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
This video-game-to-celluloid adaptation has a clammy, nightmarish glaze and tightly coiled sense of tension.
| Original Score: 3/5
... 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.
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
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
It was fun and I got what I wanted ? that seems to happen less and less these days in the cinema, we should take all we can get.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It works well enough, since the thrills pop up frequently, and the dispatching of the cast is as often imaginative as it is gory.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
On its own terms, Resident Evil updates the zombie genre with an anti-corporate message while still scaring its audience and providing heart-pounding action.
As a slickly-produced piece of trash -- and, more importantly, as an adaptation of a videogame -- it holds its own.
It's nothing we hadn't seen before, but the pace is fast and there are some great action set pieces. Did I mention it has zombie Rottweilers too?
Anderson ... has enough sense not to let the pace flag for a second, filling the screen with ravenous flesh-eaters, explosions and special effects.
Resident Evil es un videogame llevado a la pantalla y que pese a lo que digan, es la adaptación más fiel que se haya realizado en este rubro.
| Original Score: 8/10
Resident Evil is a rabid zombie thriller that splatters on the screen with gruesome joy. Intense, loud and fast-paced, this is the best video game-turned-movie ever.
| Original Score: 4/5
An exciting, frivolous ride through a vision of the future that may be bleaker than anything in Brazil.
| Original Score: B
... the current culmination of everything (Paul Anderson's) done to date... the results are pure cinematic fun.
The film's modest and campy success hangs on the magnificent screen presence of Milla Jovovich, an angelic warrior clad in a red dinner dress and black combat boots, with piercing blue eyes.
Is this the future of horror or just some bizarre fluke? Don't ask me, I'm having too much fun to care.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Quasi-evil - to quote Dr. Evil