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Doomsday Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 23, 2008
Will go perfectly with "Mad Max" and "Escape from New York" as a trio of apocalyptic balls to the wall action fests...
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
March 23, 2008
About twenty minutes into it I decided to pretend it was a long-lost mid-'80s film Marshall had dusted off and put his name on.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 21, 2008
A series of loosely linked action scenes, Doomsday plays out more like a video game than a movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 21, 2008
Delivers the exploitation goods and then some, but it's so utterly derivative it represents a depressing step backward for Marshall...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
March 21, 2008
If Doomsday was designed to be trash cinema, the filmmakers achieved their goal and then some.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
March 21, 2008
As the crowd screams and pounds their chests, the camera shows Eden's back. It's a grim resolution, even in the post-apocalypse.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 20, 2008
Nothing about Marshall's grab bag has much to do with anything else...it may be aimless and arbitrary, but at least it's mostly fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rudy Joggerst
Reel.com
March 20, 2008
Doomsday is an anarchic trip down memory lane.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
March 20, 2008
Writer/Director Neil Marshall's entertaining, sorta-cheesy, if at times derivative homage to post-apocalyptic cinema delivers exactly what action fans of the genre crave.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
March 19, 2008
[Director] Marshall cribs whole sections from other movies (Aliens and The Road Warrior, most blatantly) so baldly that you have to wonder how he'd like it if someone ripped off The Descent this egregiously.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 18, 2008
When people complain that Doomsday moves from one 'what the hell?' moment to another, they're overlooking the fact that that's pretty much the idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
March 18, 2008
With my apologies to Tina Turner, "Mad Max" gets a big dose of girl power, and the results aren't pretty.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
March 18, 2008
I still believe with all my heart that no movie with real car stunts, a tough-chick hero, and a severed head that thunks directly into the camera can be all bad. But this is pushing it.
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 18, 2008
Most fantasy-action films blow their budgets in the first half-hour, and limp home with their makeup smeared. Doomsday is unusually patient, smartly saving most of its fireworks for the later innings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
March 18, 2008
(Neil) Marshall, once regarded as a filmmaker to watch, is inching precariously close to being one to forget.
| Original Score: 1/4
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 17, 2008
If you're in the right mood, though, it's also hugely entertaining.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
March 17, 2008
The acting is better than adequate, and Rhona Mitra is very good as the jaded heroine. As loud, relentless, chaotic, brutally violent and gory B-movies go, this one is a keeper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
March 17, 2008
If you can accept this farrago of nonsense, and enjoy simulated beheadings and lopped-off hands and massive spurts and splashes of blood, this may be the movie for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
March 17, 2008
Much as one might admire the British health care system as presented in the documentary Sicko, even Michael Moore would have to admit they have a hard time over there coping with apocalyptic viruses.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Alex Markerson
E! Online
March 17, 2008
Attention, apocalypse-hungry filmgoers: Doomsday may be the blue-light special you're looking for.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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