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Predators (2010)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 187
Fresh: 119
Rotten: 68

Critics Consensus: After a string of subpar sequels, this bloody, action-packed reboot takes the Predator franchise back to its testosterone-fueled roots.

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 31
Fresh: 15
Rotten: 16

Critics Consensus: After a string of subpar sequels, this bloody, action-packed reboot takes the Predator franchise back to its testosterone-fueled roots.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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Movie Info

A group of hardened killers are hunted on an alien planet in producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal's entry into the popular sci-fi action franchise. Mercenaries, murderers, gangsters, and convicts, they were the most feared men on Earth. But now they're a long way from home, and when the predators become the prey, fearless mercenary Royce (Adrien Brody) prepares for the fight of his life. And he's not alone, because Mexican gangster Cuchillo (Danny Trejo), Israeli Defense Forces … More

Rating:
R (for strong creature violence and gore, and pervasive language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By:
Michael Finch
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Oct 19, 2010
Box Office:
$52.0M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Predators

All Critics (190) | Top Critics (32) | Fresh (119) | Rotten (68) | DVD (12)

The odor of musty, late-'80s nostalgia may still hover around this already threadbare brand, but you simply don't see movies that leave both the curious and the fans who truly care this viscerally satisfied anymore.

Full Review… | July 14, 2010
Time Out New York
Top Critic

Antal is a good enough action director that some of the combat is pretty exciting.

Full Review… | July 12, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

At the midpoint... it got more and more confined, claustrophobic and flatter.

Full Review… | July 12, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

None of this is scary, and nothing makes sense.

Full Review… | July 9, 2010
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

There isn't anything as comically grisly as the exploding head or Carl Weathers' arm removal, both well-remembered moments from the original Predator.

Full Review… | July 9, 2010
Associated Press
Top Critic

Predators needed more predators.

Full Review… | July 9, 2010
Film.com
Top Critic

Innocent but skillful.

Full Review… | March 22, 2014
Cinemaphile.org

If Aliens featured just a handful of xenomorphs, wouldn't you have been disappointed?

Full Review… | January 18, 2014
7M Pictures

A decent cast, great effects and costumes and satisfying blood and gore make this a pretty decent horror remake, which you don't find too often.

Full Review… | November 9, 2013
We Got This Covered

A fun homage to the 1987 original that's every bit as explosive and exhilarating.

Full Review… | June 1, 2013
Lyles' Movie Files

Predators never overcomes the fatal miscasting of Brody as the group's take-charge, tough-guy leader.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013

Despite forgettable characters, this drama offers enough surprises to satisfy many fans of the long-running series.

Full Review… | December 31, 2012
Big Hollywood

A good old-fashioned bad action movie; the type the eighties used to churn out on a regular basis.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012
TheShiznit.co.uk

[The filmmakers] should go back and revisit the original film to discover what made it good in the first place.

Full Review… | September 23, 2012
Examiner.com

This is Predator karaoke - a film which looks and sounds like the 1987 film, but lacks the zest.

Full Review… | June 30, 2011
The Ooh Tray

It has no real new thoughts in its head but it updates all the old thoughts into a slimy new package just fine.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Movies.com

The real enemy is too much exposition.

Full Review… | February 16, 2011
IFC.com

It's nothing to shout from the rooftops about but, given the standard set by the majority of Predator movies, you're unlikely to be disappointed...

Full Review… | February 3, 2011
What Culture

Despite pacing problems, Predators is a wildly entertaining picture that bends the franchise back to more captivating quandaries, erasing much of the bad taste left behind by previous installments.

Full Review… | December 21, 2010
BrianOrndorf.com

There's something to be said about a movie with a Predator in it that is actually decent, especially after three previous tries in 20-plus years.

Full Review… | December 1, 2010
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Forget Predator 2 and all that Alien Vs Predator rubbish - this is the sequel that the Arnie-starring '80s actioner deserved.

Full Review… | November 22, 2010
The Standard

Predators lovingly embraces its B-movie roots, but drags along the cinematic trappings, too.

Full Review… | October 24, 2010
IGN DVD

I couldn't get past Brody as an action hero, and I didn't jump from my seat once. I wanted at least that much from a film that spent so much money on bullets and bazookas and bombs and bombast.

Full Review… | October 23, 2010
Movie Metropolis

Adrien Brody se toliko nabildao da je potpuno uvjerljiv kao mrcina koju biste voljeli imati na svojoj strani ako provod u narodnjačkom klubu krene po zlu

Full Review… | September 12, 2010
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full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review… | September 11, 2010
Movies for the Masses

If Predators had plunged deeper into the bloodsport-honour-hunting, kill-or-be-killed psyche of both sides, this could've been a truly jolting reboot.

