Masters of the Universe Reviews

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Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune
July 11, 2014
Everyone knows how the battles will turn out. It`s what`s between them that raises Masters Of The Universe ever so slightly above the mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 11, 2014
With Masters of the Universe -- the latest numbskull entertainment from the creators of Castle Greyskull -- He-Man makes the transition from animation to live action. Taking a live actor along for the ride might have helped.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2014
A misfiring, underdone epic that takes its inspiration not from life or literature, but from a toy line and the cartoon series it inspired.
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Bob Morris
Orlando Sentinel
July 11, 2014
If nothing else, we can probably thank Lundgren for ensuring that there will be no more Rambo movies in the near future because he has obviously depleted the world supply of body grease.
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Variety Staff
May 13, 2008
The result is a colossal bore.
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Mark Salisbury
Time Out
June 24, 2006
There are lots of flashes and bangs, but the effects are neither special nor camp enough to be more than vaguely amusing.
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Walter Goodman
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Their weapons make a Fourth of July sparkler show, but they almost never hit anybody.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Little kids at play have come up with craftier plots, better characterization and conceivably more spectacular effects -- provided their mothers let them play with matches.