Labyrinth review

Film description

In a nutshell:

David Bowie abducts a baby and tries to seduce a young girl.



Where everything seems possible and nothing is what it seems.


Jareth: 'I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.'

Jareth: 'You remind me of the babe.'
Goblin: 'What babe?'
Jareth: 'The babe with the power.'
Goblin: 'What power?'
Jareth: 'The power of voodoo.'
Goblin: 'Who do?'
Jareth: 'You do.'
Goblin: 'Do what?'
Jareth: 'Remind me of the babe.'

The Worm: 'If she'd 'ave kept on goin' down that way she'd 'ave gone straight to that castle.'


Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is your average teenage girl, who feels put upon by her stepmother. She's left to look after her baby brother, Toby, whilst her father and stepmother have a night out.

In a fit of rage she wishes away Toby and the Goblin King, Jareth (David Bowie), takes him. She immediately changes her mind and Jareth allows her one chance to save him.

She is given thirteen hours to solve the Labyrinth and rescue her brother from the heart of the castle.

Along the way, Sarah makes allies of Jim Henson's puppets, and an adversary of David Bowie's bulge.

David Bowie also provides soundtrack, though his bulge does not get its own entrance music.

Written by: Sarah Spray

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Release Dates

UK DVD release
October 1st 2007
UK Blu-ray release
August 31st 2009

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