Mortal Engines Reviews

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September 12, 2019
It's got an interesting look, but it's a bloated story.
August 29, 2019
The film's adventure plot simply rolls over the main thematic content of the book.
June 5, 2019
As massive and slow as its titular machines, there is a great deal of spectacle but an uneven pace and tone anchor this film and keep it from greatness.
May 24, 2019
It is rare that we get such a starkly distinct movie in wide release which makes it a shame that so few gave this movie a chance. But, I beg you to watch it if you can and I think you will enjoy it as much as you did ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL.
May 4, 2019
Sadly suffers from an ensemble cast who fail to elevate the stereotypical material above expectation.
March 20, 2019
One of the biggest box office flops of the year is also everything Ready Player One should have been and much more.
March 5, 2019
it's sorta the young adult version of The Road Warrior and Mad Max. A world full of crazy engines and and stories and cities that are moving around. It feels very derivative.
March 2, 2019
This movie could have benefited more from character development. It is painful to watch talented actors wasted in their roles.
February 20, 2019
It's the sort of inelegant, poorly edited mish-mash of digital nonsense that makes your eyes glaze over.
February 7, 2019
A botch more concerned with creating a would-be franchise than in making a movie entertaining enough to make audiences want to see more.
February 4, 2019
A film that knows how to rev its engines but doesn't have enough gas to fulfil its franchise potential.
January 15, 2019
"Mortal Engines," is so immensely ambitious in its startling size and scale, invention and details, it suggests that in the wake of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" franchises, Jackson can do - and spend - anything he wants.
January 14, 2019
Despite its spectacular paraphernalia, this film is one-dimensional. [Full review in Spanish]
January 11, 2019
Unfortunately, while the city-vs-city square-offs are breathtaking, human fight sequences are choppy and forgettable.
January 10, 2019
Mortal Engines does not have the capacity or the grace to be a simple adventure or to take flight. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 10, 2019
There is very little the cast could do with roles so superficial and without cores. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 10, 2019
[The] first auspicious sequence mixes the worlds of Mad Max, Transformers and Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle... But the film immediately runs out of strength and fails to keep up. [Full review in Spanish]
January 7, 2019
There's something supremely cool going on here, and at times you can catch sight of it. But not often enough to make up for what it squanders.
January 4, 2019
The steampunk aesthetic has never looked so good on screen, but it is a shame that one notices it so much because the people in the foreground are so bland.
January 3, 2019
The worst thing about Mortal Engines is that you can see, in fits and starts and flashes, the movie it could've been.
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