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Resident Evil Reviews

March 31, 2009
Despite a promising setup, pic never really goes anywhere, instead immersing viewers in a kinetic onslaught of flesh (namely, that of Milla Jovovich) and flesh-eaters (most of the rest of the cast).
June 24, 2006
Hats off, however, to the production team for the set designs and one very imaginative death-by-laser sequence. The rest is a derivative, tedious mess.
September 10, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 20, 2002
On its own terms, Resident Evil updates the zombie genre with an anti-corporate message while still scaring its audience and providing heart-pounding action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 19, 2002
It's completely pointless.
March 19, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 16, 2002
An already thin story boils down to surviving invaders seeking an existent anti-virus. If only there were one for this kind of movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 15, 2002
It all looks and plays like a $40 million version of a game you're more likely to enjoy on a computer.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 15, 2002
A derivative collection of horror and sci-fi cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 15, 2002
The best video-game-based movie so far.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2002
The action in Resident Evil is like watching demons from the repressed unconscious break loose and attack the ego.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2002
Such a bad movie that its luckiest viewers will be seated next to one of those ignorant pinheads who talk throughout the show.
March 15, 2002
A fresh hybrid of zombie horror, high-tech sci-fi and butt-kicking thrill ride.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 15, 2002
Began life as a computer game, then morphed into a movie -- a bad one, of course.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 15, 2002
The movie is Dawn of the Dead crossed with John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars, with zombies not as ghoulish as the first and trains not as big as the second.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 15, 2002
A video game cum movie that substitutes shrieking decibel levels for a coherent plot and any resemblance to originality.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 15, 2002
The interchangeable males all resemble Freddie Prinze Jr., and Anderson's direction is no less anemic, making one yearn for an Escape/Quit button that, sadly, doesn't exist in this medium.
March 15, 2002
The most depressing thing about Resident Evil -- and there are many, trust me -- is seeing the promising star of Girlfight reduced to a direct-to-video movie cliché.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 15, 2002
Mildly grisly, assaultively noisy and tremendously boring.
March 14, 2002
All Ms. Jovovich, as the sanctified heroine, has to do is look radiant, grimly purposeful and mildly alarmed while forcing open doors, wielding wrenches and fleeing monsters.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 14, 2002
Even in the dubious genre of movies based on video games, Resident Evil is an abomination.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 14, 2002
Video games are more involving than this mess.
Read More | Original Score: D+
March 14, 2002
What will, most likely, turn out to be the most repellent movie of 2002.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 14, 2002
Forgettable horror -- more gory than psychological -- with a highly satisfying quotient of Friday-night excitement and Milla power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 12, 2002
A generic bloodbath that often becomes laughably unbearable when it isn't merely offensive.
March 7, 2002
A monster combat thriller as impersonal in its relentlessness as the videogame series that inspired it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+