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Doomsday Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
May 30, 2013
| Original Score: 3/5
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
March 16, 2008
Doomsday is frenetic, loud, wildly imprecise and so derivative that it doesn't so much seem to reference its antecedents as try on their famous images like a child playing dress-up. Homage without innovation isn't homage, it's karaoke.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 16, 2008
Marshall reveals himself to be a terrific showman of chaos and comic savagery. This is Baz Luhrmann's Mad Max.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 14, 2008
Doomsday typifies the kind of movie that gets dumped into theaters during the late winter -- a regurgitated storyline, no big stars, and no real prospects at the box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
March 14, 2008
Those with a taste for revved-up, splattery fantasy thrills won't be complaining.
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Steven Hyden
AV Club
March 14, 2008
Doomsday plays more like a series of mini-remakes than a single, cohesive film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 14, 2008
Imagine the first serious competition to the Deutsche dummkopf Uwe Boll as "worst director" working today, thanks to this mad and maddening mash-up genre picture.
| Original Score: 1/5