Apr 24, 2021
Time hasn't been kind to every facet of Anderson's Mortal Kombat, but its well-crafted atmospherics, heightened action, and enthusiastic cast ensure it remains one of the more spirited video game adaptations to date.
Apr 13, 2021
I'll say it over and over again. Just because you own the rights to a franchise...any franchise, if you can't tap into the emotional reasons why we love these characters and their stories, save your money.
Mar 17, 2021
It is too violent for children and too silly for anyone else.
Mar 17, 2021
Novices may find the ground rules difficult to follow, though if you cut away the baroque detail you are left with a blunt, noisy, violent fight between good and evil.
Sep 16, 2020
The special effects are incredibly poor, even by 1995's standards.
Sep 14, 2020
The only decent video game turned into a movie. Why? Obviously because the filmmakers have really tried to offer some eye-popping visuals that can provide the same stimuli as the video game itself.
Sep 19, 2019
Bad actors in lead roles, sometimes poor fight choreography and extremely dated special effects, MK isn't a good film, but it does make for a good laugh with friends!
Apr 18, 2019
Unlike other games-inspired turkeys (Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter), this one actually works, thanks mainly to director Paul Anderson's single-minded dedication to nonstop, expertly choreographed martial arts action, all set to a thumping techno beat.
Apr 18, 2019
One of its main attractions is, in effect, the way in which it works with the visual and interactive aspects of the videogame, trying to incorporate all this into a totally different product. [Full Review in Spanish]
Apr 18, 2019
A martial arts action-adventure with wondrous special effects and witty production design, it effectively combines supernatural terror, a mythical slay-the-dragon, save-the-princess odyssey and even a spiritual quest for self-knowledge.
Apr 18, 2019
It's a movie rife with mullets, gratuitous gymnastics, screamed lines, and terrible CGI. But it all just contributes to the charm.
Apr 18, 2019
This is a Mortal Kombat movie made for Mortal Kombat fans.
Sep 29, 2016
A fun, visually appealing film with effective performances and well choreographed fights. [Full review in Spanish]
Jul 12, 2016
Cheesy and very violent adaptation of '90s video game.
Sep 7, 2011
The guys in the recording studio who made the ooofff! augghhhh! sounds are the ones who really had all the fun.
May 16, 2011
Hardly award-worthy entertainment, and pretty visually dated, but probably one of the better video game movies ever made comparatively.
Apr 11, 2011
...a one-note gimmick that comes with everything but a joystick for the viewer to control the robotic characters.
Jun 10, 2010
In the realm of movies adapted from video games, "Mortal Kombat" sucks the least...
Apr 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.
Apr 7, 2010
Anderson does a good job of edging humour into dumbness - Lambert gets a few witty looks - and the art direction and effects are okay.