Is there room at the multiplex for yet another entry in the young adult/ dystopia/survival genre? Those who hunger for more could do worse than The Maze Runner, based on the first book in James Dashner’s trilogy.
— Cynthia Dickson, Minneapolis Star-Tribune The writers seem to have been reared in the Lost school of storytelling, happy to pile on three more questions for every answer.
San Francisco Chronicle It’s the best of the Hunger Games wannabes we’ve seen so far.
— William Goss, Austin Chronicle There’s a DIY feel to The Maze Runner that’s mildly refreshing; you can imagine kids trying this at home.
— Steve Persall, Tampa Bay Times The overall production design — including the opening titles — looks a lot more like TV than a feature film.
— Jordan Hoffman, Guardian