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Ultraviolet Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 6, 2006
It's not bad enough to be funny, but it's not without its moments. Most of those come when Jovovich, not the best with a catch-phrase, answers some challenge with a put-down she should have practiced more in between personal trainer sessions.
| Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
March 6, 2006
Uwe Boll would be proud of this movie. It's pretentious and oh-so-serious. The tone of the movie is one of high art, but it stinks like a landfill.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 5, 2006
The bad guys stride through spotless corriders in buildings where weirdly calm disembodied female voices say things like "Switching to emergency backup lighting system." If only I could have found the button for the emergency back-up better movie system.
| Original Score: C-
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 5, 2006
Monumentally awful
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Adam Lippe
December 31, 2012
The repetition of the action scenes play like an avant-garde joke about the indistinguishable nature of Hollywood fight scenes. Think Warhol's soup cans, only with actors posing with swords.
Edward Douglas
March 3, 2006
Cool martial arts and special effects barely make up for laughably atrocious writing and acting and an obvious sci-fi premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Anton Bitel
July 2, 2007
Undemanding, unengaging, and glaringly unoriginal, Ultraviolet gives real comic books a bad name.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 3, 2006
Ultraviolet is nice to gaze at but otherwise simplistic, senseless, and eminently skippable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
March 4, 2006
A confusing jumble of sci-fi jargon and random plot twists, where the characters know perfectly well what's going on but the audience doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
March 3, 2006
It's well known that writer/director Kurt Wimmer hates movie critics. Ultraviolet is the reason why.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
The cheesy CGI effects look like they were done on a 15-year-old Macintosh.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Marder
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Tyler
March 3, 2006
The violence is presented in such a childish fashion, that it has all the impact of a Pokemon battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 3, 2006
Ultraviolet wants desperately to be a provocative, high-concept action thriller. It is apparently trying to say something about fear and terrorism, paranoia and racism. But it looks more like a shampoo commercial.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
One of the worst movies of 2006 so far.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Really, you can't blame Ms. Jovovich.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Staci Layne Wilson
March 3, 2006
Great action... but unfortunately, the characters had to open their mouths. That's when Ultraviolet becomes ultra vapid.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Derivative, adolescent tosh.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 3, 2006
Wimmer is so brazen that he doesn't even bother to pretend that there's an original concept here: all his ideas are borrowed from other movies that borrowed from other movies that borrowed from The Matrix, and he doesn't care who knows it.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 3, 2006
Ultraviolet will be studied with great interest in the future - not for its quality or its artistic merit, but rather to discover how a turd like this was made.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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