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Immortals Reviews

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Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
December 2, 2011
If you like blood and guts, with hand-to-hand (or should I say hand-to-spear) combat in video-game-style, you may like this more than I did.
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
November 18, 2011
Without any narrative heft, these sights don't last in the mind much longer than they linger on screen. And yet they thrill in short-lived bursts that Singh doles out carefully, keeping pace with the audience's appetite.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 14, 2011
When Hyperion says of one character, "His pain has just begun,'' you know exactly how he feels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 13, 2011
The same hyperstylized, comic book-come-to-life approach that created an invigorating experience for viewers of 300 elevates Immortals above the level of a Clash of the Titans knock-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 12, 2011
The posters read "From the Producers of 300" and, like Zack Snyder's film, Immortals has little on its mind but conveying the buzz of martial glory.
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
November 11, 2011
This monumental tale of warring gods and men is a beautiful, dead thing, bereft of organic or kinetic life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
November 11, 2011
Singh is a talented and eccentric visual artist with no creative future in the movie business.
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
November 11, 2011
As mythic spectacles go, it beats Clash Of The Titans, particularly in the areas of intimidating villainy and actual Titan-clashing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
November 11, 2011
Solid yet hardly sensational, no luxury sedan but a good compact -- fairly efficient in its operation, typically clean in look, and guaranteed to reach its destination with a minimum of fuss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Charity
CNN.com
November 11, 2011
The movie's landscape is a disappointingly barren digital domain, the same gray cliffs, deserts and seas familiar from 300 and so many game-worlds.
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William Goss
Film.com
November 11, 2011
Puffed-up style worthy of trumped-up lore.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 11, 2011
It's a movie about myth with no sense of magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
November 11, 2011
The pity is that Tarsem's intelligence doesn't connect his cinematic eye to his narrative mind. The director's visual gift is like a brilliant retina, detached.
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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
November 11, 2011
As in his "The Fall," director Tarsem Singh's visual instincts overwhelm his storytelling finesse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 11, 2011
If it's violence ye seek, and violently confused storytelling, look ye no further.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 11, 2011
"The Immortals" is without doubt the best-looking awful movie you will ever see.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
November 10, 2011
Where are the gods of Olympus when you need them? I ask on behalf of "Immortals," because mere mortals were apparently not able to create a movie that actually made sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Debruge
Variety
November 10, 2011
Logic melts away completely and the pic's raison d'etre emerges -- namely, to justify staging a fight scene for the ages.
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
November 10, 2011
Visually stunning, but heavy-handed and lacking a single moment that evinces any relish for movie-making.
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Paul Brunick
New York Times
November 10, 2011
Sing to me, O Muse, of gods and men, of timeless legends and forgettable retreads. Speak of "Immortals," and answer in all seriousness: did you even read that awful script?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 10, 2011
With "Immortals," Singh finally acknowledges that he's making movies, rather than just beautiful moving pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Scott Bowles
USA Today
November 10, 2011
For all the digital mastery Immortals boasts, its hokey story leaves the film adrift.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
November 10, 2011
Immortals is aimed squarely at the macho crowd, with the emphasis on heroics and bone-crunching violence in 3-D, with a splash of sexy time to lighten the mood and detract from the flaccid script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4