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½ November 20, 2016
Screamers is a decent film. It is about a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war and scientists creating the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices. Peter Weller and Jennifer Rubin give good performances. The screenplay is well written. Christian Duguay did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the mystery and thrills.
½ October 20, 2016
In the future on a distant planet the Earth military battles the former employees of a mining operation. One tool the military has used are shape-shifting killer robots which have now gone rogue and kill everyone. After it has been discovered both forces commands have abandoned the war and have moved it to another planet, the few remaining soldiers attempt to return to earth. The source material is from the same guy who gave us Blade Runner and Total Recall, but this is nowhere on that level Nor on the level of Minority Report,.which kinda sucks).
September 15, 2016
- No not those kind of screamers. Get your mind out of the gutter. The military-designed underground killing machines with saw blades for teeth, duh.
- Based on a short story by Philip K Dick. Score.
- Well. Starting a movie off with a good old fashioned dismemberment is always a fine idea.
- I think they spent a good $50 on this set.
- $40 of which was for smokes.
- Best line of the movie: "Aw, get your head outta the lilacs, man!"
- Special "red" cigarettes neutralize radiation poisoning. Huh.
- Aw, what a cute kid. And by cute I really mean creepy as hell.
- Said to a rock in surprise as it grabbed his hand: "If you're gonna be a rock...be a rock! Don't be a bug!"
- Normal kids don't have that much machinery in them, do they?
- Or teeth, right? I mean, that's really an excessive amount of teeth for a small child.
- "Whassamatter Ross? Rat got yer tongue?"
- Damnit Ross! You blew up the only remaining command console.
- Well, Ross is gone. And wouldn't you know it...not a Screamer.
- Whoa. That's a lot of small children each with excessive amounts of machinery and teeth.
- Well, down to 2 last people on the planet. That escape pod's looking mighty inviting right about now.
- Yay! Jamming the knife in the circuit box and wiggling it around made the thing work again!
- There was a lot of mechanical screaming during this movie. My dogs were not amused. I'm guessing neither were the neighbors.
August 7, 2016
90's Sci-Fi at it's finest. Dark, gritty, dramatic and drab.
March 28, 2016
Actually great sci fi came across early much like the p k dick story the movie somewhere lbetween dune mixed with
robocop, alien and village of the damned
½ February 12, 2016
One of those movies that bombed on its initial release both at the box office and critically, Screamers has become somewhat of a cult favorite. It has a pretty interesting premise, though most of the movies faults are just with how cheap it looks and feels. Looking past the horrible mid-90s CGI, everything has bad TV show-like lighting and the direction is pretty flat and lacking energy.

Despite this, Peter Weller is pretty entertaining and the movie does make for a decent Invasion of the Body Snatchers/The Thing style of sci-fi horror. If it were shorter (it's unnecessarily long), it might be better. Still, it's fine for a late night watch. It's one of those rare movies that if you have no expectations, it's great. However, if you have some expectations, then you'll likely not enjoy this movie.
September 7, 2015
Bleak sci-fi effort with well-worn theme of man waging war against the machines for survival on post-nuclear planet. The reliable Dan O'Bannon was co-writer, which is a good start. Maybe one too many twists in the end but entertaining enough from beginning to end.
½ May 9, 2015
An admirable sci-fi flick with a ultra cool feel of the villainous titular characters. Weller does well along side an original story and decent directing. But it takes awhile to payoff and certain action scenes seemed borrowed from other good sci-fi films.
½ April 25, 2015
Looks good in parts but throughout I was left with that"what the hell is going on'confusion.
November 11, 2014
I loved the old school effects in this film in particular the animatronic Screamers and Matte Backdrops, though the director loses his way with screen direction as the survivors wander between compounds,has a sloppy final act and the screamers master plan maybe should have worked more efficiently earlier than what happens within.
½ October 10, 2014
A Boring And Bland Sci-Fi/Horror, Which Involves Man-Made Machines, Evolving Into Killers On A Deserted Mining Planet. The Film Itself Has A Small Amount Of Action Scenes But For The Most Part It's A Journey With Characters That The Viewers Couldn't Really Care Less About. The Screenplay & Script Are Terrible. But For Some Reason The Cast Performances Aren't As Bad As What You'd Expect From A Screenplay This Bad. The Film Was Too Long And Too Slow. Slow Films Work When There's An Effective Atmosphere Or Tension But This Has None Of These. Leaving The Viewer With A Boring Tale Of Survivors On A Near Deserted Planet Which Doesn't Make Much Sense.
March 17, 2014
one of my favourite b movies from the 90s
March 13, 2014
One of my favorite sci-fi horror films
March 6, 2014
An interesting and original scifi that builds up suspense and an dystopian atmosphere. Low-budget movie but with a really good storyline, good cast and generally well made. I consider this movie a scifi classic - a must see for every scifi fanatic...
January 5, 2014
Standard stuff any scifi horror buff will have seen before in better films.
½ November 24, 2013
A good solid sci-fi movie with Peter Weller.
½ October 10, 2013
Weller makes this watchable and entertaining for the most part. Some of the performances of others and some of the effects are kind of weak but there is enough decent action and the sound design of the screamers are pretty effective.
October 2, 2013
It has the 80s feel, just not enough. Decent flick, just not enough.
September 11, 2013
ROBOCOP has done better LOL!
½ July 18, 2013
Pretty dodgy special effects! I know it was 1995, but they're still pretty terrible, especially the 'type 1' "Screamer" - and because it's the future, everything has coloured laser beams?!? Seems like an odd amalgamation of Pitch Black, Alien3 and Terminator, which may be awesome separately, but don't work when blended together! It's basically them walking around on an alien planet, with not much happening for 75% of the movie - only 3 people die!!! They tried, but there was better before, and after!
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