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Waterworld Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
It really is like "Mad Max" gone to sea, both in its retro-futuristic, salvage-yard look and i ts frenetic pacing.
Full Review| Original Score: D
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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
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
February 12, 2004
Fame swelled Costner's head.
| Original Score: 0/5
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
October 22, 2009
While it is true that time, and the obsessive culture of the Internet, has lessened Waterworld's "Fishtar" reputation to some extent, this is still one massively flawed film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: high 0 out of -4..+4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 16, 2014
It's borderline halfway decent. For the first 25 minutes or so, it's even actually good, in its derivative way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Waterworld is a marginal film: always extravagant, sometimes entertaining, often preachy and dull -- a pure formula picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Melin
Lawrence.com
August 8, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
February 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 18, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca
January 29, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 31, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2003
Lives down to its legend.
| Original Score: 1/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
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
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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