Predators Reviews

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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 23, 2012
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David Fear
Time Out
July 14, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
July 12, 2010
Antal is a good enough action director that some of the combat is pretty exciting.
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
July 12, 2010
At the midpoint... it got more and more confined, claustrophobic and flatter.
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
July 9, 2010
None of this is scary, and nothing makes sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
July 9, 2010
There isn't anything as comically grisly as the exploding head or Carl Weathers' arm removal, both well-remembered moments from the original Predator.
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
July 9, 2010
Predators needed more predators.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
July 9, 2010
It has fun showing us that humans can, indeed, be the most dangerous game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Christopher Kelly
Dallas Morning News
July 9, 2010
Predators mostly just suggests a bunch of grown-up men playing with toys and not bothering to invite the rest of us into their circle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 9, 2010
Some genre movies simply work out this way: Whatever their intentions or origins they percolate for about an hour. And then they sputter and hope that a promising first half will be enough to get by.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
July 9, 2010
The dialogue is dumber than dirt, and the plot crumbles at the halfway mark, but the movie does what a loud summer blockbuster should, which is loudly bust blocks.
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
July 9, 2010
A stylish, lean and, well, familiar outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 9, 2010
This chaotic stew of fire, blood, mud and explosives is so devoid of terror and suspense that any metaphorical analysis is rendered moot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
July 9, 2010
Predators is just another movie-machine, running on action formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
July 9, 2010
Predators is good if gory grindhouse fun. It tweaks the conventions of the summer monster movie, even as it observes them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 9, 2010
After 23 years and three attempts, Predators finally delivers a solid sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger B-movie classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 9, 2010
Predator fans, fearing another lapse into disappointment, can relax. Although it's arguably not saying much, this is the second-best movie of the series to have "Predator" in the title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 9, 2010
Predators tries to spice up the hunt-or-be-hunted thesis, but from the get-go, director Nimrod Antal's movie has nowhere to run.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 9, 2010
It's silly, bloody fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
July 9, 2010
Predators is a pretty good action movie for about 45 minutes. Unfortunately, it lasts 106.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 9, 2010
All these years after Predator, these decades past the classic film, Most Dangerous Game, that inspired this genre, it's good to see the idea of the hunter becoming the hunted still gets the blood racing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 8, 2010
What starts with so much promise and intrigue devolves into a more predictable cat- and-mouse game. The fascination wears off as the initial premise never becomes fleshed out and plot holes loom larger than the monstrous mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
July 8, 2010
Antal leaves the door wide open for a sequel, which is good news for fans of the genre. But please, don't invite the Alien to the party.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 8, 2010
Fanboys will jump foursquare upon this movie, rolling around barking in delight and waving their collective paws in the air. That's me over there, third from the left.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 8, 2010
Predator purists (is that an oxymoron?) have nothing to fear: This is a worthy follow-up.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
July 8, 2010
After so many iterations in every possible medium, the Predator series needed a shot of vitality, not another workmanlike go-around.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 8, 2010
Antal is a professional who respects your dollars. In a season where the blockbusters are as flat as month-old soda, that's the most romantic gesture a commercial filmmaker can make.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
July 8, 2010
More is not necessarily scarier in this often lively but scattered reboot.
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 8, 2010
It's a dumb action movie in a summer full of dumb movies, and yet it's always entertaining. And you won't really miss Arnold at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 8, 2010
It lacks the quiet suspense of the first Predator, and please don't even mention the Alien vs. Predator pictures, which lacked the subtlety of Mothra vs. Godzilla.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
July 7, 2010
As a fan of Schwarzenegger's macho, heart-of-darkness original, it gives me no pleasure to say that Predators is an uninspired mess of mediocre action scenes strung together until the final reel.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
July 6, 2010
This is the sequel that John McTiernan and Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1987 original deserved, as director Nimrod Antal delivers enough hard core sci-fi, explosive action and monster mayhem to justify its belated arrival.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5