Mortal Kombat Reviews

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April 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.
September 7, 2011
The guys in the recording studio who made the ooofff! augghhhh! sounds are the ones who really had all the fun.
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.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Likely to satisfy only the core audience already hooked on video and arcade games, and even that's not a sure thing.
April 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.
April 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]
April 18, 2019
It's a movie rife with mullets, gratuitous gymnastics, screamed lines, and terrible CGI. But it all just contributes to the charm.
April 18, 2019
This is a Mortal Kombat movie made for Mortal Kombat fans.
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