(2001)

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75
Entertainment Weekly
Visually witty and even marvelous when it comes to depicting the spectacular creatures evolving at a speed previously known only in the Bible.
75
Christian Science Monitor
This unevenly paced comedy is an amusing parody of monster movies from "Them!" to "Alien."
63
Chicago Sun-Times
It's not good, but it's nowhere near as bad as most recent comedies; it has real laughs, but it misses real opportunities.
63
Instead of scoring belly laughs, there's a run on randy guy banter between Duchovny and Jones.
63
New York Daily News
Half a barrel of laughs. The other half is made of slime.
63
Chicago Tribune
This is "Ghostbusters" meets "Men in Black" meets a whole lot of butt humor.
63
New York Post
Somewhat refreshingly aspiring to be nothing more than a disposable summer popcorn movie, this is a flick that delivers more smiles than laughs and has some wonderful special effects.
50
Wall Street Journal
The special effects are variable, but even when they're good they don't have much impact because Evolution, with its self-trashing spirit, turns moviegoers into bemused bysitters.
40
Reitman's attempt to show he can re-create the success of his biggest comedy ever. What he proves instead is that, given time and money, a comedy director can devolve into a lower life form.
40
Rolling Stone
It's refried comic beans that smell stale and smack of desperation.
38
Philadelphia Inquirer
Evolution devolves to the sight of a colossal alien expelling flatus over Arizona. So that's why this movie stinks. Play that flatulent music, white boy.
25
In a movie as hackneyed and as dull as Evolution, the small favors of Duchovny's performance stand out.

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