Labyrinth

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Henson Associates / Lucasfilm Released 1986

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Director:
Jim Henson
Released:
1986
Rating:
PG

The film focuses on Sarah Williams, a teenage girl who resents her step-mother and baby brother, Toby. When Sarah is forced to baby-sit while her step-mother and father go on a date, she finds out that Toby has her stuffed teddy bear and verbally wishes that the goblins would take her baby brother away from her. When Jareth, the King of Goblins, comes to tell Sarah that he has granted her wish, she realizes that she has made a grave mistake. Now, she has to complete Jareth's labyrinth within thirteen hours to win back her brother. This maze is filled with extraordinary creatures, mostly portrayed by puppets in the film, and many surprises, and Sarah struggles to make it to the end before Jareth's time limit runs out.

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  • 90

    The New York Times

    Labyrinth, a fabulous film about a young girl's journey into womanhood that uses futuristic technology to illuminate a mythic-style tale, is in many ways a remarkable achievement.

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Great energy and creativity went into the construction, production and direction of this movie, but it doesn't have a story that does justice to the production.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Sheila Benson

    There's more length than depth to Labyrinth. The Baryshnikov staging of "The Nutcracker" has more to tell about a girl on the edge of young womanhood, with more poignancy and a mor...

David Bowie

David Bowie

Jareth the Goblin King

Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly

Sarah

Shari Weiser

Shari Weiser

Hoggle

Dave Goelz

Dave Goelz

Didymus / The Hat / The Four Guards / Left Door Knocker / Firey 3 (voice)

Steve Whitmire

Steve Whitmire

The Four Guards / Firey 4 / Ambrosius

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Tweens, Epics, Puppets, Fairy Tales & Fables, Musicals