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Resident Evil: Retribution Reviews

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Gareth Simms
Platform
December 29, 2013
Anderson is often mistakenly dismissed as a hack but the artist is actually working within the confines of Hollywood genre cinema, constantly transcending and elevating it through the triumph of his avant-garde visual sensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eric D. Snider
TwitchFilm
July 17, 2013
Any unfortunate souls who wander in with no prior Resident Evil experience will wonder how something this anemic and shallow was ever popular. You and me both, friends.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
Looks are absolutely everything in Retribution, which melds stunning 3-D computer-graphics and spectacular sets with a skimpy storyline and zero characterization.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Screendaily
February 7, 2013
More high-calorie, low-sense, audiovisual CGI stimulation arrives in the form of this fifth and most roundly unsatisfying entry in the previously lithe and fun videogame franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 18, 2013
It has a Rolls with spinning hub caps - what more do you want?
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 10, 2013
More of the same idiotic swill that Anderson feeds his numbskull fan base.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
December 17, 2012
It's a funny thing about Jovovich as Alice: she gives the character just enough personality, but not enough to break the somber apocalyptic mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Wheeler
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 19, 2012
The Resident Evil films are not everyone's bag, although they seem to be evolving into their own brand of hyper-stylized cheese, made more extreme with each outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
October 8, 2012
"Retribution" has actually got some very decent action and 3D effects. The story is still razor-thin. But, by the end of it all, I was ready for the next sequel, the presumed finale.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
October 6, 2012
For those of us who know what we're in for with the series, the fifth installment is for better or worse, more of the same - albeit with the familiar levels of ridiculousness from its maddeningly inconsistent director/writer
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
October 5, 2012
You can put as much gloss on top of the shaky foundations and wooden acting as possible but as soon becomes apparent - you can't varnish a turd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
October 3, 2012
If you liked the other Resident Evil films, you'll like this, and the end suggests there'll be plenty more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
September 30, 2012
The ending threatens yet more. Let's hope the fates intervene and put Paul and Milla in divorce court before then.
James White
SFX Magazine
September 28, 2012
More than ever, forgoes real attempts at character and story for lots of repetitive zombie skirmishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
September 27, 2012
Resident Evil: Retribution is style-over-substance in every possible definition of the concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 27, 2012
Even noisier, more incoherent, and more like watching someone play a shooter-style video game than its predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 26, 2012
While the last movie felt clean and more character-focused, this one seems a good deal lazier, both in the writing and directing departments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 21, 2012
'Regurgitation' might be a more appropriate subtitle for this redundant fifth go-round...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
September 21, 2012
Containing almost no story, Resident Evil: Retribution shows the series' video-game origin more than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 21, 2012
Nobody goes to a Resident Evil movie expecting a classic but this fifth entry in the series is just plain cruddy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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