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AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004)


Average Rating: 4.1/10
Reviews Counted: 141
Fresh: 29
Rotten: 112

Critics Consensus: Gore without scares and cardboard cut-out characters make this clash of the monsters a dull sit.

Average Rating: 3.6/10
Reviews Counted: 29
Fresh: 2
Rotten: 27

Critics Consensus: Gore without scares and cardboard cut-out characters make this clash of the monsters a dull sit.


Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 428,505


Movie Info

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, Alien vs. Predator follows billionaire Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) and his team of drillers, scientists, and archaeologists, to an obscure pyramid site in Antarctica. Among the icy ruins, allegedly, lies the proof of an empire predating humankind. Once there, however, the group finds more than ancient sarcophaguses and hieroglyphics; rather, their discovery consists of dismembered human skeletons and fossilized remains of the alien creatures that … More

PG-13 (for violence, language, horror images, slime and gore)
Action & Adventure , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By:
Paul Anderson
In Theaters:
Jan 25, 2005
Box Office:
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for AVP - Alien Vs. Predator

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (29) | Rotten (112) | DVD (49)

The title alone betrays an entire Hollywood mindset of rehash, reheat, recombine. Re-please.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

To ingest Alien vs. Predator on its own slimy, divertingly synthetic terms, it helps to forget everything previously known -- and loved -- about the franchise monster aliens who get star billing.

Full Review… | August 20, 2004
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Expensive claptrap.

Full Review… | August 20, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Make sense? No, it doesn't. But if you manage to endure the exposition, you'll get what you paid for: popping chests. Invisible stalkers.

Full Review… | August 19, 2004
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Perfunctory battle sequences, cardboard characters, and uncreative scare 'ems.

Full Review… | August 17, 2004
Village Voice
Top Critic

The film equivalent of a deep-fried Mars bar: an interesting combination that results in a gloppy mess.

Full Review… | August 16, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bouva and Ewen Bremner are tragically underused due to their characters being cliched and forgettable.

Full Review… | December 17, 2009

I spent a good portion of the time thinking about what could have been...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

This spectacle-fueled Sci-Fi thriller is all bark and no bite.

Full Review… | April 19, 2009

un divertissement estival parmi tant d'autre qui n'a absolument rien de mythique n'est pas pour autant désagréable si on le prend pour ce qu'il est

Full Review… | August 20, 2008

It's exactly what you would expect it to be, as long as you don't expect too much.

Full Review… | July 9, 2008

lance is the man

July 5, 2008

In the end, we are left with a dull woman who is surrounded by puppets and voiceless actors covered in prosthetics -- and it's never a good sign when the special effects give more memorable performances than the hero.

September 1, 2006
Christianity Today

Sadly devoid of any real thrills.

Full Review… | April 1, 2006
Empire Magazine

Just as the director sucked the soul and scares out of Resident Evil, he's torn every ounce of dread, tension and awe from Sigourney and Arnold's respective flagships

Full Review… | July 6, 2005

I am very happy to report that Alien Vs. Predator is not a complete disaster.

Full Review… | June 17, 2005

Unsurprisingly mediocre.

Full Review… | May 3, 2005
Lessons of Darkness

[Its] potentially Hawksian theme is ruined by inept horror scenes, staged with exactly the same setup and timing as thousands of other horror films.

Full Review… | April 21, 2005
Combustible Celluloid

Took a premise rife with potential and created perhaps the most boring story possible to accomodate the two sci-fi races.

Full Review… | February 25, 2005
Window to the Movies

[It's] a sour footnote to both franchises.

Full Review… | January 24, 2005

The once-promising project was doomed to disaster, going back to the very moment Paul W.S. Anderson was awarded directing and screenwriting duties.

Full Review… | January 15, 2005

AVP is like one of those video shoot-'em-ups that looks great on your computer screen but has no story to it.

Full Review… | December 30, 2004
Movie Metropolis

A fright-filled ride that coalesces the stories of two very cool monster franchises, and it does it well.

Full Review… | December 19, 2004

It's marketing savvy that says making a movie people feel they have to see is reason to not bother making one people will want to see.

Full Review… | November 26, 2004

Obligada para los fans (para quienes es un paraíso, a ratos), entretiene lo suficiente como para justificar el pago de la entrada.

November 19, 2004

Audience Reviews for AVP - Alien Vs. Predator

A spit in the face to both franchises. AVP: Alien vs. Predator does both famed-sci-fi-antagonists no favors as it's nothing but a senseless crossover and unnecessary addition. 1/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Both 'Alien' and 'Predator' are classics with suspense and violence. This film doesn't even meet up to their standards. Aside from the most unlikely alliance, there are some good action moments.Featuring predictable scenarios and slightly obvious CGI, it easily loses its supposed realism. If you are a hardcore fan of 'Alien' or 'Predator', its best to give this a miss. If you are new with two of movie's greatest monsters, just stick with the originals.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

Paul W.S. Mother Effing Anderson. Sick of the guy. He's the posterboy for rambunctiously stupid Hollywood movies that focus on "cool" action scenes and a completely disregarded plotline. Have you guys seen the Resident Evil movies? ...Freakin horrible. None of them have any merits of anything that is good about filmmaking other then the fact that it made it into theaters. Please Anderson... stop making movies. This is one of the worst movies to come out in this decade. Don't watch this garbage.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

A research team investigating an ancient pyramid discovered beneath the Antarctic are caught in the middle of a battle between two hostile alien races. Paul W. S. Anderson is a damn hack, which makes it deeply annoying that I actually quite enjoyed this film. The action sequences are pretty damn good; the scene where a predator fights toe to toe with an alien is worth 3 stars on it's own. Unfortunately, the rest of the film doesn't quite measure up to its heritage. In a way it reminded me of Jurassic Park because it's a creature feature where the creatures are much more interesting than the people involved; characterisation is sketchy at best, a mistake too many writers make because it makes it impossible to care what happens to everyone. Even Sanaa Lathan is sexy and sassy, but at the same time completely uninteresting. On the other hand the set pieces are very well done and the effects are excellent; the predator technology in particular looks fantastic. As a whole it makes a far better Predator film than an Alien film because of the way it ignores the logical "rules" of that franchise (the absurdly accelerated gestation period being the prime example), preferring the big dumb fun of Arnie to the intelligence and gore of Alien, but if you keep your expectations low it's actually a rather enjoyable monster mash up.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

AVP - Alien Vs. Predator Quotes

Alexa Woods:
How do you say 'scared shitless' in Italian?
Sebastian De Rosa:
"Non vedo l'ora di uscire da questa piramide con te, perché mi sto cagando addosso...More or less."
– Submitted by russell b (20 months ago)
Alexa Woods:
You're one ugly mother(fucker)....
– Submitted by russell b (20 months ago)
Sebastian De Rosa:
The enemy of my enemy... is my friend.
– Submitted by Lucas M (3 years ago)
Alexa Woods:
It's a bomb. Well, I hope it kills every fucking one of 'em!
– Submitted by Lucas M (3 years ago)
Charles Bishop Weyland:
[to the Predator] Don't turn your back on me!
– Submitted by Lucas M (3 years ago)

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