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      Dave Made a Maze

      Released Aug 18, 2017 1h 20m Adventure Comedy Horror TRAILER for Dave Made a Maze: Trailer 1 List Dave Made a Maze: Trailer 1 Dave Made a Maze: Trailer 1 1:57 View more videos
      86% Tomatometer 56 Reviews 70% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Dave, a frustrated artist who has yet to accomplish anything significant in his career, builds a fort out of cardboard boxes in his living room, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave's girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Upon entry, they find themselves in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur. Read More Read Less

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      Dave Made a Maze offers decent storytelling but plunges deep into bold stylistic waters, establishing director Bill Watterson as a fresh and inventive filmmaker.

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      Glenn Kenny RogerEbert.com I had never felt happier to be approaching senior citizenship. Rated: 1.5/4 Mar 26, 2018 Full Review Leah Pickett Chicago Reader This is a fun ride. Sep 14, 2017 Full Review Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times If you're looking for something different - and mean it when you say so - Dave Made a Maze is a joy. Rated: 3/4 Aug 18, 2017 Full Review Eve Tushnet Patheos A weird little gem. The kind of horror flick that isn't great-great, but is simultaneously so of its era and so individual in its vision that it will get brought up later in lists... Sep 13, 2021 Full Review Stephen Porzio HeadStuff The maze is a wondrous creation, somehow coming across very makeshift and tangible, yet also wondrous and vast Jan 5, 2021 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Utterly brimming with creativity. Rated: 8/10 Dec 5, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Mayana L This is the perfect movie. I will die on that cardboard box. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/24 Full Review Thom G The great thing about Dave Made a Maze is that from the start, it fully embraces its own universe and offbeat humor, resulting in a surprisingly engaging, fun, and creative experience. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review Brennan M This feels like a perfect metaphor -- incomplete, soft, complex, rich, and childlike all at once. Something to chew on for a long time. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/24 Full Review rita g the set itself is the main and most interesting character of this movie. The actors and dialogue are truly a waste of screentime and energy and still managed to take away the focus the cardboard art set design magic truly deserved. The plot left my brain uninspired and bored and annoyed. The set designers of this movie truly deserved better! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/24 Full Review Lou T Having known nothing about this film, the title and poster were more than enough to peak my interest. Dave Made a Maze entails exactly what the title promise, but many unexpected aspects that the title retains. Being one of the quirkiest and absurd films I have stumbled upon, the film is designed as a bizarre and uneasy Sesame Street-esque children's show. The dialogue, camera angles, and acting all seem self aware of that fact, but at times seem almost genuine and unaware of the insane nature of the story. The maze and the oddities within are designed in a charming manner, seemingly inspired by a twisted Jim Henson. It is quite incredible to watch as it was all created using recycled boxes and stop motion animation. The story is a bit messy, with puzzling aspects being forgotten about and dropped by the end with no further development. The movie is bold with the choices it makes and unique with the execution, but doesn't leave a mark as a brilliant film due to these messier aspects. That being said, Dave Made a Maze is a peculiarly delightful film and is well worth he watch, despite its shortcomings. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/04/24 Full Review Wolfgang G Dave Made a Maze ist eine Fantasy Komödie von Bill Watterson… Dave, ein Künstler, der in seiner Karriere noch nichts Rechtes zuwege gebracht hat, ist so frustriert, dass er in seinem Wohnzimmer eine Festung baut… Dave Made a Maze gehört zu den „Liebe es oder hasse es" Filmen… Ein toller surrealer und schwarzhumoriger Film, ein wahres verstecktes Juwel… Einer der einfallsreichsten Filme, die ich seit langem gesehen habe… Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Dave, a frustrated artist who has yet to accomplish anything significant in his career, builds a fort out of cardboard boxes in his living room, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave's girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Upon entry, they find themselves in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur.
      Director
      Bill Watterson
      Producer
      Carlos Cuscó, Emerson Machtus
      Screenwriter
      Steven Sears, Bill Watterson
      Distributor
      Gravitas Ventures
      Production Co
      Gravitas Ventures
      Genre
      Adventure, Comedy, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 18, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 18, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $13.2K
      Runtime
      1h 20m
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