Mortal Kombat - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mortal Kombat Reviews

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September 29, 2016
A fun, visually appealing film with effective performances and well choreographed fights. [Full review in Spanish]
July 12, 2016
Cheesy and very violent adaptation of '90s video game.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 16, 2011
Hardly award-worthy entertainment, and pretty visually dated, but probably one of the better video game movies ever made comparatively.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 11, 2011
...a one-note gimmick that comes with everything but a joystick for the viewer to control the robotic characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
June 10, 2010
In the realm of movies adapted from video games, "Mortal Kombat" sucks the least...
April 7, 2010
We'll concede that four-armed Prince Goro is a hoot, Christopher Lambert looks fabulous in a flowing white wig, and Talisa Soto, who plays some kind of princess, can lord it over us anytime.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 7, 2010
All the head-crushing and thigh-flexing doesn't compensate for the monotony of a story that simply traipses from one combat (sorry, kombat) to the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2008
Where others have sunk in the mire of imitation, director Paul Anderson and writer Kevin Droney effect a viable balance between exquisitely choreographed action and ironic visual and verbal counterpoint.
December 6, 2007
cheesy but still, kick ass
| Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2006
British director Anderson does a fair job with what he was given: four good-looking leads, some very impressive sfx, Babylonian sets, a bone-crunching soundtrack, and a battery of well-choreographed fights.
April 3, 2005
Like watching a lot of sweaty fist fights while trapped in the world's loudest night club.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
January 25, 2005
This one's a howler that's so bad it's almost good -- almost.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
November 29, 2003
If the movie Mortal Kombat were a character in a Mortal Kombat video game, its special maneuver would be to climb on its opponent's shoulders and defecate on his head.
Full Review | Original Score: F
May 20, 2003
The most intriguing is a glassy-eyed follower whose right hand shoots out a hissing reptile that can extend itself for miles. Exotic creatures like these make watching Mortal Kombat feel like being in a high-tech fun house.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 15, 2003
Hopeless? Oh yes. It's hopeless alright. Mondo hopeless.
| Original Score: 1/5
December 18, 2002
Cheesy with no nutrients. But hey, anything's better than Street Fighter.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 9, 2002
[A] surprisingly good movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Just looks and plays a lot like Johnny Mnemonic, Double Dragon and other video-game-inspired, mayhem-filled messes.
January 1, 2000
The movie that most nearly approximates a video game: lots of action, no plot, eye-catching computer effects and a dollop of violence.
January 1, 2000
Far too predictable to recommend to anyone not predisposed to this type of propulsive but vacant entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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