(2005)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

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63
For a big-screen disposable, Doom has a few jolts, a few good laughs and an attractive female lead to whom you want to say, "What's a nice girl like you doing on a Mars like this?"
58
Entertainment Weekly
By hewing close to James Cameron's "Aliens" playbook, Doom manages to escape the game-to-movie curse that afflicted "Resident Evil," "House of the Dead," and, well, every other movie based on a game.
50
Dreary-looking and painfully slow, but it's not terrible.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Plot, character development and dialogue are so sparse that the screenwriters are fortunate they're not paid by the word. But this basic approach doesn't render it ineffectual. There's so little to go wrong that those who like their entertainment mindless and violent will find little fault.
50
Chicago Tribune
Doom, the film, aspires to be more than just a gory shoot em' up--though it'd still be a stretch to call it a thinking man's action movie.
38
New York Post
Basically a deadly dull rehash of "Resident Evil," which in turn was a third-generation clone of "Aliens."
38
Like Doom itself, the movie is rich in backstory, but sparse in actual story.
38
Charlotte Observer
We don't need a discussion of plot in a review of a movie made from a video game, do we? Nor do we care whether the characters are complicated (no), the acting is sophisticated (no), the direction is competent (no) or the camerawork is clever (no).
25
Like most movies based on games, this film appears to have been quite literally doomed from the start.
25
Philadelphia Inquirer
Doom is, to its detriment, a remarkably faithful re-creation of the massively popular video game. In other words, it's a dark, violent, nerve-wracking, trigger-giddy waste of time.
25
New York Daily News
Even The Rock, who can usually be counted on to enliven any scenario, seems bored by the laughably feeble script.

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