Mortal Kombat Reviews

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Variety
February 23, 2012
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Leonard Klady
Variety
September 22, 2008
Where others have sunk in the mire of imitation, director Paul Anderson and writer Kevin Droney effect a viable balance between exquisitely choreographed action and ironic visual and verbal counterpoint.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
British director Anderson does a fair job with what he was given: four good-looking leads, some very impressive sfx, Babylonian sets, a bone-crunching soundtrack, and a battery of well-choreographed fights.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The most intriguing is a glassy-eyed follower whose right hand shoots out a hissing reptile that can extend itself for miles. Exotic creatures like these make watching Mortal Kombat feel like being in a high-tech fun house.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Likely to satisfy only the core audience already hooked on video and arcade games, and even that's not a sure thing.
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Laura Evenson
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The movie has everything a teenage boy could want... Everything, that is, but an interesting plot, decent dialogue and compelling acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Sean Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The movie that most nearly approximates a video game: lots of action, no plot, eye-catching computer effects and a dollop of violence.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Just looks and plays a lot like Johnny Mnemonic, Double Dragon and other video-game-inspired, mayhem-filled messes.