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Resident Evil: Afterlife Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
September 19, 2012
With a simple plot paired with great action scenes in its brisk run time, that's all I really need from the series and 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' puts some new blood and excitement into what was close to becoming a dead franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
December 20, 2010
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.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
November 29, 2010
The DVD needs to come with a drinking game feature, do you hear me Sony?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
October 15, 2010
I thought it was great fun. Paul W.S. Anderson -- it's his greatest hit adapting video games to movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
October 15, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 11, 2010
Inventive ideas, dazzling 3D and spectacular production design elevate this fourth in the franchise to a juicy bite above the average zombie movie.
Pauline Adamek
FILMINK (Australia)
October 11, 2010
Upping the action at every turn, this contains fantastic battle sequences and a kickass heroine wisely made relatable to audiences.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 30, 2010
By this time, only aficionados will be keeping up with the series mythology; the rest of us will have to accept or reject this sequel as an exercise in unbridled, surreal, nonsensical action-cool -- as much a head trip, in its way, as 'Koyaanisqatsi.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 23, 2010
It's the least like a video game, so "Afterlife" is the best of the lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
September 19, 2010
[The] Resident Evil saga continues to be one of the millennium's only adequate B-movie franchises.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Shaula Clark
Boston Phoenix
September 16, 2010
Just hearing the audience gasp from vertigo during the opening zoom-out shot is almost worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 14, 2010
More of the same, but if you enjoy this kind of thing, that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
September 13, 2010
Anderson makes often-inspiring use of the 3-D effects, though he never quite tops the opening Shibuya Crossing bloodbath.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
September 13, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2010
Afterlife is very likely to please at least most of the fans of the series, but don't expect too much aside from Milla looking great and a groovy visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Armond White
New York Press
September 13, 2010
If critics and fanboys weren't suckers for simplistic nihilism and high-pressure marketing, Afterlife would be universally acclaimed as a visionary feat, superior to Inception and Avatar on every level.
Rob Gonsalves
September 13, 2010
There are worse ways to pass an hour and a half than watching Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter shooting the hell out of zombies and mutants.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
September 11, 2010
Would this movie have been made if not for the 3D Gimmick? Milla Jovovich commands the screen and makes all the RE films a fun ride. If you hate the series, this won't change your mind.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 10, 2010
Resident Evil's appeal as a series is almost exclusively rooted in Jovovich's charisma. She combines the enigmatic magnetism of a silent-movie siren with the bravado of an action hero.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 10, 2010
State-of-the-art 3D effects add a welcome dose of visual freshness to the fourth installment of this video game-based franchise.
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