The NeverEnding Story 40th Anniversary

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

The NeverEnding Story tells the story of Bastian (Barret Oliver) who, on his way to school one day, ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies. Sneaking away with a book called "The NeverEnding Story," Bastian begins reading it in the school attic. The novel is about Fantasia, a fantasy land threatened by "The Nothing," a darkness that destroys everything it touches. The kingdom needs the help of a human child to survive. When Bastian reads a description of himself in the book, he begins to wonder if Fantasia is real and needs him to survive.

This special 40th anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Leonard Maltin.

Cast

  • Barret Oliver
  • Gerald McRaney
  • Chris Eastman
  • Darryl Cooksey
  • Nicholas Gilbert
  • Thomas Hill
  • Deep Roy
  • Tilo Prückner
  • Noah Hathaway
  • Tami Stronach

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Metacritic

75

The idea of the story within a story is one of the nice touches in The NeverEnding Story. Another one is the idea of a child's faith being able to change the course of fate. Maybe not since the kids in the audience were asked to save Tinker Bell in Peter Pan has the outcome of a story been left so clearly up to a child's willingness to believe.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
30

Despite the sophistication of the source material, this 1984 film isn't particularly successful: Petersen insists on forcing the superficial moral lessons, and the half hour removed from the film by its American distributors leaves it with a harsh, choppy rhythm.

Metacritic review by Dave Kehr
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader