This routine video-game spinoff borrows heavily from James Cameron action flicks and George Romero zombie epics but doesn't do much else.
| Original Score: 2/5
This adaptation captures the spirit of the video games and with its fun, anything can happen mindset and tons of over the top violence, 'Resident Evil' proves there may be a future for video game movies yet.
| Original Score: 7/10
An ultra-gory video game-to-movie disappointment.
The overblown action and cheapo effects become as relentless as the undead.
| Original Score: 2/4
A Z grade bit of fodder for the pre-teen sector...
Despite a promising setup, pic never really goes anywhere, instead immersing viewers in a kinetic onslaught of flesh (namely, that of Milla Jovovich) and flesh-eaters (most of the rest of the cast).
This video-game-to-celluloid adaptation has a clammy, nightmarish glaze and tightly coiled sense of tension.
| Original Score: 3/5
Entertainment in dire need of its own self-assurance.
| Original Score: C
Hats off, however, to the production team for the set designs and one very imaginative death-by-laser sequence. The rest is a derivative, tedious mess.
here are times when RESIDENT EVIL looks unfinished or below its potential
| Original Score: 5/10
So bad it can't even steal effectively from good movies that came before.
| Original Score: 0/4
... The Night of the Living Dead for the 21st century.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
In the category of zombie movies, this is top shelf.
| Original Score: 3/4
Don't expect Aliens but don't resign yourself to Ghosts of Mars either.
Barbequed Doggie Zombies. If your heart just skipped a beat and you find yourself atingle with anticipation, then I wish you good luck and Godspeed and there's no need for you to read further
| Original Score: 1/5
Game fans will be disappointed. Zombie fans will be disappointed. Paul Anderson's fan will be disappointed.
The only real "cerebral" activity that should take place in a zombie movie is the consumption of brains by the heretofore mentioned zombies themselves.
| Original Score: 4/5
...The latest proof that trying to adapt a film from a video game is a bad idea.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez kick zombie butt in this faithful, action-packed adaptation of the popular survival horror video game.
| Original Score: 7.5/10
I'll bet the video game is a lot more fun than the film.
| Original Score: 2.5/5