Pompeii Reviews

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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.
May 2, 2014
It's all preposterously enjoyable, far more so than those impervious superheroes chucking each other about yet again.
May 1, 2014
Undoubtedly watchable.
May 1, 2014
Better than it had any right to be.
March 21, 2014
It's an average modern actioner: driven by technology, careless of the past, casually insulting to the audience, mindless in its violence. Vesuvius 1, movie-lovers nil.
February 23, 2014
Is it wrong to root for the volcano?
February 21, 2014
Parmageddon is nigh in this cheesy action melodrama that feels both overheated with plot developments, yet strangely curdled from a lack of histrionics that might have redeemed it as fun trash.
February 21, 2014
Narrative has never been Anderson's strength; the story here is a corny overhaul of James Cameron's already-corny Titanic.
February 21, 2014
No matter how much lava is afoot, there's always time to impale one more person with a sword.
February 21, 2014
A mindless but watchable fondue pot of high-calorie visuals and ready-made plotting ...
February 21, 2014
More fun than any civilization's fiery extinction should ever be, Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii 3-D is gloriously exciting kitsch - a poor man's Titanic crossed with an even poorer man's Gladiator.
February 21, 2014
Pompeii, the new historical-kitsch disaster movie, raises the question: Is there something about ancient classical settings that inspires actors to act badly?
February 21, 2014
Pompeii is a big, glorious, cheesy mess.
February 21, 2014
It's a spectacle all right - but mostly just of a lot of people, some of whom should know better, making an utter ash of themselves.
February 21, 2014
The action scenes are choice, and once the clouds of ash and shooting fire and churning seas start up, "Pompeii" achieves a momentum that most sensationalist studio fare can't touch.
February 20, 2014
Like its director's horror hybrids, Pompeii values self-determination over survival, which makes for better, brisker, less convoluted genre storytelling.
February 20, 2014
Pompeii has as much to do with realism and history as the average gas station has with gourmet cuisine and fine dining. If you're hankering for something substantive, you'll leave hungry.
February 20, 2014
If there were a hint of a sense of play or humor in the filmmaking, beyond a briefly amusing moment of comeuppance for a foppish slaveowner, Pompeii might be a fun February diversion instead of a dull, eye-rolling slog.
February 20, 2014
Pompeii is a Titanic wannabe with a romance between a rich girl and a poor boy set against a natural disaster.
February 20, 2014
In "Pompeii," Mr. Anderson's latest 3-D extravaganza, and his first film without Ms. Jovovich since 2008, he seems to be without visual focus.
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