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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Reviews

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 10, 2014
Never -- at least not since the first Mortal Kombat -- has tedium been so loud, so full of backward flips and flying fists to the kissers of centaurs from another realm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
September 10, 2014
The first sequel to 1995's highly successful Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat Annihilation adds little to the development of the saga except for a truckload of martial arts sequences and a whole mess of bigger and louder special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
September 10, 2014
It wastes no time getting to the punching, kicking, stomping and zapping that passes for a cinematic event.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times
September 10, 2014
The video game is much more fun, of course.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Fragmented and monotonous, without a semblance of the gymnastic cleverness that at least made the first Mortal Kombat film into watchable trash, Mortal Kombat Annihilation is as debased as movies come.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
September 9, 2009
The most stimulating, satisfying aspect of this action fantasy is the theme music.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 27, 2009
It's a toss up which aspect of this drivel is worst.
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May 14, 2004
Pic consists largely of choppily edited fight scenes (usually involving somersaults and back flips) combined with various computer graphic effects.
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Bob Heisler
Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2001
Quite serious, charmless and critic-proof.
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Mary Brennan
Film.com
January 1, 2000
There's a kind of grand awfulness about it.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Its dazzling special effects make its combatants flip and fly, spin and soar, all the while punching and kicking each other like jackhammers, only to leave viewers utterly unmoved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It's just an excuse for a series of tedious, repetitious fight scenes that have been staged with no hint whatsoever of originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Here's the lowdown on the latest chapter in Mortal Kombat: deadly dull.