November 28, 2020
The look of the picture is atmospheric and perfectly terrifying, but the eventual clashes and tragedies involve generic soldiers barely worthy of individual names.
November 4, 2020
Marshall's pilfering is brazen... but his movie is such an exhilarating, hell-for-leather ride that by the time you spot borrowings from Excalibur and Gladiator you'll probably applaud him for his cheek.
September 6, 2020
Marshall sabotages himself here with a script that tries to accomplish far too much.
October 31, 2018
It's a jumbled mishmash of genres and tones. It doesn't always work, but when it does it REALLY does.
October 19, 2018
[It] may not have anything new to bring to the gallows, but what it does have is Marshall's deadly serious tone (one suspects Marshall could direct Robin Williams and Christopher Walken in Waiting for Godot and come out of it with his genre cred intact)
March 16, 2018
Filmmaker Neil Marshall delivers a blisteringly-paced opening stretch that effectively establishes the movie's dystopian landscape and the rough-and-tumble protagonists...
November 15, 2017
Doomsday does for the 1980s-style post-apocalypticism of Road Warrior what Grease did for the 1950s. It turns it into a kiddie musical. The difference is that people liked Grease.
July 1, 2013
...a Whitman's sampler of bizarre story ideas and visual gimmicks, congealing around a premise that is so straightforward that it affords them no groundwork for stability or realization.
August 29, 2012
I somehow ended up admiring "Doomsday" for being the most unapologetically ridiculously, preposterous action movie I've ever seen.
November 24, 2011
Marshall's adrenalin-fuelled skill and enthusiasm propel the action forward with reckless abandon.
March 29, 2010
As it slogs through one hectic yet mundane set pieces after another, the film slowly drowns in its own pool of clichs.
August 6, 2008
One's enjoyment of Doomsday might stem from how much one admires a blatant homage to the 1980s.
August 2, 2008
Doomsday might seem novel - if you've never seen "The Road Warrior," "Aliens," "Escape from New York" or any other post-apocalyptic flick before.
July 10, 2008
A bit like a medley of greatest hits performed by a hot, young talent who brings a new vocal inflection to the tired, old standards.
July 8, 2008
Doomsday possde dfinitivement toutes les caractristiques d'un film culte en devenir, mme si celles-ci nous laissent toujours en tte une curieuse impression de dj vu.
June 18, 2008
A tribute to the early 1980s anarchy actioners The Road Warrior and Escape From New York, Neil Marshall's Doomsday also blends elements from 28 Days Later for a fun and ultra-violent action-sci-fi-kinda-horror film.
June 12, 2008
Get your Mad Max mutant-maniacs-in-monster-machines on.