Pacific Rim Reviews: Do the Robots Have What It Takes?

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Pacific Rim is Guillermo Del Toro's very highly anticipated robot/monsters/sci-fi blockbuster starring Idris Elba, Charlie Day, and Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam.

Will it succeed at the box office? Can it knock Despicable Me 2 from it's perch? 

Let's check out some of the reviews and see what the critics have to say!

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In a field rife with impostors and poseurs, Del Toro, like his mentors, is the real deal. It's good to have him working his magic again. -- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

I know we all wanted a robots versus monsters movie, but we don't need to accept a mediocre one. In fact, it's even more imperative we hold out for better. -- Fred Topel, CraveOnline

It's closer to the hammering "Transformers" aesthetic than expected. Yet the weirdness around the edges saves it from impersonality. -- Michael Phillips,  Chicago Tribune

It's big and loud and kind of dumb and predictable. The difference is that, in del Toro's hands, it's meant to be. -- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

As gripping as watching a Transformer toy battle in a bathtub with a rubber dinosaur. -- Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

Shows how a fairly simple concept and plot can be transformed by a master filmmaker into literally one of the most entertaining and fun movies of the summer. -- Edward Douglas,

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