The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner
  • PG-13
  • 1h 54m
  • 2014
Fresh65%
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"In this heart-pounding survival adventure based on the best-selling book, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive, ever-changing maze with a group of boys who have no memory of the outside world. Facing dangerous obstacles at every turn, Thomas and the others must race to piece together clues in order to discover their true purpose...and find a way out before it’s too late!"

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Critics Consensus: With strong acting, a solid premise, and a refreshingly dark approach to its dystopian setting, The Maze Runner stands out from the crowded field of YA sci-fi adventures.
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Dystopian tale offers high-stakes action, mystery for teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Maze Runner is based on the first novel in James Dashner's best-selling young adult trilogy. The movie, like the book, is a cross between Lord of the Flies, Ender's Game, and The Hunger Games and should appeal to fans of the books and of star Dylan O'Brien (Teen Wolf). There's more strong language ("s--t," "a--hole," "bitch") in the movie than in the book, which featured mostly made up curse words like "shuck" and "klunk." Unlike many other popular teen movies, The Maze Runner doesn't highlight a central romance (at least in this installment), but it definitely includes the same amount of intense violence -- some of it teen on teen, some of it creature on teen, and much of it weapons based. Characters die, and the scenes in which the mechanized Grievers kill the boys are particularly disturbing. Main character Thomas is a strong role model, helping his friends and standing up to authority when necessary. And there are clear themes of teamwork, courage, and friendship.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action
  • Release Date:September 19, 2014
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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