Critics Consensus: Resident Evil: Retribution Not Screened -- Guess the Tomatometer!

Plus, Finding Nemo 3D, The Master, and Arbitrage are Certified Fresh.

This week at the movies, we've got a zombie apocalypse (Resident Evil: Retribution, starring Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez and and a Pixar classic (Finding Nemo 3D, with voice work by Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres). What do the critics have to say?

Resident Evil: Retribution

31%

When the apocalypse comes, the only things likely to survive will be cockroaches and the Resident Evil franchise. Unfortunately, Resident Evil: Retribution wasn't screened for U.S. critics prior to its release, so we can't tell you how it stacks up with its four (critically panned) predecessors. This time out, Alice (Milla Jovovich) takes her fight against the Umbrella Corporation and its hordes of flesh-eating zombies from Japan to America to Russia, learning secrets about her mysterious past along the way. Hey, everyone - it's time to guess the Tomatometer! (And check out this week's Total Recall, in which we run down some noteworthy fifth installments.)

Finding Nemo 3D

99%

Pixar doesn't lack for masterpieces, but Finding Nemo 3D is a jewel that shines particularly brightly in the studio's crown. Upon its release in 2003, it drew raves from the critics and was Pixar's biggest box-office hit until Toy Story 3 came along. Now it's getting the 3D treatment, so audiences can once again bask in this Certified Fresh modern classic about a clownfish on a mission to rescue his son from captivity.

Also opening this week in limited release:

Comments

vinsig001

Vincent Signorile

17 for resident evil

Sep 13 - 04:47 PM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

LOL maybe xD

Sep 13 - 05:00 PM

Dave J

Dave J

25% is not a bad rating for a movie that is not screened for critics as opposed to other films that were and scored less than that!

Sep 14 - 01:27 PM

todd123

Todd Garry

Keep telling yourself that...

Sep 16 - 07:13 PM

Dave J

Dave J

well I was only thinking in comparison to the worst reviewed "Twilight" film which you've had probably saw and the high percentage of critics that did see it makes 35% of Resident Evil a little better, doesn't it!

Sep 17 - 12:02 PM

Jin Kim

Jin Kim

I wouldn't want to waste money on resident evil: retribution especially when the first four were utter trash and this one will wind up somewhere in the 10's or 20's but I wouldn't be surprised if it went under 10% this time. I would wait for dredd and looper which are coming out the following weeks and both are getting great reviews.

Sep 13 - 05:00 PM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

I'd like to see Dredd also.

Sep 13 - 05:01 PM

Jin Kim

Jin Kim

I also forgot to mention End of Watch which looks very realistic and gritty.

Sep 13 - 05:11 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Everything's gone gritty! Yeah, GRITTY!

Sep 14 - 08:05 AM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

LOL maybe xD

Sep 13 - 05:00 PM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

I'd like to see Dredd also.

Sep 13 - 05:01 PM

Jin Kim

Jin Kim

I also forgot to mention End of Watch which looks very realistic and gritty.

Sep 13 - 05:11 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Everything's gone gritty! Yeah, GRITTY!

Sep 14 - 08:05 AM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

Yep, another Paul W.S. Anderson film, another "not-screened-for-critics" movie -- I'm not going to bother, because it's made by one of the worst film-makers ever.

Finding Nemo? In 3D? YES!!! Pixar's instant classic comes back to the big screen. I first saw this film when I was still a tween, at 10 years of age. Now, if I ever see it again on Blu-Ray...it will be mine! ;D

Sep 13 - 05:03 PM

Jin Kim

Jin Kim

I also forgot to mention End of Watch which looks very realistic and gritty.

Sep 13 - 05:11 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Everything's gone gritty! Yeah, GRITTY!

Sep 14 - 08:05 AM

Jason H.

Jason Huang

ughh another re-release... disney is now just a money grabbing business...

Sep 13 - 05:20 PM

Ocram Immorto

Ocram Immorto

It's better than seeing a basic cartoon in 3D (Beauty and the Beast) -_- If anything, Finding Nemo is the only old animated film I'd go to see again in 3D, nostalgia is all I can say.

Sep 13 - 05:23 PM

Jacob H.

Jacob Holmes

Beauty and the Beast 3D was actually quite fantastic.

Sep 14 - 09:28 AM

Luis Remelli Faulkenberry

Luis Remelli Faulkenberry

disney and money grabbing actually has been always together. Even though no one can argue on the fact they always made good quality entertainment. I dont think its going to be just a re-release like others did. Lion King 3D was just amazing, same was with Beauty and the Beast. It was like seeing a different movie. Nemo 3D can be interesting considering how good were looking the deep sea and the creatures in that movie

Sep 14 - 02:49 AM

John H.

John Hurson

Hm. Dueling Paul Andersons at the cinema this weekend. Sadly, I think the wrong one will likely win the box office.

