Resident Evil: Retribution is style-over-substance in every possible definition of the concept.
| Original Score: 2/5
"Resident Evil: Retribution" brings us to the fifth entry in a series that ran out of steam a long time ago.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
'Resident Evil: Retribution' does feel like a miniscule improvement over 'Afterlife,' but should still be considered overkill for a franchise that has already run its course.
| Original Score: 4/10
Like an established pizza chain, director Anderson is in thrall to a guarantee: all relationships, of any significance, will be established in three seconds or less.
Lacks inventiveness in any single fibre of its being - and worse, it's dull.
| Original Score: 1/5
The ending threatens yet more. Let's hope the fates intervene and put Paul and Milla in divorce court before then.
"At last," Alice narrates, "we thought we had survived the horror." But no.
| Original Score: 1/4
Uwe Boll gets most of the scorn, but has anyone done more to destroy hope of a decent movie being made from a video game than Paul W.S. Anderson?
| Original Score: 0.5/4
The horror sequel equivalent of a "clip show" episode of Friends.
The film's extravagant action scenes have not a whiff of consequence to them, and other than Alice, the foremost quality of all of the characters is their disposability.
| Original Score: 5/10
A visually-captivating fantasy for teenage males with raging hormones, the demographic most apt to enjoy watching an invincible vixen in spandex waste wave after wave of mindless mutants.
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.
Resident Evil: Retribution can't even pass muster for the simple standards of this series.
| Original Score: C-
It doesn't help to have Jovovich, Guillory, and Rodriguez in charge of the acting here. The three anti-Streeps slog through Anderson's god-awful dialogue with a peculiar drowsiness.
| Original Score: D+
It takes a while for the film to start being bad.
Most franchises which make it to 5 movies start to run out of ideas by then, but if Retribution has one glaring problem it's that it has far too many of them.
While the last movie felt clean and more character-focused, this one seems a good deal lazier, both in the writing and directing departments.
More of the same idiotic swill that Anderson feeds his numbskull fan base.