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3.5
3,475 Ratings

Labyrinth

Directed by Jim Henson
United States, United Kingdom, 1986
Fantasy

Synopsis

An angst-ridden teenage girl travels to a dangerous labyrinth, inhabited by a number of majestic creatures, to save her baby brother from the clutches of The Goblin King after she unintentionally wishes the boy be taken away from her.

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Labyrinth Directed by Jim Henson

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1987 | Nominee: Best Special Visual Effects

Hugo Awards

1987 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation

Critics reviews

Jim Henson’s phantasmagoric fairy-tale bricolage LABYRINTH is a heady hodgepodge of literary ingredients, stretching from centuries-old English ‘changeling’ folk tales to the canonical “Snow White” to contemporary reimaginings like Maurice Sendak’s “Outside Over There” (1981) (many of which are self-referentially embedded in the USUAL SUSPECTS-worthy mise-en-scène of protagonist Sarah’s bedroom).
February 15, 2008
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