Waterworld Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
It's a genuine vault at greatness that misses the mark -- but survives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
A moderately successful guy's movie with both weak and strong elements where lots of things are brilliantly blown up and few things make any kind of sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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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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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Has the makings of a cult movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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.
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Entertainment Weekly
July 28, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B