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Pacific Rim
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Overall 10
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Extras 9
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Pacific Rim

Sound & Vision Magazine
30 January 2014
  • Excerpt: In Pacific Rim, Kaiju (gesundheit) are popping up all over, emerging from a rift in the ocean floor and stomping all over the biggest cities around the Pacific. To counter the looming apocalypse, mankind has built mechanical monsters of its own, mechas known as Jaegers. Jaeger means hunter in German, but while my first encounter with a Jaeger was a schnitzel, these Jaegers are huge machines, matching the size and strength of the Kaiju.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pacific Rim

Slant Magazine
29 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Guillermo del Toro's new film is very much the product of a vivid imagination, though one that wouldn't have been possible without an enormous financial investment. Watching this intriguing but overstuffed vision, of man-powered robots doing battle with alien creatures that slip into our world via a breach somewhere beneath the Pacific Ocean, I was reminded of all the times I used to step into my cousin's basement-cum-playroom and beheld, with a mixture of revulsion and...
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Overall 9
9.0
Audio 10
10
Extras 8
8.0

Pacific Rim (US - BD)

DVD Active
17 October 2013
  • Summary: Matt takes Warner's recent Blu-ray disc for a spin and tries to hold all of his geeky, manchild happiness firmly in check.
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Overall 8
8.0
Audio 10
10

Pacific Rim

BluRay Authority
15 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I remember seeing trailers for Pacific Rim in the late Spring.  It seemed, to me anyway, that this was Warner’s event movie of the year and I wasn’t that interested.  I looked at the box office numbers, as I do every week, and saw that it did well but not that well.  I figured it wouldn’t be long before I got my Blu-Ray and I’d be the judge.
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Pacific Rim Blu-ray Review

BigPictureBigSound
15 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The Film "We can either sit here and do nothing or grab those flare guns and do something really stupid." If you've been wondering why Charlie Hunnam was picked for 50 Shades of Grey , check out Pacific Rim . If you've been wondering why Charlie Hunnam dropped out of 50 Shades of Grey , check out Pacific Rim . The actor can hold his own next to monsters, robots and even director Guillermo del Toro. Don't get me wrong, though; Pacific Rim isn't exactly rocket science.
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Overall 7
7.0
Actors overall 8
7.5
Audio 10
10
Extras 10
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Pacific Rim (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
15 October 2013
  • Summary: Judge David Johnson drives giant robots on the weekend. It's a parks and rec pick-up league.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pacific Rim

DVDizzy
15 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Pacific Rim is the effects and action feast advertised, but with slightly more story and human characters you'd expect. Guillermo del Toro's futuristic spectacle is always watchable and sometimes kind of fun, but never any better than its dumb giant robots vs. giant aliens premise allows it to be.
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Overall 9
9.0

Pacific Rim

High-Def Digest
14 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Thank you, Guillermo del Toro and Warner Bros., for delivering my latest and greatest demo disc. I'll proudly show the opening 17 minutes of 'Pacific Rim' to show off my system. I was originally a disbeliever of del Toro's ability to create a worthwhile monster/robot punch 'em up blockbuster, but I had to eat crow when it turned out to be as all-out entertaining as it is. The story is solid fun and it's told through fantastic set pieces and top-notch CG effects.
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Overall 9
9.0

Pacific Rim - 3D

High-Def Digest
14 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Thank you, Guillermo del Toro and Warner Brothers for delivering my latest and greatest demo disc. I'll proudly play the opening 17 minutes of 'Pacific Rim' to show off my system. I was originally a disbeliever of del Toro's ability to create a worthwhile monster/robot punch 'em up blockbuster, but I had to eat crow when it proved to be as all-out entertaining as it is. The story is solid fun and it's told through fantastic set pieces and top-notch CG effects.
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Overall 9
9.0
Movie overall 8
8.0
Extras 9
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Pacific Rim 3D (2013)

blu-ray.com
10 October 2013
  • Conclusion: American audiences may not have rushed out to see Pacific Rim in theaters, but I suspect it will enjoy a long, happy life on Blu-ray and develop a much larger following. While tentpole filmmakers are forever attempting to make their particular summer blockbusters bigger than the last, Guillermo del Toro throws down the gauntlet, delivering a thoroughly entertaining genre pic that boasts off-the-charts size, scale and spectacle.
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