Doom Reviews

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Richard Jinman
Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
I kept expecting the "Game Over" message to flash up, but it never did.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 29, 2005
Director Andrzej Bartkowiak wants to give us the ultimate sugar rush, but all we get is the rush with none of the sugar and the come down is headache inducing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 21, 2005
This isn't worth turning off the PlayStation to go see.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
October 27, 2005
Doom may not be a sure-fire hit, but it's certain to satisfy its target audience.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 21, 2005
Doom is like some kid came over and is using your computer and won't let you play.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 20, 2005
It's unfathomable how many times Hollywood has struck out in attempts to convert popular video/computer games into movies. This is the kind of misfire that reinforces negative stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 20, 2005
Game over.
| Original Score: C-
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 20, 2005
Those who step up to the box office window and request "Doom" will get what they asked for.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
November 4, 2005
After something goes horribly wrong at a science lab, Martian monsters get to smell what The Rock is cookin'
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
October 21, 2005
Forget dumb, stupid, loud, and endlessly derivative. I can live with those. But boring? I just didn't see that one coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 24, 2005
The performances are awful, the action sequences are impossible to follow, the violence is gratuitous, the lighting is bad and I have my doubts that catering truck was even up to snuff on this project.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 4, 2007
Who knew that a life-and-death struggle in the dark with psychotic hybrids could end up being so bland?
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 6, 2005
[A] dark, violent, nerve-wracking, trigger-giddy waste of time.
| Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 19, 2005
The predictably heavy metal-scored film's primary directive is to recreate the mindless mayhem of its joystick-controlled roots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 20, 2005
Hollywood has rarely produced a series of films as consistent as those based on video games: A dozen of them now, and not one has been any good.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
This actually isn't as bad as it could have been. That's not high praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
October 20, 2005
It comes as no surprise that the director blunders the material badly, if you can even call it material to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 30, 2007
There's no rule that videogame movies have to be idiotic. And there's no rule that action-horror flicks need be dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 19, 2009
Roger Ebert put it best, "Doom is like some kid came over and is using your computer and won't let you play."
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
October 19, 2005
A lot like sitting next to your buddy, looking over his shoulder while he plays an old first person shooter on his computer. Watching isn't as fun as playing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008

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October 22, 2005
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