quite well done the story is told linear in relation to every time the girl gets a key everything becomes more suspenseful and more violent. The setting is a dense forest with many fairyland things and set on the inside is a military base. It creates a sense of freedom but also a sense of restraint. The camera angles were well done as well. When you have a character talking they set the camera about 3 feet away at the height of the tallest character. When it was a action scene the camera movement was smooth as well as a top view down camera angle. Overall this movie was one of the best low budget films.
½ April 4, 2019
Watched this because of Guillermo del Toro and was not disappointed on the details and storytelling.
April 1, 2019
One of the greatest and most uncompromising of all fantasy films; a supreme example of visionary and humanistic storytelling, empowered by affecting performances and masterful craft. It is about so much and uses so many filmmaking tools that the film seems to become multiple things at once.
March 20, 2019
Gullermo del toro knows how tell you a fairy tale story based upon the cruelty of passed days in Spain. It's really a journey you can't miss.
½ March 12, 2019
An excellent fantasy drama by Del Toro, which, due to being mired in the misery of the goings-on of rural post-revolution Spain, makes you wonder throughout if the heroine is simply fabricating a world to which she can escape, adding a fixating extra layer to the narrative. The visuals are above par, with at least decent CG for the time, excellent makeup and practical effects, and incredible locales. Shots, though standard at times, flow and transition with grace, never giving the viewer a sense of vertigo, and always contain the information needed to give the viewer the full picture. In addition, the actress portraying Ofelia is quite excellent for a child actor, even acting opposite of CGI constructs with at least a passable level of skill. In all, a highly competent film on all levels, save for a small smattering of characters who could have used a little more time in the oven to be as fully realized as needed.
March 9, 2019
The only movie I ever made me genuinely cry.
½ February 28, 2019
So... Ofelia is the daughter of Pan? Never actually addressed by the film, but I'll infer it from the title and the fauns. Technically could just be her imagination too... guess I would have liked that to be more clear. If it is just her coping mechanism, I admit that I feel a little cheated. Guillermo del Toro knows how to pick his scores, I'll give him that. Costuming and prosthetics are as usual amazing, but the plot makes little sense. Let's see, the tasks... restore nature, don't give in to... appetites? and be selfless. All of that is a bit of a stretch though. Really hated the whole Communists are the good guys because the on-screen guys are fascist a-holes. Both were pretty darn bad, but the film really hero worships one of the sides. Vidal and Mercedes were by far the most interesting and well-acted characters. Vidal is cruel because of his pride, foolish because of his misogyny, and leaves all happiness behind in favor of a life devoid of compassion. We could say he is the mirror of Ofelia, except in the dark, doing everything that she does in the opposite way that she would do it. Mercedes is a strong and powerful female lead who is a great example of courage and she's hard not to love. I liked a lot of the cinematography and the movie was good, but I don't think it's as good as it is made out to be.
February 25, 2019
Filme brilhante, os efeitos especiais são fantasticos e realisticos.
February 21, 2019
Pan's Labyrinth works as both a dark fantasy and grim period drama, with intricate details and allegories introducing a challenging era of human history in a refreshing manner, even if the real-world horrors often overshadow that of the imaginary.
February 15, 2019
The Pans Labyrinth is one of the best movie I had ever seen of Guillermo del Toro. He gives you reason to keep watching it. The creatures make you believe you are in a fairytale which generates you a feeling of fear.

The makeup Oscar is well deserving, only Guillermo`s team is able to recreate his stories and make it look real. Doug Jones did an amazing acting as the Pan and the Pale man, which I found that scene shocking and it would be in my dreams for a while.

Ivana Baquero did an amazing acting, her innocence capture you and gives you the sensation of living her life. The captain generates you a sensation of hate in her character.
I recommend this movie to be watched.
½ February 15, 2019
Guillermo Del Toro, one of the greatest directors of all time, went back to 1944, when the brutal and awful Spanish Civil War caused only blood and madness. I love how a historical and nostalgic war turned out into a mystical way, to show the story of a princess who had to prove her worth to be again part of the wonderful realm she once belonged in.

Although it is a movie only for grown-ups, I think everyone should see it at least one time, it`s a classic. The production, the astonishing visuals, the story and the amazing performances left me speechless. Once you get into the story, there is no way back. Also, it leaves you many valuable lessons you will consider at the end of the movie.

As a conclusion, it is a spectacular film, showing the reality with different perspectives. Shocking, heartbreaking and emotional, are the words I can think about to describe this fantastic movie. It`s a masterpiece!
February 11, 2019
A strong and gripping combination of fantasy and drama set with the historical backdrop of Fascist Spain during World War 2. The movie combines elements of fantasy and reality that leaves a mark long after the credits roll.
February 6, 2019
Brutal, shocking and emotional. Del Toro conveys a historical and nostalgic war setting in a mystical way.
I could name so many movies which tell a story of people dealing with their real life nightmares like that ("A Monster Calls" for instance, which I enjoyed very much). I thought this genre is already exhausted but Pan's Labyrinth managed to add something new to it.
February 5, 2019
My first Del Toro film and was absolutely blown away with the characters, visuals, and the storytelling. A masterpiece!
January 24, 2019
Pan's Labyrinth is the disobedient fairy tale.

Del Toro's fantastical rendition of classical fairy stories for adults culminates into a visually stunning, melancholy and tragic story mapping the lives of children in a harsh and difficult world. This masterpiece brings European folk tales and fair stories to life in a wondrous world that maps the incredible through the mundane. Del toro brings us many references to the harming of children such as Kronos devouring his children (The Pale Man) and the pile of shoes referencing the piles of children shoes found after the liberation of Nazi Concentration camps and thus highlights Ofelia (a reference to Shakespeare's Hamlet) and her need to avoid rationalising the world around her.

Del toro gives us a beautifully crafted insight into the world of fairy tales and how they can be used by children to craft a new reality of a utopian and perfect world, as they world they live in cannot be.
½ January 24, 2019
There are few movies more complete than Guillermo del Toro's 'Pan's Labyrinth. It is spellbinding. The ending didn't entirely work for me, but it's a small price to pay for a fantastic journey. Final Score: 8.9/10
½ January 23, 2019
3.5/5. Pan's Labyrinth feels like two very different movies combined into one, but they don't mesh well together. The parts of this film are stronger than the whole.
January 21, 2019
The best way to describe pans labyrinth would be an adult fairy tale. Its got all of the typical fairy tale things but its also got suspense, war, and a LOT of violence so much in fact that at one point I almost turned off the movie but for some reason I kept watching and it was worth it. Definitely one of the best movies I have ever seen
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