Underworld Awakening Reviews

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Liam Maguren
Flicks.co.nz
March 1, 2012
Awakening has the mentality of a straight-to-video sequel, the body of an ADD child and the pulsing veins of a meth addict.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Grae Drake
Movies.com
February 7, 2012
I LIKEanthroped it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
January 29, 2012
A swift, brutal, and thoroughly competent actioner that doesn't balk at a bit of bloodletting. Arriving between parts one and two of Twilight's interminable swan song Breaking Dawn, nothing could be more welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 27, 2012
The directors ignore the hokey and increasingly busy mythology of past entries to serve up a nonstop bloodbath: The violence is surprisingly extreme, goofily absurd and gratifyingly coherent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
January 24, 2012
Brief but bloody and best enjoyed in zombie mode.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 23, 2012
If you liked the earlier Underworld films, or if you haven't seen them but enjoyed the Resident Evil movies, then you'll like this one too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
January 23, 2012
Once again, Beckinsale brings an impressive physicality and subzero cool to her portrayal of Selene.
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
January 23, 2012
Kate Beckinsale's "Selene" remains one-note, but it's a wildly entertaining note.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Andy Webster
New York Times
January 22, 2012
The combat quotient, to the movie's credit, is way up, with narrative folderol kept to a minimum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
January 22, 2012
The reason the Underworld series works is Kate Beckinsale's portrayal of the all black clad, baddass Vampire Selene is just cool. She doesn't whine, moan, or sparkle she just kicks the butt of anyone who screws her over.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
January 21, 2012
A brisk creature-feature that ditches the series' dreary mythology in favor of a more direct, action-oriented approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 21, 2012
This is pulp horror with a dollop of science fiction... with the cast elevating the material above the gore and CGI effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
January 20, 2012
The entire production is single-mindedly, earnestly devoted to serving up feats of BADASS, and it succeeds in this devotion to the exclusion of everything else.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
January 20, 2012
It's a sequel that compliments parts one and three. If you enjoyed part two, we can't be friends.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 20, 2012
Of all the movies whose makers designate them as crap by not screening them in advance for critics, forcing me to go to a multiplex in vampire hours and write a review in a sour overnight stupor, Underworld Awakening is one of the best.
Peter Paras
E! Online
January 20, 2012
Fans will be pleased, although if you've never seen an Underworld film there's probably no reason to start now.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
January 20, 2012
It's great to see Beckinsale back in action, and ... the Underworld series still has life in it.
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 20, 2012
It may not be great filmmaking, and it won't attract new fans, but those already invested will be able to satiate their bloodlust with the return of Beckinsale's sleek and sexy Selene.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 1, 2012
It really adds nothing to the already dull mythos of the vampires war with the lycans...
Christian Law
We Got This Covered
October 12, 2012
As stylish and flashy as the action is this time around, I can still only recommend Underworld: Awakening to diehard fans of the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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