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Prometheus Reviews



Genre :

Thriller, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

June 08, 2012

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Ridley Scott

Starring :

Logan Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Patrick Wilson, Rafe Spall, Benedict Wong, Guy Pearce

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : B+

“..this is jumbo-size science fiction, with a handsome, impermeable titanium gleam - and a thick coating of creationism lite..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
4.5 of 5

“..this is a remarkably scary and eye-popping headrush of a movie, an experience that offers a maximum adrenaline boost at the same time as it engages your intelligence..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
2.5 of 4

“..the sexual subtext is still very much there - every nook and cranny seems to resemble an orifice..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
3 of 4

“..the ending isn't squishy scary or deeply satisfying. Bummer..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..somber, spectacular and ponderous,"Prometheus" virtually thrums with the desire to become a classic of science-fiction cinema..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
“..Prometheus is magnificent. Shot in 3D but without the director taking the process into account in his conceptions or execution, the film absorbs and uses the process seamlessly..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..part philosophical treatise, part pulp fiction, part pure horror show, Ridley Scott's"Prometheus" ends up with less to say than it thinks it does..”
by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 4

“..its grand sets and intricate effects are dazzling, and in at least one scene, Scott almost manages to top himself..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
“..inviting comparison to The Tree of Life's formation-of-the-universe digression or 2001: A Space Odyssey's monolith overture..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
3 of 4

“..flawed, but stupidity cannot be numbered among its missteps..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..a lot of the pleasure of "Prometheus" is in that hovering..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
2 of 4

“.."Prometheus" is just big, beautiful, and empty..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
4 of 5

“.."Prometheus" is a good movie, sometimes very good. It's just not a great movie..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 5

“.."elegant" and "stately" are two adjectives that won't mean a thing to the potential teen audience for "Prometheus," but they're the most apt..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]

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“..the movie has a few cute moments, but for the most part it's as predictable as being bored in trigonometry..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]


“..director James McTeigue ( V for Vendetta) has turned in a crisply efficient thriller that doesn’t surprise but still manages to be mildly entertaining over the course of its predictable 96 minutes..”
by Cary Darling [DFW.com]


“..it's hard to appreciate San Andreas as much more than a series of special effects vistas: impeccably detailed, completely plastic..”
by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky [A.V. Club]


“..fearsomely visceral and impeccably performed, it's a brisk, bracing update, even as it remains exquisitely in period..”
by Guy Lodge [Variety]


“..delightfully inventive, funny and touching and, surreptitiously, a great way of helping kids get a handle on all those inexplicable feelings..”
by David Sexton [This is London]


“..Villeneuve handles conventional action sequences terrifically well..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]


“..from the cloying, ever-present score to the complete lack of narrative momentum, it all adds up to a film that's easily Van Sant's worst..”
by Oliver Lyttelton [The Playlist]


“..the movie can conjure up futuristic images, but the story is nothing we haven't seen before...”
by Stephanie Merry [Washington Post]


“..the spirits may have been willing with Poltergeist but the movie is weak..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]


“..will make fans of the Japanese animation studio yearn for when Hayao Miyazaki was there. The now-retired maestro of the form had a sense of poetry and lyricism that's sadly missing here..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]