(2002)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 24 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
One of the few video game movies to truly re-create the gaming experience -- from the three-dimensional maps to the structure of encountering increasingly grisly and dangerous foes at higher levels of play.
63
Baltimore Sun
About as good as the genre gets.
58
Entertainment Weekly
A splattery futuristic zombie thriller, designed as a jolt-a-minute freakout for young audiences who were numbed into submission long ago.
50
There's a psychological undercurrent. The movie occupies a zone where science fiction and nightmares collide and intertwine.
50
Evil's one strong presence is lead Milla Jovovich -- and not because the script gives her supercop/soldier anything interesting to say.
50
New York Daily News
The dialogue is nothing to speak of, but the movie has a dynamite opening sequence in which the corporation turns on its workers, leaving them, if not dead, then with "virtually no intelligence," like office workers everywhere.
38
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
While computer games can boast an abundance of nifty graphics and odious villains and plucky protagonists on long journeys, they're invariably a tad wanting in the cinematic essentials -- you know, stuff like plot and characterization and theme.
25
Chicago Sun-Times
The movie is "Dawn of the Dead" crossed with "John Carpenter's "Ghosts of Mars," with zombies not as ghoulish as the first and trains not as big as the second. The movie does however have Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez.
25
A video game cum movie that substitutes shrieking decibel levels for a coherent plot and any resemblance to originality.
25
New York Post
It's so incoherent that at first you wonder if the reels are being shown out of order.
20
A ditsy and dizzying spook-house thriller in high-tech, high-hemline gear.
0
Miami Herald
Such a bad movie that its luckiest viewers will be seated next to one of those ignorant pinheads who talk throughout the show.

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