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Resident Evil: Afterlife Reviews

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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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.
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 16, 2010
Resident Evil: Afterlife lacks the humanity -- interesting characters, funny one-liners -- that made its predecessors enjoyable B-movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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
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Andrew Barker
Variety
September 11, 2010
Jovovich remains the lone light in the increasingly lackluster videogame-based zombie franchise, which barrels through its fourth installment with a threatened fifth on the way.
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
September 10, 2010
Like pretty much all of Anderson's films, this one is half-baked. The half that's baked isn't too bad, though.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 10, 2010
This witless installment features the usual ultra-slow-motion mayhem and helpful freeze-frames to allow us to admire the extra dimension. Fans will not be happy, however, to learn that Ms. Jovovich is more decently clothed this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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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Jeff Labrecque
Entertainment Weekly
September 10, 2010
Afterlife is slow-moving but relentless, and judging from a post-credits teaser that promises at yet another sequel, it has an unquenchable appetite for your brain cells.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 10, 2010
It's a humorless movie of morphing zombies (they take on beastly attributes), phoned-in performances and trite dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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.