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Genre :

Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Release Date :

October 21, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Starring :

Karl Urban, The Rock, Rosamund Pike, Deobia Oparei, Ben Daniels, Raz Adoti, Richard Brake, Al Weaver, Yao Chin

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 5

“..won't disappoint its hardcore fans..”
by J.P. Mangalindan [The Cinema Source]
2 of 4

“..ultimately embraces the cliched doom of all video game movies...”
by Robert K. Elder [Chicago Tribune]
3.5 of 5

“..the most cleverly engineered video-game movie made to date...”
by Sean Axmaker [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
2 of 4

“..poorly photographed and edited rehash of the plots of "Alien" and "The Thing."..”
by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
1.5 of 4

“..nothing more than a thoroughly mediocre Aliens ripoff..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
“..muddled, derivative crap..”
by Chuck Wilson [L.A. Weekly]
3.5 of 5

“..manages to escape the game-to-movie curse..”
by Marc Bernardin [Entertainment Weekly]
1.5 of 4

“..is ear-splitting, unevenly acted and profoundly uninspired..”
by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
2 of 4

“..is dreary-looking and painfully slow..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
“..does a good job of replicating the claustrophobic look and feel of the game..”
by Richard James Havis [The Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 5

“..comes as no great shocker..”
by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
2 of 4

“..brings nothing new to the table...”
by Paul Doro [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
4 of 5

“..a surprisingly non-kitschy action film..”
by Victor Godinez [The Dallas Morning News]
2 of 4

“..a faithful movie adaptation of a mega-popular game..”
by John Monaghan [Detroit Free Press]
6 of 10

“..a decent enough action film..”
by Joshua Starnes [Comingsoon]
1 of 4

“..a D-grade mess that's more a rip-off of Alien than an attempt to tell a compelling story..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Vince Leo [Qwipster's Movie Reviews]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Pete Vonder Haar [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak]
1.5 of 5
Reviewed by Marc Savlov [Austin Chronicle]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Brian Orndorf [EFilmCritic]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Daniel Fienberg [Zap2it]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Roger Moore [Houston Chronicle]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Annette Cardwell [Filmcritic]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]

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