Mortal Kombat Reviews

March 17, 2021
It is too violent for children and too silly for anyone else.
March 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.
September 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.
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.
April 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.
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
The movie has everything a teenage boy could want... Everything, that is, but an interesting plot, decent dialogue and compelling acting.
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
It's silly, of course, but more importantly, it's a hell of a lot of fun, with plenty of above-average gags.
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.
January 1, 2000
Just looks and plays a lot like Johnny Mnemonic, Double Dragon and other video-game-inspired, mayhem-filled messes.