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Mortal Engines Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 2, 2019
If you are of the books and of steampunk, you should check out Mortal Engines. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 21, 2018
The plot is both daft and derivative, and the commonplace YA elements end up overtaking the welcome WTF moments by the end. But the world-building is spectacular and almost makes this worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2018
This big budget, effects-laden movie about a strange post-apocalyptic world where predator cities roll around on tank-like treads looks great, but the story of romance and revenge is just barely adequate.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 20, 2018
If making the movie was a gamble, seeing the movie is a risk worth taking on the strength of sheer oddball charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 18, 2018
If spectacle is what you are after, you will find plenty, even if it does go on a tad too long.
December 17, 2018
While the rest of Mortal Engines fails to reach the highs of its lurid opening set piece, there are a lot of intriguing elements at play thanks to the film's particularly strange world-building conceit...
December 17, 2018
While trying to get as much character and history information out as possible, the film struggles at times to find its focus. Regardless, the beautiful scenery and extended action sequences left little room for boredom and made for an entertaining ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 16, 2018
Go into "Mortal Engines" keeping in mind that it's a fantasy rather than science-based sci-fi, and you'll find a beautiful world and enjoyable ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
December 16, 2018
It has flaws to spare... but fairly rewarding in its sense of immersion in a well-designed world of towering scale that reminds us why the big screen is referred to as such.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2018
Mortal Engines is a full-powered, thought-provoking drama. It does become melodramatic at times but that, too, could be an accurate representation of the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 14, 2018
One of the most impressive examples of "world building" in recent years, surpassing such contenders as Valerian, Cloud Atlas, and even the recent Star Wars episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2018
The visuals are fantastic and the world building leaves plenty to explore. If "Mortal Engines" is by any chance successful enough to spawn a sequel, let's just hope the story does a better job of staying in its own lane.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2018
I do admire its ambition, sense of scale, and appealing main cast. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, etc. - also Available)
December 14, 2018
It's like nothing we've seen before (save the woke elements and 'Star Wars' call outs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 14, 2018
It's just another derivative post-apocalyptic story about utter catastrophe and corruption, where the only hope is a small group of hot teenagers.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 14, 2018
"Mortal Engines" is an entertaining movie if you don't ask too many questions of the story and stick to what's put in front of you onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2018
Part buddy movie, part origin, part legend setting - Mortal Engines has a lot to like about it, but Jeepers it really packs far too much in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 13, 2018
What makes it fascinating even for those unfamiliar with the source material (like this reviewer) is its stunning visual design.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 13, 2018
"Mortal Engines" rises and falls - mostly rises - on Weaving's cunning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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