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Resident Evil: Apocalypse Reviews

February 9, 2006
The heart plummets at the prospects for a follow-up.
September 17, 2004
Is it utopian to expect better of the next first-person shooter that comes to the screen?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 16, 2004
The undead are back to stumbling in the dark, sometimes even in blurry slo-mo, making the many packs of them about as terrifying as the mobs waiting for Matt and Katie outside the Today studio.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
September 15, 2004
This is efficient, soul-numbing moviemaking, diverting enough for blistering September afternoons when what's onscreen is secondary to how high they've cranked the air conditioning.
September 14, 2004
Obviously padded, too long on action, and painfully short on irony.
September 14, 2004
Resident Evil: Apocalypse accomplishes the odd feat of having several things going on at once yet never being terribly exciting.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 13, 2004
... dreadful piece of work.
September 10, 2004
Monstrous zombies rampage through a peaceful metropolis. Carnage is everywhere. Still, one can't help but yawn one's way through Resident Evil: Apocalypse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 10, 2004
It's junk, but it's fun junk, and its target audience won't be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 10, 2004
Almost nothing in the movie seems original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 10, 2004
Even for one interested in bio-horror, RE:A is pretty generic stuff.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
September 10, 2004
Not good or even competent.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
September 10, 2004
Unlike the Lara Croft films -- which at least infused their software female with a certain feminism -- Resident Evil: Apocalypse is content to stick to big guns and basics.
September 10, 2004
There is nothing startlingly new in Resident Evil: Apocalpyse, but it is delivered with some panache and humor.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 10, 2004
Should please the target audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 10, 2004
There is no acting or character development here -- just shouting, shooting and calisthenics.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 10, 2004
It is, admittedly, pure trash. But it's trash with a bit of flash and a resonant bad science message.
Read More | Original Score: C+
September 10, 2004
Resident Evil: Apocalypse may offer a few cheap thrills, but the question remains: Why let some hack filmmaker control the action when you can stay home and play the video game yourself?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 10, 2004
A film without interest, wit, imagination or even entertaining violence and special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
September 10, 2004
Like so many movies with a keypad for a brain, Resident Evil: Apocalypse is another exercise in making us feel the irritation associated with having to stand behind some game hack for our turn to play.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
September 9, 2004
Witt injects the film with plenty of razzle-dazzle on the visual side, but the pace deadens whenever the zombies are offscreen or the characters open their mouths long enough to do anything more than grunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 9, 2004
Plot and narrative? Minimal. Confrontations? Endless. Surprises? None.
September 9, 2004
No one looking for nonstop violence, galloping gore, end-of- days-style hysteria or dogs slathered in barbecue sauce will come away disappointed.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 9, 2004
If you are in the mood for leggy heroines blasting down zombie armies with absurdly large automatic weapons, the sequel to Resident Evil gives very good value for the money.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2004
For a brand-new movie, it feels very dated.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 9, 2004
Calamitously uninspired and borderline incoherent.
September 9, 2004
If creative bankruptcy was legally actionable, this film would be in Chapter 11.
September 9, 2004
A frantic piece of filmmaking that invests nothing in the characters and moves much too fast for its own good.
September 9, 2004
As video game movies go, this one contains less plot and character development than Pac-Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4