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Waterworld Reviews

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If the story seems a little waterlogged, it's still big, loud, and fun to watch.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Waterworld is a near-model summer fantasy: two hours and 21 minutes of loud, expansive fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Waterworld is the movie that didn't happen. Which is a roundabout way of saying that the infamous Universal film is very good, damn good -- not great, mind you, but rousing and continually entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Has the makings of a cult movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's one of those marginal pictures you're not unhappy to have seen, but can't quite recommend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Waterworld isn't Fishtar, but Kevin Costner's pricey, post-apocalyptic sloshbuckler isn't a seafaring classic either.
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Just another special effects-laden, digitally enhanced, B-movie, adventure thriller.
| Original Score: 2/5
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Costner and Hopper give good characterizations. The entire movie, unfortunately, doesn't quite deliver the punch it ought to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Although the show grew on me, it is too ridiculous for me to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
In the tradition of the old Westerns and Mel Gibson's Road Warrior flicks, this film provides good escapist fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 4, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
June 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
February 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 31, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Eric Melin
August 8, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
April 26, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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