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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 17, 2017
This film wasn't horrible, it was just silly. What were we watching: a love story, a political thriller, an action-adventure?
June 21, 2016
Pompeii's recreated world feels especially hokey as the backdrop for shoddy sets, cheesy costumes and ludicrous dialogue.
March 28, 2016
Overall, Pompeii goes big on the action but lacks the gravitas of being a compelling story.
June 2, 2015
Pompeii 3D is a swords-and-sandals disaster epic that contains all the B-movie tropes you might hope for... The only element missing is a decent script.