'Pacific Rim' Early Reviews: What the Critics Say About Guillermo del Toro's Monster Movie

Guillermo del Toro's monsters-vs.-giant-robots opus "Pacific Rim" hits theaters Friday, and the early buzz is that it's a visually sumptuous fantasy from the Mexican moviemaker.

Critics have largely praised the film as an indulgent but nonetheless tasty piece of popcorn entertainment -- although a few have groused that it is a soulless enterprise unworthy of the director behind such visionary and dark spectacles as "Pan's Labyrinth."



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