Metacritic Movie Ratings
Avatar Reviews

5.0

83

out of 100

Metascore®
Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    Avatar is entertainment of the highest order. It's the best movie of 2009.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    A fully believable, flesh-and-blood (albeit not human flesh and blood) romance is the beating heart of "Avatar." Cameron has never made a movie just to show off visual pyrotechnics: Every bit of technology in "Avatar" serves the greater purpose of a deeply felt love story.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Much of the time, though, you're transfixed by the beauty of a spectacle that seems all of a piece. Special effects have been abolished, in effect, since the whole thing is so special.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The scenes in Pandora -- a planet with an Earth-like environment -- are so breathtaking that the narrative seems almost beside the point.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    As visual spectacle, Avatar is indelible, but as a movie it all but evaporates as you watch it.

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