Artemis Fowl Reviews

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June 17, 2020
Book-based fantasy has strong cast, peril, dense plot.
June 17, 2020
A flashy world of colorful creatures that have all of the abilities and powers that come with your standard sci/fi fantasy film, but none of the motivation that makes us care about their struggles and challenges.
June 17, 2020
A sense of indecision hangs over the whole exercise, starting with the screenplay, which has four names attached. Nobody seems to know how funny they're meant to be.
June 17, 2020
This big-ticket Disney movie is a visual spectacular expertly assembled but it looks unlikely to be remembered as an all-time classic.
June 17, 2020
Nothing happens in this movie... It's just a movie that drags and doesn't give you any fulfillment.
June 17, 2020
There is just no need for this sort of thing.
June 16, 2020
A fun, fleeting, rather flimsy romp...it doesn't have classic qualities, but it works if you take it for what it is: a 95-minute supernatural fantasy...
June 16, 2020
You have to see it to believe it... but I wouldn't recommend doing so.
June 16, 2020
Just short of completely inept. Nothing that needs to work here works: not the casting, not the script, not the direction, not the design, not the score.
June 16, 2020
Artemis Fowl is a criminal waste of time.
June 16, 2020
Unlike the April and May releases of Trolls World Tour and Scoob!, you don't have to pay a single dime for Artemis Fowl. That may be the best news of this entire film. You'll only lose 90 minutes of your life to this misbegotten mess.
June 15, 2020
Disney disasters are rare but this big-budget, live-action fantasy is certainly one of them. It's dreadfully disappointing, not even worth streaming on Disney Plus.
June 15, 2020
By almost any measure, Artemis Fowl is an abject disaster. It is an ill-conceived and poorly-executed example of putting the franchise cart before the first movie horse.
June 15, 2020
Artemis Fowl and its rollerball lottery of fantasy elements has some diverting moments for younger viewers but taken as an adaptation of its source material it's a disappointingly severed limb of Colfer's story.
June 15, 2020
Artemis Fowl suffers from franchise genesis syndrome where the first movie is a lot of half-formed ideas that one expects will play out in later installments.
June 15, 2020
It's not the worst two hours of entertainment (especially with mute and pause buttons near at hand). But it's not the next Wreck-It Ralph.
June 15, 2020
Straight-to-streaming is where this drivel belongs, saving Mom and Dad the expense -- and agony -- of enduring its blessedly short 95 minutes in a theater.
June 15, 2020
But it's also a mistake to launch into an adaptation without understanding what it is that draws people to the text. And this clunky, incoherent reimagining misses almost every mark.
June 15, 2020
A confusing mess populated by characters we hardly know and powered by a mythology we barely understand.
June 14, 2020
A disaster of a kids' fantasy caper; feels like it's making up the plot as it goes. A mishmash of manufactured wonder: characters barely sketched, action seemingly setting up future Disney World rides.
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