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Virus Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
Your average winter cold follows a less predictable course.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
April 25, 2007
Until the diverting special effects take center stage, this story, about an alien intelligence that builds an army out of flesh and metal, pathetically exploits genre conventions without generating self-reference, camp, or thrills.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
April 25, 2007
A derivative sci-fi shocker that isn't likely to spark much interest beyond its target audience of undemanding genre fans.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
While he can fling together a competent action or special effects sequence, his handling of the plot and actors is strictly routine.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
Frankly, about 20 minutes into this dud, I was rooting for the alien beasties.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
An unpretentious, amusing thrill-a-minute sci-fi horror thriller / monster movie that plugs right into fears of a Y2K crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rod Dreher
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Completely predictable and largely fright-free!
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
The monsters themselves are quite a bit less than frightening, most of them being little mechanical gadgets with spidery legs and not much resistance to machine-gun fire.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The dialogue tends toward the obvious, and the characters are constantly explaining what is happening to one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
95 minutes of unrelieved tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1/4
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
As long on adrenaline and special effects as it is short on genuine novelty and intellectual content.
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
There isn't much about Virus that you won't know by guessing.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The last shot is an homage to The African Queen, a movie I earnestly recommend instead of this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4