Pan's Labyrinth

2006

Drama  Fantasy  War  

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - certified fresh 95%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - upright 91%
IMDb Rating 8.2

Synopsis


Uploaded By: OTTO
January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Cast

Doug Jones as n Fauno / Pale Mannn
Ivana Baquero as n Ofeliann
Ariadna Gil as n Carmennn
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n 23.976 fps n
n 1hr 58 min n
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Just magical

I saw the film at FrightFest in London a couple of days ago, and was pretty well sure I'd be seeing something special - but I ended up seeing a film that is downright extraordinary. Brutal but beautiful, magical yet earthy, it has a remarkable cast, with standout performances all round.A special mention must go to Sergi Lopez, whose 'Captain Vidal' is indeed one of the most sadistic film creations ever seen. Yet he manages to make the audience understand why he is the way he is ... an astounding performance. Maribel Verdu's quiet but rebellious housekeeper is one of the strongest female roles I've seen in many a year, and she is supported by a wealth of talent. Young Ivana Baquero is surprisingly self-assured as 12-year-old Ofelia, and I especially liked her almost Alice-like approach to the magical creatures she encounters in the labyrinth. The icing on this warped fairy tale is Doug Jones, who gives a towering performance - and in this case literally, as well as figuratively - as the guardian of the labyrinth, a faun, full of grace and charm and latent menace. Although dubbed, his Spanish is perfect (Jones speaks not a word of the language), and his physical presence is incredibly powerful as his character teases, cajoles and harries Ofelia to fulfil her tasks. He also plays the devastatingly creepy and disgusting 'Pale Man' - a creature that almost equals Vidal in his terrorising habits.But the cast is just one facet of this gloriously photographed film, with Javier Navarrete's hauntingly simple score weaving itself into the fabric of a film perfectly edited and written. The brutality of post-Civil War Spain contrasts with the world of magic to which Ofelia is drawn, yet everywhere she goes she has choices to make. In fact the film is about choices, good and bad, and one discovers that no matter how desperate a situation becomes, a choice is always available - although that choice may mean one's death. The film is violent - very violent, but each moment of brutality, although graphic, has a purpose - nowhere is it gratuitous.I loved it - as I knew I would - and if the Oscar voters don't give this film at least a nod for Best Foreign Language Film next year, then I will know that they have lost any sense of reason or comprehension. Because this film is truly a masterpiece, and Del Toro's greatest work to date.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

A fey, beautiful and dark masterpiece

Set during Franco's mopping up exercise after the Spanish Civil War, Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth is a wonderful, dark fairy tale that, in a metaphor for Spain itself, teeters on the edge of nightmare dreamscapes of corruption, violence and the death of innocents.This film is definitely not for young children. Although the fantasy sequences are gorgeously realised, and are fairy tales in the truest sense (in that they are dark, fey, dangerous and violent), most of the story (about three quarters of it, in fact) exists outside of the dreamland, in the even more frightening (and sometimes shockingly violent) world of a real life struggle of ideas and ideology.Sergi Lopez is excellent as the brutal (and possibly sadistic) Falangist Captain tasked with routing out the remaining leftists from the woods and hills of Northern Spain. Into this precarious situation come his new wife (a widow of a former marriage, who is carrying his son) and his stepdaughter Ofelia (played to absolute perfection, by the then 11 year old, Ivana Baquero).Uncomfortable with her new surroundings, suspicious of her stepfather and desperately concerned about the worsening condition of her mother, Ofelia uncovers a strange alternative world, and the chance to escape forever the pain and uncertainty of her everyday life.Thus the film alternates between the world of Civil War Spain and the increasingly bizarre, dark and frightening world of the Pan's Labyrinth. As the twin plots progress, they intertwine, with the tasks of Ofelia becoming the choices faced by a Spain at the crossroads. The poignancy of the film lies partly in the fact that the victories of the child are reflected so starkly by the failures of the adult world.Apparently Pan's Labyrinth won a 20-minute standing ovation at Cannes, when it was shown. This may be a little bit over the top. I suspect when the furore has died down some will choose to swing the pendulum back and criticise it for its more obvious faults. Much of the film is derivative. There are few ideas in the film's magical dreamworld that haven't been seen before. There are also few ideas in the film's depiction of the Civil War that can't be read in Satre or Orwell; can't be viewed in Picasso's Guernica; or can't be watched in Land and Freedom.For all the evident truth of these observations, to accept them would be to entirely miss the majesty of Pan's Labyrinth, which doesn't lie in its originality but its absolute mastery of execution. People will watch Pan's Labyrinth in a way that most won't watch Land and Freedom. In doing so, they will also discover a world of fairy tales which existed before Disney sunk its claws into them: a dangerous world, where nothing is as it seems and every step is a possible death ? a place which may leave even adults shivering under the duvet, part in terror, part in wonder. And all this backed up by the finest cinematography I've seen.The only real faults I am prepared to allow for this film is a slight tendency (particularly at the end) for a Narnia-like moralism, and the fact that the faun is, perhaps, is not quite wild enough! These are eminently forgivable, though. This is easily the best film I've seen this year, and a must see on the big screen.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Beautiful, violent, magical and sad....

