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Prometheus Reviews

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Top Critic
Tom Charity
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.
James Hoare
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
Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online
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].
Christopher Lawrence
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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
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David Elliott
San Diego Reader
November 9, 2016
The story is a lurching carnival of budget blasts.
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
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.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
The best-looking stupid movie I've seen all year. It's sumptuously photographed, and often inane.
Chris Stuckmann
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-
David Keyes
July 2, 2013
It is easily the most cerebral endeavor of its kind since "Minority Report."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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David Thomson
The New Republic
June 17, 2013
Prometheus is scary only in the sum of instincts and talent for movie-making that have been lost.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
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
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
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
Ali Gray
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
Tim Grierson
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.
Jason Gorber
December 28, 2012
Prometheus, as both a response to Alien and its own attempts at philosophical and spiritual investigations, ended up filling in holes that simply were not mandatory to have filled.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Gonsalves
December 17, 2012
The movie wasn't giving my brain much of a workout, but my eyes got a nice buzz. Prometheus is straight-up gorgeous...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
November 5, 2012
Insulting lip service to 2001 notwithstanding, Prometheus shocks and awes with more than sufficient technical bravura. If only it was as smart as it clearly thinks it is.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
October 13, 2012
Artfully designed with special effects that border on the elegant-there's no other way to put it-"Prometheus" is a visual delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Brian Holcomb
October 11, 2012
There's a lot of college dorm philosophical mumbo jumbo on top but it all really boils down to, "Man seeks his creator/makes contact/discovers he is a total jerk."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Kendrick
September 27, 2012
Prometheus is a welcome return to form for Ridley Scott -- delivering a fascinating sci-fi storyline, gorgeous 3D visuals, and competent filmmaking choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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