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Doom Reviews

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August 16, 2007
If gaming is about playing, why would a gamer want to watch movies like this?
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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
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
October 29, 2005
... shows less human dimension than the new Wallace and Gromit movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
October 29, 2005
Doom plays like a third-generation knock-off.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Drew Tillman
Village Voice
October 27, 2005
Yes, Doom is a bad movie but you already knew that.
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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.
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Justin Chang
Variety
October 21, 2005
Videogame geeks and LAN-party enthusiasts everywhere, prepare to meet your Doom -- because it's really not all that bad.
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Malene Arpe
Toronto Star
October 21, 2005
This movie proves that the best place to enjoy a video game is in your living room with a cordless precision controller iron-gripped in your sweaty hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
October 21, 2005
There's never a dull moment in this surprisingly clever imagining of one of the most popular video games of all time, especially considering that the murderous mayhem and extreme bloodletting that are its hallmarks remain intact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
October 21, 2005
It takes someone who has actually played the game to explain what a colossally bad idea the Doom movie -- and most films that use video games as source material -- was from the start.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 21, 2005
Another sorry chapter in Hollywood's infatuation with video games, Doom is basically a deadly dull rehash of Resident Evil, which in turn was a third-generation clone of Aliens.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 21, 2005
Not only do we rarely get to participate in the fun -- fun being the chance to watch demon guts splattered across the walls -- but there's barely any to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
October 21, 2005
Doom has some good jolts and action sequences, and never takes itself too seriously. However, watching the squad roaming around the dark corridors and sewer system of the research station starts to get repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
October 21, 2005
When the video game-to-movie thing becomes this literal, it only makes you wonder why anyone would want to see a big-screen Doom at all.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 21, 2005
The only way this movie becomes any fun is when it stops impersonating a game and simply becomes one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
October 20, 2005
It's surprising The Rock's latest is as bearable as it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
October 20, 2005
There's so little to go wrong that those who like their entertainment mindless and violent will find little fault.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 20, 2005
The only downside is that you can't use cheat codes to reach the end of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ned Martel
New York Times
October 20, 2005
In this formulaic, claustrophobic shoot'em-up, based on a video game, soldiers quell a mutant uprising on Mars.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 20, 2005
A good movie version of a video game as opposed to, say, an actual movie.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 20, 2005
Too often Doom is mindless entertainment minus the entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
October 20, 2005
[I] wonder how the respected cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak (Prizzi's Honor, Terms of Endearment) came to direct such muddled, derivative crap.
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
October 20, 2005
Despite some solid moves against viewer expectations, Doom ultimately embraces the cliched doom of all video game movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Victor Godinez
Dallas Morning News
October 20, 2005
Doom ain't Shakespeare. But it's not bad.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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
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Marc Bernardin
Entertainment Weekly
October 19, 2005
It's pretty clear by now that characters in sci-fi movies have never seen a sci-fi movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+