Resident Evil: Afterlife


Resident Evil: Afterlife

Critics Consensus

As dim-witted and lifeless as its undead antagonists, Resident Evil: Afterlife is a wholly unnecessary addition to the franchise.



Total Count: 102


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Experience a new dimension in action horror as director Paul W.S. Anderson uses the 3D technology pioneered by James Cameron and Vincent Pace to take movie lovers on a nightmare thrill-ride. It's been five years since the zombie virus swept across the globe, and Alice (Milla Jovovich) is still traveling tirelessly in search of survivors. When the Umbrella Corporation ratchets up the stakes, an old friend turns up to lend Alice a helping hand. Rumor has it that some survivors have found sanctuary in Los Angeles, but when Alice and friends show up they find the city overrun with zombies, and quickly realize they've stumbled into a diabolical trap. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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Critic Reviews for Resident Evil: Afterlife

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (79)

  • True to series form, plot is nearly indiscernible, but this fourth installment in the sci-fi/horror/action franchise created by writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson is the sleekest so far, thanks to 3D and star Milla Jovovich's body-hugging catsuit.

    Dec 20, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Bound to please the legions of Milla fans who have doubtless poured over the extras-rich DVDs of the first three Resident Evils, as well as her please-sequel-this gem Ultra Violet.

    Oct 15, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Whether or not you are a series regular, you are unlikely to encounter anything here that you haven't met before in the sci-fi/horror movie universe.

    Oct 13, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife lacks the humanity -- interesting characters, funny one-liners -- that made its predecessors enjoyable B-movies.

    Sep 16, 2010 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Anderson makes often-inspiring use of the 3-D effects, though he never quite tops the opening Shibuya Crossing bloodbath.

    Sep 13, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Keith Uhlich

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • The action is easier to read than in most films of the genre, and therefore more enjoyable. Anderson makes particular use of sets and locations to wring out more bang for the stereoscopic buck.

    Sep 13, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Resident Evil: Afterlife

  • Feb 04, 2017
    They call these films video game adaptations for a reason. They are meant to be adaptations and not just another installation into that franchise. 'Afterlife' feels way more like video game on screen than it does a film by itself. The film begins with CGI filled action sequenced that is flooded with unnecessary slow motion camera work. It's filmed in 3D, so I guess Paul W.S. Anderson was really wanted to exploit that version of the medium and give the audience it's most visceral film to date in the franchise. While there are some moments of brilliant B-movie fun, 'Afterlife' is just more of the same. And sadly it feels like some scenes are ripped right from the video games without any extra CGI or effects done. As if you weren't already tired of the Umbrella Corp being at the forefront of each and every one of these films, they once again make their unwelcomed presence felt. Minus Dr. Isaacs and now adding pretty much the exact same character in Albert Wesker, the Umbrella Corp doesn't do anything they haven't already done in the series. Seriously, in every film Umbrella spies on Alice & company, attempt to take her down, and have a big confrontation towards the end. Besides a rotating supporting cast, the films are all structured the same way. There's a real lack of creativity here. There's one clear reason why these films are made. Money. The filmmakers know how to produce these features and get people to spend their hard-earned cash on them. I enjoy a silly action adventure as much as the next guy, but there needs to be a little more effort put forth before I can actually certify these as guilty pleasure movies. As of now, they're mindless blood & guts action-horror films. However, the way this movie ends got me undeniably a little bit excited to sit down and watch the next one. +Some fun action scenes -But mostly too CGI filled for my liking -Same old story over and over again 4.5/10
    Thomas D Super Reviewer
  • May 12, 2016
    There's definitely a "dumb fun" vibe to most of the movie, that is until it turns into a cheap rip-off of The Matrix.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2015
    Resident Evil: Afterlife attempts to take the series back to basics and delivers a campy action film that has fun with the material. In this chapter Alice searches for Claire and her group of survivors of the zombie apocalypse, which were headed for Alaska looking for the infection free zone Arcadia. Wentworth Miller joins the series and gives a strong performance. Additionally, the over-the-top action scenes are quite impressive, and bring a lot of energy to the film. However, things start to fall apart in the last act as the story goes off in some bizarre directions. Yet for a cheesy horror film, Resident Evil: Afterlife is pretty entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 02, 2013
    The most hilarious thing about this film is that it gives signs of the Hollywood industry entering into a state of <a href = "">self-acceptance</a>. LOL. 44/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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