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Ultraviolet Reviews

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Rob Nelson
Village Voice
August 27, 2009
The most receptive audience will mainly be enlightened to know that you can make a movie as thoroughly unprofessional as this one and still get it released in 3,000 theaters.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 6, 2007
Despite the expository speeches draped over this like birthday bunting, the story remains largely incomprehensible.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Derivative, adolescent tosh.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
March 25, 2006
Ultra-dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
March 8, 2006
Wimmer borrows all his best ideas from other movies...then spackles over his half-assed plot with a shiny aesthetic.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
March 8, 2006
Crank your brain to its lowest possible idle and you'll still overthink Ultraviolet.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Jonathan Perry
Boston Globe
March 6, 2006
Wimmer ain't no Cassavetes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
March 6, 2006
The Yule log was way more entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
March 6, 2006
Her sword is red, her eyes are blue and her movie is horrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
March 6, 2006
Ultraviolet and the recent Resident Evil films mark this compelling Russian beauty as the unofficial queen of Xbox-ready junk movies, which are fast becoming the new century's equivalent of radioactive bug flicks.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
March 5, 2006
Whether Six is a blessing or a boon to mutants or humans is one of the many things that are not clearly explained through all the flying bodies, flashing steel and grinding metal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 5, 2006
Ultrastupid, ultra-incoherent, ultrasilly -- and way, way ultraboring.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 5, 2006
Ultraviolet cleaves faithfully to its comic-book genealogy with a plot unobstructed by big words and images that rarely breach two dimensions. Ultrasilly.
| Original Score: 1/5
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
March 3, 2006
The special effects simply thrust Ultraviolet in an Xbox 360 for action set-pieces that are kinetic and colorful but surprisingly unexciting. Do we really care if she dies when she's just going to be regenerated anyway?
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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.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 3, 2006
The tale, beginning with narrated flashbacks that make it curiously seem like a sequel, essentially is an excuse for a seemingly endless series of ultraviolet, uh, ultraviolent, action scenes.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
March 3, 2006
Wimmer has created no logical framework for flashy, ultraviolent and frankly cheesy sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
March 3, 2006
Pic is hermetically sealed in a synthetic wrapping that's so total -- Sony's top-flight high-def cameras, visibly low-budget CG work, exceptionally hackneyed and imitative action and dialogue --that it arrives a nearly lifeless film.