Replicas

Critics Consensus

Equal parts plot holes and unintentional laughs, Replicas is a ponderously lame sci-fi outing that isn't even bad enough to be so bad it's good.

9%

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Total Count: 53

35%

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After a car accident kills his family, a daring synthetic biologist (Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force, and the physical laws of science.

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Cast

Keanu Reeves
as Will Foster
Alice Eve
as Mona Foster
Emjay Anthony
as Matt Foster

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Critic Reviews for Replicas

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (48)

  • The filmmakers manage to avoid every potentially interesting choice for far dumber, and far more inexplicable, conclusions.

    Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Replicas manages to be perversely entertaining for its fast-paced first half, if only because of the sheer absurdity of its storyline. But it eventually devolves into tedious thriller tropes...

    Jan 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • "Replicas" is not without its laughs, even if they're at the expense of the film. For a bad movie, you could do a lot worse. Boot the mapping service, baby.

    Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • If you woke up in a glitching simulation, this janky garbage would be projected on every screen, possibly under the title Human Movie.

    Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • After what may be one hundred hours, the film does not so much end as it stops, the score's wrapping-up tone an evident substitute for closure or resolution.

    Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Rampant silliness and gaping plot holes test audience patience in Jeffrey Nachmanoff's sci-fi thriller.

    Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Replicas

  • Dec 26, 2018
    A scientist restores his family with cutting-edge tech after their death in an auto accident. Now while this film purports to be about science, it is actually about magic as it haphazardly jumps from one far-fetched suggestion (human cloning, conscious A.I., tranference of consciousness, etc.) to the next and so requires that the audience not ask too many picayune questions about it, just go along about whatever's being presented onscreen. Given that proposition, it's a thriller about one man's battle against a government conspiracy in order to save his family, and it's serviceable taken in that light. It's designed for a young audience.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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