Fifteen-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is so resentful of her baby brother Toby that she hopes he will just disappear. Her dream becomes reality when goblins kidnap the boy – but Sarah unexpectedly finds herself horrified by the loss.
“A real masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, an absolutely gorgeous children’s fantasy movie.” – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
So she sets forth to retrieve him, and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. To accomplish her goal, she will somehow have to reach the center of the fantastical Labyrinth where the wicked Goblin King (David Bowie, who performs two songs and wears one of the greatest New Wave leather jumpsuit/cape combos of the ’80s) has imprisoned the lad. But the task is easier said than done, for the maze is filled with strange creatures, mind-bending puzzles and dangerous obstacles that threaten to keep Sarah apart from her brother forever!
Directed by Muppet-master Jim Henson, produced by George Lucas and penned by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, Labyrinth is a distinctive, beautifully designed (love that M.C. Escher-inspired staircase!), and often freaky dark fantasy for all ages. (Dir. by Jim Henson, 1986, USA, 101 mins., Rated PG)