• R, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Alexander Witt
    In Theaters:
    Sep 10, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 4, 2007
  • Sony Pictures


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Resident Evil - Apocalypse Reviews

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Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

shocks the audience rather than entertain.

Full Review | Original Score: D

October 24, 2004
Matthew Turner

Marginally better than the first film, but that's not saying very much.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

October 19, 2004
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Makes Tomb Raider look like an epic.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 11, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

A série Resident Evil também se transformou em um morto-vivo. E já está devorando os cérebros de seus espectadores.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 2/5

October 8, 2004
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

The longer the story goes on, the more it feels like a live action video game and not a real movie.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 2/5

October 8, 2004
Nev Pierce

A zombie movie as dead-eyed and soulless as its walking dead villains.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 1/5

October 6, 2004
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

I haven't seen action scenes shot and edited this badly since the 2002 remake of Rollerball.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 0.5/4

October 3, 2004
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

[An] elaborate gory gaming gimmick. The feisty energy and revolving recklessness cannot overcome the absurdity and superficial aspect of this unfocused hedonistic horror show

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 2/4

October 2, 2004
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Nemesis looks like what would happen if The Toxic Avenger ate The Terminator. He fires a rocket launcher. Stuff 'splodes, people die. Get back to your Cheetos.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

September 28, 2004
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It's not good, but it's enjoyable on a purely visceral level. It is an improvement over the first film in every possible factor.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 26, 2004
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

This is strictly second-tier terror.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 19, 2004
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

It's basically the same old 90-minute zombie shoot as before, just with louder guns and bigger explosions. And more shooting sparks. There's a s---load of shooting sparks.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 2/5

September 19, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

The best thing is that director Witt actually manages, amid the chaos, to centre on the characters and create people we can cheer for.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 19, 2004
Glen Bucher

Overall, if you can accept Alice as an enhanced bioweapon, and why not -- she is battling zombies after all, you should be able to sit back and enjoy the ride.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6/10

September 18, 2004

Boston Phoenix

First-time director Alexander Witt is content to supply quick cuts of incomprehensible motion instead of lingering shots of the undead horde; any suspense he attempts to create is quickly supplanted by histrionics.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

September 18, 2004
Cynthia Fuchs

RE2's best reiteration, Alice's identity crisis, is refitted here to extend the game.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

September 17, 2004
Mike Ward

What the hell happened? I hadn't been more certain of a trainwreck since I heard Tony Danza was coming out with a new talk show...

Full Review Source: Richmond.com

September 17, 2004
Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
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Is it utopian to expect better of the next first-person shooter that comes to the screen?

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 1/4

September 17, 2004
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse has some shocks, but its flesh-chomping zombies and evil corporate honchos amount to the same old mayhem, just bigger and louder.

September 17, 2004
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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The undead are back to stumbling in the dark, sometimes even in blurry slo-mo, making the many packs of them about as terrifying as the mobs waiting for Matt and Katie outside the Today studio.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D-

September 16, 2004
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