Pan's Labyrinth


Pan's Labyrinth
This highly-rated film has won numerous awards, including three Oscars. Set soon after the Spanish Civil War, it is a dark fairytale. A girl has lost her father to the fighting, and her mother is pregnant and dying. One day, while walking around, she discovers an ancient labyrinth, populated by mythical creatures. She learns that she is actually a long-lost princess, daughter of the king, and can reclaim her title by completing three tasks before the next full moon. In Spanish language with English subtitles.

120 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, On the art circuit

Showtimes

Do you have My Precious?
Do you have My Precious?

Credits

Cast
Ivana Baquero, Sergo López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil, Álex Angulo, Manolo Solo
Director
Guillermo del Toro
ScreenplayGuillermo del Toro
MusicJavier Navarrete
CinematographyGuillermo del Toro
EditingBernat Vilaplana
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2006
Produced byWarner Bros. Pictures, Tequila Gang, Esperanto Filmoj, Estedious Picasso, OMM, Sententia Entertainment, Telecinco

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequently mild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequently intense to extreme. Blood and gore.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe mixture of reality and fiction can be confusing. The callous killings and executive style of murder can disturb sensitive viewers.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
0
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo quote iconA definite must-see.
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote icon'n Aangrypende fantasieverhaal.
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconA fantasy more real than life itself.
20
iAfrica.com
Melanie Daly quote iconIt's terrifying and, at the same time, mesmerising and splendid, sparing the audience very little as it entrenches itself deeply and permanently into your consciousness.
18
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
16
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconPan's Labyrinth, though transmitting other frightening images, which may be of concern to younger children, is, nevertheless, an exceptional experience.
18
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconApart from its exceptional visual richness, Pan's Labyrinth is a potent allegory of life itself, a rare discovery in a commercially produced work.
20
24.com
Anton Marshall quote iconGuillermo del Toro's masterpiece is without a doubt one of most captivating, disturbing and beautifully shot films ever made. Don't take the kids though.
20
BBC
Jonathan Trout quote iconCompelling from first frame to last, Pan's Labyrinth never misses a chance to wrench, quell or quicken your heart: this visionary project propels Del Toro into the highest league of filmmakers. There can be no excuses. See this film.
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconDel Toro concocts something very special out of ancient magic and human muck.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe lack of family friendliness does not diminish what del Toro has achieved with this magical motion picture.
18
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconDel Toro never coddles the audience. He means for us to leave Pan's Labyrinth shaken to our souls. He succeeds triumphantly.
20
ScreenIt
quote iconPan's Labyrinth is an utterly captivating, engrossing and disturbing film that's unlike most any other you'll see this or any other year. If you love or long for superior filmmaking, you should rush out to see it, but remember it's not for the kids.
16
Metacritic.com
36 critics
20
Rottentomatoes critics
182 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA spellbinding fable, this is Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups.
19

What the People say

Internet
56297 Netizens quote iconThe best fantasy of the past decade.
17

Average .. 89%

18




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