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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Reviews

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John Wooley
Tulsa World
September 10, 2014
The script, by five writers, is a melange of role-playing games, Biblical references, mythology and martial-arts and other movie cliches; it's predictable when it's not impenetrable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It's just an excuse for a series of tedious, repetitious fight scenes that have been staged with no hint whatsoever of originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
September 10, 2014
There's only slightly more plot than appeared in the original computer game, and the result is undemanding fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 17, 2005
Astonishing that they could do worse than Part 1. Seriously.
| Original Score: 1/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
June 11, 2005
Game Over
| Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
August 9, 2007
A cheesy, abysmal sequel to an entertaining adaptation...
| Original Score: 1/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 1, 2002
A little more work is required, for instance, on four-arm technology.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 27, 2009
It's a toss up which aspect of this drivel is worst.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 10, 2014
Never -- at least not since the first Mortal Kombat -- has tedium been so loud, so full of backward flips and flying fists to the kissers of centaurs from another realm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
May 16, 2011
I'll give it this - Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is hilarious. Sadly, not intentionally so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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May 14, 2004
Pic consists largely of choppily edited fight scenes (usually involving somersaults and back flips) combined with various computer graphic effects.
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
This is an example of a sequel just as terrible as the first movie: same stuff, different day.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Aided by a one dimensional set that isn't clever enough to be comic-like, this film has a Neanderthal mentality.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
June 24, 2004
Leonetti is a great cinematographer, but as director, well...
| Original Score: 1/5
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Bob Heisler
Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2001
Quite serious, charmless and critic-proof.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
There is nothing... I repeat, nothing worthwhile in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Here's the lowdown on the latest chapter in Mortal Kombat: deadly dull.
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Mary Brennan
Film.com
January 1, 2000
There's a kind of grand awfulness about it.
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
As far as the plot, the repetitive bombardment of similar scenarios makes the film seem very long and painfully drawn out.
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