Resident Evil Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 15, 2002
The movie is Dawn of the Dead crossed with John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars, with zombies not as ghoulish as the first and trains not as big as the second.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
An ultra-gory video game-to-movie disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
July 9, 2002
When the dead come back to life and start chewing on the living it all comes flooding back. These heroes should have remembered "Dawn of the Dead"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 19, 2002
It's completely pointless.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 13, 2002
One of the better shoot 'em up games in computing history comes to the big screen in a way that is not only near unrecognisable, but also one of the most disappointing adaptations of a game ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 18, 2002
It is based on a video game, and as such, it exists merely to go from one life-or-death scenario to the next.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 15, 2002
A derivative collection of horror and sci-fi cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 23, 2002
Just think that you could have sacrificed ten quarters to play Resident Evil the video game instead of coughing up ten bucks to witness the monotonous Resident Evil the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
April 16, 2002
[There's] nothing scary here except for some awful acting and lame special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A Z grade bit of fodder for the pre-teen sector...
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
October 11, 2007
Entertainment in dire need of its own self-assurance.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
March 15, 2002
Its characters are thinner than cardboard -- or even comic-book paper.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
March 13, 2002
It's been 13 months and 295 preview screenings since I last walked out on a movie, but Resident Evil really earned my indignant, preemptive departure.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
March 14, 2002
Resident Evil is what comes from taking John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars and eliminating the beheadings. In other words, about as bad a film you're likely to see all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 17, 2002
*Yawn.* Here's another ridley- scott- alien movie.
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
March 24, 2002
lacks a sense of fun
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 2, 2002
Loud, grisly, action-packed and profoundly un-scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
I probably should stay away from any movie with a video game as its source.
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