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Screamers Reviews

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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+
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Brendan Kelly
Variety
March 26, 2009
A fun, fast-paced futuristic thriller with enough jolts per frame to keep even the most impatient action fan happy.
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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.
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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
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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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
A pile of recycled space junk, it alienates even while flinging body parts into the audience's yawning faces.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's not exactly a bad movie; it's made with a certain imagination and intelligence. But its future is so grungy and grim it makes our current mess look like Utopia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
In its last minutes Screamers becomes the last thing it intends to be -- laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4