Prometheus Reviews

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Jeff Beck
September 14, 2012

The film [has] a kind of "been there, done that" feeling.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Wold
Paste Magazine
June 15, 2012

They would have been better off channeling their inner Ellen Ripley and pulling the release to the airlock before this voyage departed.

Full Review | Original Score: 5.3/10
John Semley
Slant Magazine
June 5, 2012

Prometheus seems to delusionally maintain that its modest thrills are being enlivened by deeper concerns.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
May 31, 2012

Prometheus suffers from a near-terminal inability to decide what story it wants to tell.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
June 3, 2012

It's great to see Scott back in the realm of sci-fi but it's a superficial attempt to brand something new with the familiar elements of Alien

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brad Gray
June 6, 2012

After an encouraging start the film too hastily descends into a contrived jumble of fiction, burdened by undertows of faith, mankind's origins and what it means to be human.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
Top Critic
June 7, 2012

While its vast sets and production values are simply stunning, "Prometheus" ultimately disappoints.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tom Clift
June 2, 2012

In space, no one can hear your disappointment.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 2, 2012

It's all a bit woolly-minded. Shock horror indeed.

Joshua Starnes
June 5, 2012

For all the noise and thunder early on, Prometheus just runs out of steam, but what a ride until it does.

Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Matt Neal
The Standard
June 7, 2012

Questions go unanswered, shocking occurences go unquestioned, and supposedly intelligent people do stupid things.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
June 13, 2012

It's a gutsy effort but the screenplay from Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof isn't strong enough. I was struggling with the characters from the very beginning.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ian Buckwalter
The Washingtonian
June 8, 2012

An infuriating example of a film that holds huge potential and borders on greatness, but in falling just short of that mark feels little more than mediocre.

Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Eric Henderson
July 17, 2012

In space, everyone can hear you try too hard.

Devin Faraci
Badass Digest
June 4, 2012

In space no one can hear PROMETHEUS disappoint you.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic
June 7, 2012

This tale of an interstellar search asks cosmic questions about the meaning of life, but comes up with lame answers in a script that screams attention-deficit disorder.

Simon Foster
June 1, 2012

The deep, dark shadows that played such a crucial role in the shot-on-film Alien and its sequels are gone in Prometheus.

Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
June 13, 2012

Starts out intriguingly as an exploration of faith and humankind's origins. To my disappointment, though, it largely abandons this once the familiar face-huggers and chest-bursters start to appear.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Jordan Hoffman
June 7, 2012

If you have a dozen engaged and insightful friends who are willing to share a beer after seeing 'Prometheus,' you can talk yourself into thinking it's a fabulous movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Anders Wotzke
June 12, 2012

It's not necessarily a bad movie, it's just half of a great one. And that's almost more disappointing.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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