Maze Runner Movie Review

Summary

Based on a popular teen novel, a group of teenage boys find themselves mysteriously placed in a glade surrounded by a seemingly inescapable maze. Though action and their code, the gladers strive to uncover the secrets of the maze and remember who they really are.

Review

Teen literature has become rife with stories of adolescents placed in situations in which they must become action heroes. While falling into a few Hollywood cliches, this movie entertains with sharp direction and stellar performances by the young cast. The lack of a immature love story was also refreshing.

Rating

Mature teens. Ages 14 and up. Manly action violence set in a dark premise. While many of the deaths are not shown on screen, the depiction of suicide is particularly disturbing.

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