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Doomsday Reviews

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David Keyes
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
August 29, 2012
I somehow ended up admiring "Doomsday" for being the most unapologetically ridiculously, preposterous action movie I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
November 24, 2011
Marshall's adrenalin-fuelled skill and enthusiasm propel the action forward with reckless abandon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
In terms of sheer excitement, it's the best movie of 2008.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 29, 2010
As it slogs through one hectic yet mundane set pieces after another, the film slowly drowns in its own pool of clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 6, 2008
One's enjoyment of Doomsday might stem from how much one admires a blatant homage to the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christian Toto
Washington Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Biodrowski
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 possède définitivement toutes les caractéristiques d'un film culte en devenir, même si celles-ci nous laissent toujours en tête une curieuse impression de déjà vu.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Lucius Gore
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin A. Ranson
June 12, 2008
Get your Mad Max mutant-maniacs-in-monster-machines on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 5, 2008
The movie doesn't disguise the fact that this is a loving homage to early 80's science fiction cult classics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
June 4, 2008
It's a mishmash of homages to writer/director Neil Marshall's favorite B movies. That doesn't make it bad at all, though; it ends up being quite entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Anton Bitel
May 9, 2008
Brimming with exploitation antics, grindhouse sensibilities and, heh heh, exploding bunnies, Doomsday conjures a future thrown back to the dead-end styles and amoral excesses of the eighties - and no future could be bleaker than that.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 6, 2008
spintati pseytokaltia, poy o,ti yposhetai sto dinei aplohera
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
April 1, 2008
When the film's unspooling and we're watching Rhona Mitra drive a sports car through an exploding bus, we find ourselves in movie geek heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2008
After they blow a bunny to smithereens (aiming straight through a plot hole), I knew all bets were off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
March 28, 2008
The only thing that saves Doomsday from complete disgrace is that it knows it's trash.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 25, 2008
...just the umpteenth killer-virus movie of the last few years...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
March 24, 2008
Likely to be the year's most entertaining film withheld from critics, Neil Marshall's latest finds him pigging out at a B-movie buffet of bangers and mash. His alchemy of anarchy in the U.K. is exhilarating and playfully perverse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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