The NeverEnding Story 40th Anniversary

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    CMX Cinemas Village 12

    1600 Village Market Boulevard, Leesburg, VA
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    11900 Palace Way, Fairfax, VA

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    9811 Washingtonian Ctr., Gaithersburg, MD
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    1651 international Dr U1700 Level 3M, McLean, VA

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    7850e Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA
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    3111 K Street N.W., Washington, DC
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    206 Hoffman Street, Alexandria, VA
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    2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Woodbridge, VA
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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.

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