I was fortunate enough to catch Pan's Labyrinth last night as part of the 'Fright Fest' programme in London and was completely blown away. Guillermo Del Toro himself was present to both introduce the movie and to answer questions afterwards. He spoke very passionately about the film, and it was easy to see why. Guillermo Del Toro has created something very special - part war movie, part fantasy, that everyone should see. The film features a fantastic performance by Sergi Lopez as Captain Vidal and as central character Ofelia, newcomer Ivana Baquero delivers the performance of a seasoned veteran. If you are the type of person who is put off by subtitled movies, don't be. This is a very 'visual' film that does not rely overly on dialogue. This does not open until 24 November in the UK and 29 December in the USA but already I am looking forward to seeing it again (and buying the Special Edition DVD).This is the first time I've felt the need to write a review on here. Do yourselves a favour and go and watch it on the big screen.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

The best fantasy of the past decade

Everyone's been raving about this. My opinion doesn't differ too much. It did however suffer slightly from the overwhelmingly high expectations I'd developed based on how brilliant everyone said it was, and the whole "20min ovation at Cannes" thing. Really, who stands for that long? That said, it's an amazing work.Skipping the plot recap (find the briefest synopsis you can if you need to be filled in), I'll go straight to the tech specs. I'm not a huge Del Toro fan, Cronos was interesting but lacked something for me. Mimic was dross. Hellboy was enjoyable and Ron Perlman is always great on screen. But here, the director really outdoes himself. By far. He has wrapped together some amazing elements and somehow maintains a balance, that doesn't tip into the mundane or the ridiculous for a moment. And this is no mean feat. The story is part historical drama, part fantasy, part family melodrama. When it dips out of the fantasy, it still enchants.Sergi Lopez and Maribel Verdú really drive the story in the historical drama scenes. I haven't seen Lopez in anything other than a film called Lisbon, in which he played a character so completely opposite from the Captain. He is a fierce and terrifying guy but actually comes across as sympathetic in a couple of scenes. Verdu is incredible as Mercedes, the head housekeeper (or something) who is Ofelia's closest friend in the house. The scenes with these characters and the civil war subplot never fail to hold your attention. Ivana Baquero is excellent as the main character Ofelia, her performance is very mature and believable and she shares some beautiful scenes with her mother and Mercedes.When the fairy tale elements return, it's astounding how naturally they fit into the story. I think that is the real magic of this film. The war drama and the fairy tale stem so naturally from each other.One thing that most reviews haven't mentioned is the violence. I think it's been firmly established that this is an adult's fairytale, but at times it is a very intense and brutal film. There are a couple of scenes in particular which are very disturbing and difficult to watch. These do not distract from the tone and theme of the film however so they don't seem exploitative at all. If you are squeamish, it may get a bit much for you.A final and obvious point I spose I can't get away without making: the set design, costumes and effects are superb. That's all.I was perhaps expecting a little more fantasy, but the unique blend of genres is absolutely compelling. There wasn't a false note anywhere or a plot hole, which are too often present in fantasy films. I can't recall a good, original fantasy film from recent years. Fortunately this blows MirrorMask out of the water. It doesn't share any of the contrivances, vagueness or ineffectual characters with that film.I just wish I'd seen it without already having read so much. I've tried very hard to not reveal any plot details at all as it does go to some surprising and unexpected places. Fortunately most of the reviews have done the same. I'd urge anyone with the chance to see it to do so immediately, and try not to read too much more.