Full Review… | September 8, 2010
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Audience Reviews for Predators

½

After the very disappointing Predator 2, I had some concern when a new predator film was announced. However, after finally watching it,I felt not fully satisfied,but found a far more deserved sequel to the orginal monster masterpiece.

Firstly, looking at the positives; Adrien Brody, who plays as Royce, a mercenary and the main character. I can truly say that Brody pulled off a rather impressive performance, along with Lawrence Fishburne and Alice Braga, they give a rather promising cast of actors. The story gave an interesting twist of humans being abducted and hunted, but prehaps used too much from before. I will say that the violence in this film was not up to the high standards left by the first film,but is at a level that has some violent elements that feel very much like the predator would do, such as violently ripping out a human's spine and skull and blowing up a human with a plasma cannon.

Now to look at the negatives. It is fairly predictable to know which characters die and those that survive. Secondly, I remember the first film built up its tension by having the men staring into thin air, knowing something's there. However, this happens only once and the majority is mostly guns blazing action. Going to the intense fighting scenes, I felt disappointed of haw the last two kills are both the same technique of beheading, prehaps having different ideas would've made the fighting moments more interesting to watch. Finally, I kind of knew that Topher Graces character, who is supposedly a helpful doctor turns out to be a psychopath, as the quiet one usually are the violent ones. However,he did give a clever performance.

Predators may not be a great satisfaction to those awaiting a decent sequel, it tops the spin-off franchise of AVP and puts in better effort in creating accuracy,action and violence. Plus, there are some decent references to the original, such as Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" during the credits. We can now easily forget the one that should never have been made.

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Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

½

A collection of heavily armed strangers find themselves in a remote jungle wilderness and stalked by an unseen assailant. Predators is so similar to the 1987 original it can almost be seen as a remake. It has the same jungle location, the same situations, even many of the same plot devices; the two things it is missing however, are Arnie in his prime and a sense of humour, which is something of a problem seeing as they were the very elements that made Predator work. The amusing banter between the group of friends from the original film not only provided laughs but also made you care what happened to them; quite why we are supposed to have empathy for what is essentially just a collection of assholes with big guns I have no idea. I would also have to say that although I am a fan of Ardien Brody, he's always been something of an intellectual hero and seeing him hiss macho platitudes through clenched teeth is a little hard to swallow. Things get a little more interesting when Laurence Fishburne makes an appearance but it's little more than a cameo and we're soon straight back to mindless violence. It's a shame because the idea behind Predator has a lot of potential but even after FIVE movies featuring them, we still know little more about them than they like hunting things. It's noisy and flashy enough to stave of boredom but not only is Predators not as good as the original, it's not even as good as the AVP films.

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garyX
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

½

I quite liked Predators, even though they played it safe by sticking to the first films winning formula, it ticked all the right boxes. In the right hands this franchise could take off again, there was a good balance of intelligence, fantasy and development - of both characters and story. There is no way to please all of the fans but I personally think they did a pretty good job here, I found it entertaining throughout.

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SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

½

Mercenaries and soldiers and a haphazard doctor land on a mysterious planet only to find they are game for the predators.
The film is pretty much the low end of what one might expect: there are the appropriate number of action scenes and plastic characters. One doesn't go to a film like Predators expecting to see grand pronouncements about the meaning of life, so I can't be too hard on the film. But even based on its own standards, I find flaws. Most importantly, even though Adrien Brody gives his best effort at sounding and looking like an action star, this is the same guy who played the pianist, and he can't shed his sensitive predilections; it's the script's fault (or the casting director's) for making him try. Also, Laurence Fishburne seems like he stopped by on the way to another movie; it's either that or the writers couldn't figure out another way to tell the audience meaningless facts about the predators' planet.
Overall, if you don't mind senselessness, then the action sequences in Predators might be enough for you to forget the film's flaws.

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hunterjt13
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

Predators Quotes


Royce:
[Cuchillo holds gun at him] Don't. Calm down.
Cuchillo:
Hey, fuck you.
Royce:
Calm down.
Cuchillo:
Fuck you!
– Submitted by ethan t (2 years ago)
Royce:
You're shooting at the wrong people.
Nikolai:
How do I know.
Royce:
Because otherwise we wouldn't be having this conversation.
– Submitted by Noah E (2 years ago)
Stans:
[to Mombasa] Looking good there, boss.
– Submitted by Vergil C (3 years ago)
Stans:
[to Isabelle] Your ass is awesome.
– Submitted by rob g (3 years ago)
Noland:
They can hear you. Smell you. They see you.
– Submitted by rob g (3 years ago)

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