February 1, 2021
By the time the credits started to roll I felt that bad guy Graecus was speaking directly to me when he said, "You dragged me from a perfectly good brothel for this?"
October 3, 2020
Instantly forgettable but more than passable as a diversion; solid B-movie cheese that's like Titanic-lite meets Gladiator-lite.
September 20, 2020
I find Justin Bieber's gangsta' posing more convincing.
July 28, 2020
You know you have a problem when you start rooting for the mountain to win.
June 6, 2020
If you are attending this disaster movie purely for the famous natural disaster it promises to depict, you won't have too many complaints.
April 23, 2020
Basically a competent action picture that retreads to the safety of its formulas, primarily because it doesn't have the desire, much less the thought, to pursue more challenging avenues.
July 31, 2019
The legion of fans of Kit Harington will enjoy filling the time as they wait for that first episode of the 4th season of Game of Thrones.
June 11, 2019
Some may find it divertingly entertaining but for fans of the genre it's been there, done that, got the toga.
March 21, 2019
Occasionally entertaining in its silliness, Pompeii just about avoids total disaster, but even the volcanic spectacle underwhelms in this largely joyless blockbuster.
March 7, 2019
If the film lacks energy up to this point, it more than makes up for it hereon in, saving this disaster film from being a complete and utter disaster.
December 11, 2018
As the film begins, the camera pans slowly over what appear to be statues, but which turn our to be the petrified remains of the citizens of Pompeii. These are the most multi-dimensional people we see on screen.
November 11, 2018
Filmmaker Paul W. S. Anderson's misguided molten-driven melodrama Pompeii is not as explosive in conception as one would imagine based upon its manufactured, boisterous presentation.
November 1, 2018
Pompeii is bad, but not at all in the interesting way. It's derivative and tedious, without an original thought in its head on any level.
October 10, 2018
Besides some impressive technical wizardry, Pompeii lies in Paul W.S. Anderson's list of "let it burn" films.
August 24, 2018
The action sequences alone are jaw dropping, heart racing affairs but flashy stunts and technical wizardry don't always support a story lacking in character development, therefore giving you minimal people to root for.
February 21, 2018
There's not a single gesture that isn't a cliché, not a single line of script that isn't a stage direction or harvested shamelessly from Wikipedia.
November 21, 2017
At least Celine Dion doesn't appear on the soundtrack.
November 15, 2017
The love story itself is forgettable and cheesy. But that is only incidental compared to what you can watch this movie for - its fight scenes and cataclysmic climax, both produced and recreated in good detail.