Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
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  1. Reviewed by: David Plotz
    30
    The Lightning Thief is loud, scary, oversexed, and really unfun. All that would have been fine if my daughter liked it, but instead it left her and her friend stunned.
  2. 30
    As scripted by Craig Titley, this first in a presumptive franchise is a dull, scattershot affair that owes much to both "X-Men" and Greek mythology, but which never seems to slow down enough to make any sense whatsoever.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Starkey
    25
    Chris Columbus, true to his namesake, has chartered new waters of lazy hackdom with this "Clash of the Titans" remade as a CW tween soap.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    20
    The film becomes particularly risible when family matters come into play. Since the young demigods, by nature, are raised in single-parent homes, their encounters with the gods are characterized less by wonder than by the therapy-speak of wounded kids with daddy issues.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 270 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 104
  2. Negative: 35 out of 104
  1. DanA
    Feb 21, 2010
    3
    Embarrassing for my son, a fan of the books, who took me to this movie. I use the term loosely. Bad acting, clumsy plot and character Embarrassing for my son, a fan of the books, who took me to this movie. I use the term loosely. Bad acting, clumsy plot and character development non existent. Where have all the actors gone these days?? Full Review »
  2. Sep 22, 2011
    5
    Cheesy and childish at its best, but hey. It still helps you memorize all those Greek gods and myth.
  3. Oct 13, 2010
    8
    I've been dying to see this movie when I read all five of the Percy Jackson books. too bad it was disliked by fans because it was a HarryI've been dying to see this movie when I read all five of the Percy Jackson books. too bad it was disliked by fans because it was a Harry Potter ripoff. thats alright, Chris Columbus. you gave this movie worth a try. bottomline: the actors are supporting, the visuals were nice, and the storyline is entertaining. Full Review »