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Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

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Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.


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Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for sequences of strong violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Resident Evil 5  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,052,227 (USA) (14 September 2012)


$42,345,531 (USA) (9 November 2012)

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When Alice opens the attic door a crewmember's head appears at the lower left of the screen. See more »


[first lines]
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Absolute crap
14 September 2012 | by (Calgary Canada) – See all my reviews

I really liked the first ResEvil movie, and I've been going along with them ever since, but this is the end of the line for me. This movie was a total waste of time and money. There's no plot, just a situation that Alice has to fight her way out of. There are some good stunts but nothing we haven't seen before. Most of the action is just ridiculous...bad guys that don't die, guns that don't run out of ammo, characters that can be interchangeably good or evil at the whim of the scriptwriter. It's like a five-year-old playing with toy soldiers. The actors are so wooden, and look so plastic that I honestly couldn't tell if they were CGI creations or actual human beings.

Milla and her husband should be ashamed of themselves.

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