(2002)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 24 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
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
Is this the future of horror or just some bizarre fluke? Don't ask me, I'm having too much fun to care.
50
Evil's one strong presence is lead Milla Jovovich -- and not because the script gives her supercop/soldier anything interesting to say.
40
Handsome and sometimes creepy, but formulaic in the extreme.
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.
30
Washington Post
In the end, it all looks and plays like a $40 million version of a game you're more likely to enjoy on a computer.
30
The New York Times
The movie has a frantic staccato style that is more game-oriented than cinematic.
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.
10
Salon.com
Mildly grisly, assaultively noisy and tremendously boring.

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