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Screamers Reviews

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Brendan Kelly
March 26, 2009
A fun, fast-paced futuristic thriller with enough jolts per frame to keep even the most impatient action fan happy.
Spence D.
IGN Movies
December 17, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
February 2, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Screamers oozes atmosphere. It's a dark film that borrows heavily from the likes of the Alien films, Dune, Blade Runner, and John Carpenter's updated The Thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
It remains reasonably faithful to the original short story, the production values are okay and some of the dialogue is pretty effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Had Screamers been made in 1980 it would have achieved classic status.
Full Review | Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4
Dave White
January 26, 1996
| Original Score: B-
Dave White
January 26, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ken Tucker
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
Based on a short story by the great nutball sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, Screamers is more like a high-pitched rip-off of Alien.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 5, 2008
not as cool as it could be
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The design and effects teams have lent scale and impact to the futuristic locations and sets. If only Duguay's flashy, aimless direction had succeeded in filling these barren wastes and antiseptic interiors with something resembling human life.
Emanuel Levy
August 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Fred Topel
February 17, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 30, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Until it succumbs to one cliche too many, Screamers, which was directed by Christian Duguay, does an efficient job of generating a stomach-knotting tension.
| Original Score: 2/4
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Dragan Antulov
April 9, 2003
Sacrifices last traces of plausibility and common sense for the sake of "surprise" twist that any experienced viewer could have predicted ages ago.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 12, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
There's nothing exhilarating or enjoyable in any of this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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