Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.

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Wes Ball

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Noah Oppenheim (screenplay by), Grant Pierce Myers (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan O'Brien ... Thomas
Aml Ameen ... Alby
Ki Hong Lee ... Minho
Blake Cooper ... Chuck
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Newt
Will Poulter ... Gally
Dexter Darden ... Frypan
Kaya Scodelario ... Teresa
Chris Sheffield ... Ben
Joe Adler ... Zart
Alexander Flores ... Winston
Jacob Latimore ... Jeff
Randall D. Cunningham Randall D. Cunningham ... Clint
Patricia Clarkson ... Ava Paige
Don McManus ... Masked Man
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Awakening in an elevator, remembering nothing of his past, Thomas emerges into a world of about thirty teenage boys, all without past memories, who have learned to survive under their own set of rules in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. With a new boy arriving every thirty days, the group has been in "The Glade" for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space (patrolled by cyborg monsters named 'Grievers'). They have begun to give up hope when a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change with the boys dividing into two factions: those willing to risk their lives to escape and those wanting to hang onto what they've got and survive. Written by KelseyJ

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Brenton Thwaites and Connor Paolo auditioned for the role of Thomas, but lost to Dylan O'Brien. See more »

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Part way through the film we see Thomas run into the maze to help Minho and an unconscious Alby. When they realise there is nowhere they can hide Alby from the Greavers, they decide to hoist him up one of the walls of the maze so he is hidden amongst the ivy. This is shown to take some time as day turns to night during the effort. However when a Greaver finds them and Minho flees, Thomas is able to continue holding the rope used to hoist Alby up, whilst easing himself underneath a ledge at the base of the wall where he is covered by the ivy. If this hiding place was good enough to stop Thomas being detected by the Greavers, it would have been used for Albys unconscious body in the first place, thus making the time spent hoisting him up the wall completely pointless. See more »

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[first lines]
Thomas: Hey! Hey! Help me!
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Alternate Versions

After initially receiving a '15' rating, Fox cut 43 seconds of violence, threat and injury detail from the UK version to earn a less restrictive '12A' rating for the cinema release. This same cut version was later released on DVD and Blu-ray with a '12' rating, although an uncut Steelbook Blu-ray was given a limited release with a '15' rating. See more »

Connections

Followed by Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) See more »

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Good, but could easilly be better
22 November 2014 | by tinovalkkiSee all my reviews

Although The Maze Runner story isn't one of the brilliants I have seen, it is interesting enough to satisfy my interest. Opening scene is intriguing and wakes your interest to wait to see what to come. Story itself is many times seen in various movies, but citation to such movies as Cube and TV- shows like Lost keeps you interest awake about what to come. Biggest problem is the movie casting. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) is interesting character enough, but Will Boultier as villain of story is too lame personality. And somehow I don't understand the meaning of Teresa's (Kaya Scolecario) character who seem to pointless for the whole story. Maybe her role for the story grows and clears at the forthcoming movies. Sequel is coming next fall. After all great scenery combined with intensive storytelling is fresh enough to bring this movie a little bit more interesting, than most of those Hollywood's post-apocalyptic serial productions these days. I stay wait sequel with great interest.


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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,512,804, 21 September 2014

Gross USA:

$102,427,862

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$348,319,861
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