Pan’s Labryinth is the much anticipated new Spanish film from Hellboy director Guillermo Del Toro, which has been touted as a shoe-in for the “Best Foreign Film” Oscar come March time next year. The movie is a fantasy fairytale set in the aftermath of the Spanish civil war and reads like a strange and even darker version of Alice in Wonderland. The movie is released in Odeon cinema’s in the UK this week.
Here are the critics reviews…
“Stunningly beautiful and movingly honest, this is one of best films of the year and another notch on the belt of one of the today’s most exciting filmmakers”. - Joe Utichi – FilmFocus
“A filmmaker blossoming into true greatness… Pan’s Labyrinth is a film of breathtaking emotional, thematic and visual depth”. - Dean Faraci – CHUD
“Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth is that rarest of cinematic rarities, a fully and flawlessly realized fantasy film”. - Roger Ebert – Rogerebert.com
“(Guillermo) del Toro is a master at this type of film, going beyond the realm of mere fantasy to create a fable wrapped within a carefully crafted drama”. – Kim Voynar – Cinematical
“Superbly acted and beautifully directed, this is a bewitching tale that will stay with you long after you leave the cinema. One of the best films of the year”. – Matthew Turner – ViewLondon
The movie is currently scoring 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, all 23 reviews coming back positive. This film has garnered both geek love and critical acclaim for months on end, and is said to be Guillermo Del Toro’s best film yet. Simply put = you owe it to yourselves to see this if you can.
The movie is released in the U.S. December 29th.
source – rotten tomatoes