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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • PG
  • 1h 59m
  • 2010
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A young boy discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. Based on the book by Rick Riordan.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Though it may seem like just another Harry Potter knockoff, Percy Jackson benefits from a strong supporting cast, a speedy plot, and plenty of fun with Greek mythology.
I.E. Weekly
Amy Nicholson

The Greek gods had outsized powers and petty grievances. These Gen-Y demigods are no different - i...

June 22, 2017
At the Movies
A.O. Scott

I thought it was mischievous and witty and amusing and I was just sort of drawn into it.

December 14, 2018
Time Out

It's not enough to compensate for the computer-game-style plotting, which is largely based on us p...

June 22, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Amy Biancolli

Director Chris Columbus has brought together the modern and mythical spheres with sharp pacing and...

June 22, 2017
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen

Dutifully Potteresque it begins, and dutifully Potteresque it ends.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Too scary for younger fans of the popular books.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is an aged-up version of the Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief book that Common Sense Media recommends for readers 9 and up. Young hero Percy is now in high school rather than middle school; his satyr friend Grover loves the ladies; and a trip that Percy, Grover, and Annabeth take to a casino has a nightclub, a full bar, and trippy lotus flowers that all the patrons ingest (in the book, they play video and arcade games endlessly). Plus, the violence level is high for a PG-rated movie: Monsters are very frightning, especially the demonic ones -- like Hades aflame with skeletal wings and a fury sent to destroy Percy -- characters (monster and human) are impaled and slashed at with swords, and Percy's mom is crushed by a minotaur and taken to the underworld. After Medusa's head is severed, it's dragged along on the road trip to Hades.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Family, Teen, Franchise
  • Release Date:February 12, 2010
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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