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Prometheus Reviews

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October 23, 2017
Director Ridley Scott is returning to his roots here, making the kind of atmospheric horror that builds up to its scare through judicious use of music, lighting and setting to set moods, and then punctuating scenes with explosive, frightening violence.
September 8, 2017
Prometheus recaptures the essence of not only a beloved franchise, but also an admired yet complicated genre many filmmakers attempt but few successfully. In short, it shows the amateurs how it's really done.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 21, 2017
A movie like Prometheus-and that is the extraordinary power of its genre-serves as an outlet for irrational connections.
August 17, 2017
It leads you expect much more than is actually delivered.
May 31, 2017
Scott's long-awaited return to science fiction is equal parts wondrous, frustrating and flawed.
November 9, 2016
Even if the movie's logic ultimately spirals down into a vortex of hysteria, horror and hokum, I enjoyed the bulldozer intensity of the climax, which barely keeps a lid on the crackpot cult movie that's wrestling for the soul of this... blockbuster.
November 9, 2016
Prometheus is a mesmerising collision of theological angst, going further than Alien in beating on HP Lovecraft's tentacle doorknocker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 9, 2016
Prometheus is so visually ravishing with stunning special effects... But the characterizations are thin and one-note, leaving most of its talented cast members without much interesting to say or do before they get [killed].
November 9, 2016
Prometheus is undeniably gorgeous. It's hard to imagine anything looking better, especially with its brilliant 3-D that's well worth the upsell.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 9, 2016
With poise and great artistry, Scott crafts a world that combines high-tech science, primal beginnings, human frailty and sheer horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2016
The story is a lurching carnival of budget blasts.
May 9, 2016
Scott tries not to remake Alien and attempts instead a mini-Kubrick, a muddled Tarkovsky, perhaps an Asimov, or even the recently-departed Bradbury. But old habits, and slimy beings, die hard.
May 3, 2015
The best-looking stupid movie I've seen all year. It's sumptuously photographed, and often inane.
April 17, 2015
Many walked into this movie expecting a science fiction thriller in the vein of Ridley Scott's original Alien. This, I feel, was a colossal mistake.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 2, 2013
It is easily the most cerebral endeavor of its kind since "Minority Report."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 17, 2013
Prometheus is scary only in the sum of instincts and talent for movie-making that have been lost.
June 2, 2013
Any lack in originality is handsomely compensated by the plethora of 3D visual treats courtesy of a crackerjack technical crew that creates an eerie interplanetary moonscape that's as epic as it is requisitely foreboding.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 21, 2013
WPrometheus offers hypotheses about the origin of life on our planet that are so well constructed, they make real-life theories about extraterrestrials seem highly feasible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2013
The mishmash of grotesque body-horror and chin-stroking existentialism does not always make for the most coherent movie, but it is at least an entertaining one and certainly no black mark on the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2013
Rather than trying to reinvent the franchise with new tricks, "Prometheus" wants to return us to that uncertain terror that loomed over the 1979 original.
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