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Evolution Reviews

December 18, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 12, 2001
Seems to have been made without a writer.
June 8, 2001
Has more rear-end gags than a toga party at a proctology convention.
June 8, 2001
I laughed -- but mostly to keep from getting depressed about the devolution of mainstream movies.
June 8, 2001
There's something weird, and it don't look good.
June 8, 2001
Flat, rickety and enervated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 8, 2001
Feels like [the script] was cranked out to meet a deadline.
June 8, 2001
It's refried comic beans that smell stale and smack of desperation.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 8, 2001
Most likely outcome: Extinction.
June 8, 2001
If you loved Ghostbusters, you'll hate this.
June 8, 2001
Somewhat refreshingly aspiring to be nothing more than a disposable summer popcorn movie, this is a flick that delivers more smiles than laughs and has some wonderful special effects.
June 8, 2001
For a guy who has spent the better part of his career as the poster boy for towering intellect, David Duchovny is pretty damn funny.
June 8, 2001
Reitman adopts a light, whimsical touch in his character scenes and doesn't allow the broader comic setups or the alien special effects to take over the movie.
June 8, 2001
Reitman made this movie in 1984. It was called Ghostbusters.
June 8, 2001
It's loud, silly and a bloated mess, but still twice as good as Pearl Harbor, because it puts you back on the street in half the time.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 8, 2001
Passable low comedy that at least manages to not send you out of the theater feeling depressed.
June 8, 2001
Nowhere near as bad as most recent comedies; it has real laughs, but it misses real opportunities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 7, 2001
It's skit comedy on a grand scale, but the juvenilia has a good-natured spirit, light years removed from the meanness that has entered comedy of late.
June 7, 2001
Evolution is bad. How bad? Who cares? Do you ask how hot the fire is before running out of a burning building? No, you just run for safety.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 7, 2001
A fitfully funny sci-fi comedy.
June 7, 2001
It's called Evolution, but the would-be comedy about an alien life form that crashes to Earth and spawns mutants with enormous sphincters is quite the devolution from Ghostbusters.
June 7, 2001
The movie itself evolves in reverse, starting life as a moderately clever grab bag of high-concept noodling and half-witty badinage before descending into the primordial ooze of explosions and elaborate lower- intestinal gags.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 7, 2001
Evolution doesn't deserve to spawn sequels.
June 7, 2001
An excruciating misfire.
June 7, 2001
The film contains enough dull stretches to make you wonder whether Mr. Reitman has lost his touch -- or, in fact, if he ever really had one.
June 7, 2001
Evolution amusing, not very involving.
June 7, 2001
The movie itself, I'm sorry to report, is more devolution than evolution, a lazy lampoon that draws from grade-Z sci-fi and Reitman's own uproarious Ghostbusters.
June 7, 2001
The following is a transcript of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman's pitch to investors about his new movie, which eventually would take the name Evolution. Actually, it's bogus, but it saved the reviewer some time and adjectives.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 7, 2001
Not as dumb as you might think.
Read More | Original Score: B-
June 7, 2001
Leaves the audience wondering if Hollywood has already been taken over by aliens who are trying to numb our minds with mediocre films like this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 6, 2001
Visually witty and even marvelous when it comes to depicting the spectacular creatures.
Full Review | Original Score: B