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Mortal Engines Reviews

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March 1, 2019
This movie could have benefited more from character development. It is painful to watch talented actors wasted in their roles.
January 10, 2019
Unfortunately, while the city-vs-city square-offs are breathtaking, human fight sequences are choppy and forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 5, 2018
It's clear that Jackson is absolutely in love with the world of Mortal Engines, but that is the film's ultimate undoing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 19, 2018
Nothing about "Mortal Engines" works. Not the story. Not the aesthetics. Not the performances. Nothing. Just tow this clunker to the junkyard and be done with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
December 14, 2018
There's nothing in Mortal Engines that flat-out doesn't work, but not being bad doesn't equal being good.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 10, 2018
A dystopian film that invites you to ask: "How could humanity screw it all up so badly?," Mortal Engines will leave you wondering only: "How could the filmmakers screw up this amazing world so badly?"
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 9, 2018
Alas, Mortal Engines is not as crazy as it thinks it is, nor as deep as it wants to be - and it's certainly not a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 2, 2019
We expected great things, but the truth is that Mortal Engines leaves much to be desired. [Full review in Spanish]
December 14, 2018
This tale ... is a homemade quilt of repurposed story beats. No character in this film will do something you haven't seen a very similar character do in the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 13, 2018
The visuals of Mortal Engines are undeniably impressive, but they barely cover the tremendous shortcomings of the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 13, 2018
While Mortal Engines offers a lot in the way of action and adventure, it doesn't really offer much in the way of character or plot, or really anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.8/10
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.
December 20, 2018
The last two acts drag it down... it just goes Star Wars.
December 20, 2018
I fell asleep.... I was getting tired of these people... and the funny thing is that I put everything together.
December 14, 2018
If it was tighter and focused on hitting the (obvious) beats to propel the story forward, it'd be a much-improved picture.
December 13, 2018
Mortal Engines creates a beautiful, dangerous, and escapist world, but it suffers from trying to do too much with characters we barely care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 17, 2018
First-time director (but long-time special-effects person) Christian Rivers is too focused on technical wizardry, and the result is headache-inducing chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 27, 2018
Some parts simply felt rushed and while there were some entertaining elements, the great visuals and performances unfortunately just weren't enough to keep the entire film afloat.
December 13, 2018
As soon as its characters hit the ground of the second act, it devolves rapidly into a generic YA story with bland characters, poorly set up motivations and plans, and a general lack of personality.
December 17, 2018
Mortal Engines takes all the capital it accrued with its visuals and wastes it on its drab story.
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