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Virus Reviews

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 3, 2003
a respectable little thriller that packs a couple of genuine jolts and gallon upon gallon of gore into a goofy, sometimes suspenseful yarn.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
An unpretentious, amusing thrill-a-minute sci-fi horror thriller / monster movie that plugs right into fears of a Y2K crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
The effects in Virus are not exactly whizz-bang, but the pace is good and the tension is on-going.
Matt Diehl
January 1, 2000
For a movie about aliens determined to kill us all, this is pretty reassuring stuff.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 2, 2014
"This is very stoopeed, Stevie." I must have repeated that line to myself a dozen times before this abysmal techno-thriller shuddered to a much-appreciated end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Adam Lippe
April 25, 2012
The conclusion is so rushed it almost functions as parody. But the biggest impression the movie leaves is that William "Kangaroo Head" Baldwin makes lots of unintentionally goofy faces.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 12, 2010
The next worse thing to getting a virus is to catch this bacteria friendly film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Philip Strick
Sight and Sound
July 6, 2010
Virus makes another loud and colourful case for the special-effects epidemic.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
Your average winter cold follows a less predictable course.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
April 25, 2007
Until the diverting special effects take center stage, this story, about an alien intelligence that builds an army out of flesh and metal, pathetically exploits genre conventions without generating self-reference, camp, or thrills.
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Joe Leydon
April 25, 2007
A derivative sci-fi shocker that isn't likely to spark much interest beyond its target audience of undemanding genre fans.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
While he can fling together a competent action or special effects sequence, his handling of the plot and actors is strictly routine.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
No one in the right mind would call this a good film, or even a decent one, but thankfully, rookie feature director John Bruno's romp is not a complete waste of celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
Frankly, about 20 minutes into this dud, I was rooting for the alien beasties.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Even Donald Sutherland in the potentially juicy role as a self-serving old sea dog, is wasted in this big budget ill.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Monster movie is a monstrous failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
When the automated robotic lab starts using dead bodies as biological material to create killing machines programmed to believe man is harmful and must be destroyed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
bathed in an incessant gloom that makes it look like one of the comic book artists who inspired this sci-fi/horror hybrid spilled his ink blotter on the film's negatives
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
January 1, 2000
It's rare to find a movie that makes this little sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012

Irish Times
January 1, 2000
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