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204 Comments

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JustinSan7 February 11, 2019 at 7:45 pm

Movie is in spanish, but a good movie nevertheless! should watch it !! Just don't watch it with little children, it has a bit of gore in it!

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gemba001 September 18, 2018 at 4:00 am

Just checking in to see if this 2006 release might just have eng. dubbs. Judging by the comments here, I guess that it does not. This is a wonderful movie as it is, but I am sure that I would enjoy it just a little bit more if I could hear it in my native tongue.

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lotoyica August 1, 2018 at 11:50 am

You people know that most of the world doesn't speak English, right? You don't hear us bitching that Star Wars isn't in Chinese!!!

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acnologia99 May 1, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Awesome movie!!! This is what happens when Alice in Wonderland in a dark story. A must watch!!!

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cryptic00 April 18, 2018 at 5:51 am

This is boring for me.

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dam80n April 11, 2018 at 3:49 pm

yifysubtitles dot com

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recoskyler March 25, 2018 at 1:38 pm

First of all, thank you for uploading this! People should know that the director (Guillermo del Toro) didn't want this movie to be translated, that's why it's in Spanish. But you can always find English subtitles, and maybe dubs for it.

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rrm39866 March 23, 2018 at 10:06 pm

thanks :)z

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ayoub_pnl March 19, 2018 at 12:15 pm

It's Spanish.

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timbo March 17, 2018 at 6:41 am

Fucking Idiots... it's not English!!!

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netvusystems March 15, 2018 at 6:06 am

Please indicate the language if not in English. Unfortunately my Italian is poor.

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kakamal March 15, 2018 at 2:36 am

Dear gavra05dick@keyboard warrior.. in case you don't understand English.. my comment was for ppl who always complaining about the language of the movie. I'm totally fine with other languages movies.

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naresh14 March 14, 2018 at 3:53 pm

why Tech Specs says Language is English, when its not in English...?

malcred profile
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malcred March 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm

It's so easy to get the subs, you asshole

kakamal profile
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kakamal March 14, 2018 at 9:46 am

Yes movie is not English bcos not only English people can do movies. So if you don't understand pls either go learn spanish or commit suicide. Otherwise.. just STFU

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rumalyn1 March 10, 2018 at 1:18 pm

THE LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH

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yogui2009 March 9, 2018 at 4:45 pm

la mejor forma de ver una película es en su idioma original, que pereza de la gente de no utilizar subtitulos.

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jarod_xg March 9, 2018 at 11:42 am

REALLY? Tech Specs says Language in English. REALLY?

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lowercasecasey March 9, 2018 at 3:03 am

Del toro, Guy ritchie, Zack snyder, all have a good eye for amazing cinematography and visuals:)

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lalebravo March 8, 2018 at 12:56 pm

thank you....

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sqcoach_2016 March 8, 2018 at 9:35 am

If I remembered correctly, there is an English version of this movie..can OTTO download it for us please

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farha_biebs97 March 8, 2018 at 8:28 am

yess!!! Ive been waiting for this movie!!!

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prashantshende97 March 8, 2018 at 7:26 am

OMG, i was waiting for this movie since a longgggg time and finally its here. I hope its audio is in English. Thank you so muchhh YTS you guys are the best.

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elmasrieslam March 7, 2018 at 1:52 pm

finally man!nthank you.

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angelus041174 March 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm

Love this film, but it needs subtitles