Underworld: Evolution Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
March 21, 2011
While it is still plagued by many of the same problems of the first film, Underworld: Evolution is generally an improvement over the original and an entertaining diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Yes, I'll admit, it's better than the first film, but really not by much.
Cole Smithey
April 19, 2009
Nudity and excessive exposition accompany gore-infused visual f/x in this splashy modern Goth extravaganza.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 16, 2009
Overall, Underworld: Evolution is a vast improvement over its predecessor Underworld (2003), even if it generally suffers from the twin evils of stupidity and seriousness.
Steve Biodrowski
November 24, 2008
It never lives up to the potential of its premise about a centuries-old war between rival clans of vampires and werewolves.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 21, 2008
...the series continues to squander its undeniably irresistible premise of vampires and werewolves duking it out...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
This is one of the more maddening franchises going right now, because so much potential is being wasted by director Len Wiseman, who can't seem to get the formula right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 25, 2007
I'm thinking about hair color after just having seen an action-horror movie; that's a bad sign.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
November 27, 2006
Underworld films are a highly specialized taste, and those who've acquired it know who they are. Everyone else should give this one a wide berth.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
November 25, 2006
Not a lot to recommend this sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 9, 2006
The movie is intermittently entertaining and often gory but rarely exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Stephanie Zacharek
October 7, 2006
The plot is so convoluted that missing even five minutes at a stretch won't make any difference in your comprehension of the story.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jim Schembri
Sydney Morning Herald
July 1, 2006
The digital critters look much better than in the first film, it's fun seeing Derek Jacobi and Bill Nighy vamp it up, and the sight of Kate in that suit makes it worth squinting through all the murk.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
July 1, 2006
It's interesting and very telling that in the credits the actors are named last. It's Wiseman's way of acknowledging his films are not about performances but special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
I can't even begin to divulge the storyline because it's mostly unfathomable.
Scott Weinberg
May 26, 2006
Takes itself way too seriously and relies way too heavily on its "multi-generational gothic soap opera" exposition volleys that crop up whenever someone's *** is not being kicked.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Dyer
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Evolution's action sequences are as horribly bungled as its plot, resulting in a string of repetitive confrontations that feel toothless even by the last movie's standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine
March 29, 2006
There isn't much that is new or fresh about Underworld Evolution . . .
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 18, 2006
Loud, dark, and hopelessly enmeshed in loop-de-loop arcing plot mechanics that create more confusion than tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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