Sep 13 - 05:21 PM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

Noooooooo DX (in response to wrong one opening on top at the weekend box office)

Sep 13 - 05:25 PM

Cole Jaeger

Cole Jaeger

5 theaters vs 2000

Sep 14 - 02:22 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

My patience. I could have swore the commercials for "The Master" said 'everywhere', but it is still only NY and LA this weekend, and my city is not selected on the 19-city 35mm rollout next weekend either (but FU Ithaca and Omaha, of all places!) This is clearly the only film worth seeing this week, but yet we must make this dance, this silly, coy charade because obviously last week's worst box office in a decade shows that these distributers have our best interests at heart.

Speaking of which, there are a lot of bonehead decicions like this. You have this year's breakout box office star Channing Tatum doing a movie for Anchor Bay which is distributed by Fox, and yet his movie can't even get decent ads or a wide release. "Robot & Frank" is owned by MGM, but why bother thinking people may want something a little quircky this time of year. Brass Tacks: There are better available that simply are not being made available. This is partially why people download, folks. In addition to being free, we don't have to wait for what the studios think is best for us.

And Josh Radner: The sun don't rise and set on "Garden State", dude.

Sep 13 - 05:22 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

You Sir obviously underestimate the cultural mecca that is Ithaca, and as for Omaha, well, it is the Ithaca of Nebraska.

Sep 13 - 10:00 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I thought maybe Gordon might show up. I think he mentioned they have a 70mm projector in one of their old theaters, so that may be why they were selected.

Sep 13 - 11:28 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Gordon's HERE! (my schedule is very rocky) . . . ITHACA, NY has the best 70mm screening room at Cornell University (up the hill); Close Encounters of the Third Kind screened last year and the scope was TREMENDOUS. (not as tremendous as when I saw it at age 6 in 1977). ITHACA, NEW YORK is a great place for 35mm and 70mm restored-print feature films.//// http://events.cornell.edu/willard_straight_theatre

Sep 17 - 01:58 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

I too was surprised at the limited release of The Master. But are we really waiting for the opening weekend release? I can wait for the Blu Ray. But the 65mm does interest me, theatrically....

Sep 13 - 11:21 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I'm waiting for...NOW!

Sep 13 - 11:27 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

Word. I'll wait, though.

Sep 13 - 11:55 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

No box office article yet? For how awesome "The Master" broke even the already impressive "Moonrise Kingdom" screen averages? How can you be mad at "Resident Evil" when you remember the abundance of riches available from our best filmmakers being produced today?

Sep 16 - 06:36 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Anything featuring Phillip Seymour Hoffman is almost bound to be good . . . Hoffman was sorely underused in MI:3 as was Jermey Irons underused in Die Hard 3 as was Richard Pryor blatantly miscast let alone underused in Superman 3.

Sep 17 - 02:05 PM

Ocram Immorto

Ocram Immorto

It's better than seeing a basic cartoon in 3D (Beauty and the Beast) -_- If anything, Finding Nemo is the only old animated film I'd go to see again in 3D, nostalgia is all I can say.

Sep 13 - 05:23 PM

Jacob H.

Jacob Holmes

Beauty and the Beast 3D was actually quite fantastic.

Sep 14 - 09:28 AM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

Noooooooo DX (in response to wrong one opening on top at the weekend box office)

Sep 13 - 05:25 PM

Kadeem S.

Kadeem Stewart

Been there, watch that. Maybe I'll see Finding Nemo in 3-D next week.

I don't care about the tomatometer, they always gonna put bad reviews when it comes to "no screening for critics." Like it or not RT, I'm still gonna see Resident Evil: Retribution.

Can't these critics lay off on those video game movies and sometime get a positive reception?

Sep 13 - 05:32 PM

DrJimbo32

Aaron Thomas

Sure, when the movies stop sucking.

Sep 13 - 05:53 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Is Silent Hill getting a sequel? I rather liked that one.

Sep 14 - 08:08 AM

Movie Monster

Bentley Lyles

Yes, Brad. Silent Hill is getting a sequel next month.

Sep 14 - 08:31 AM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

I liked Silent Hill as well. That movie was the first film in a long time that gave me a deep gut feeling of dread.

Sep 14 - 09:31 AM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Next month!? Wow. How have I missed that? Thanks!

Sep 14 - 11:04 AM

Brian S.

Brian Spiekerman

Scott Pilgrim got really good reviews. And Disney's Wreck-It Ralph looks like it's going to be really really good.

Sep 15 - 05:06 PM

DrJimbo32

Aaron Thomas

Sure, when the movies stop sucking.

Sep 13 - 05:53 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Is Silent Hill getting a sequel? I rather liked that one.

Sep 14 - 08:08 AM

Movie Monster

Bentley Lyles

Yes, Brad. Silent Hill is getting a sequel next month.

Sep 14 - 08:31 AM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

I liked Silent Hill as well. That movie was the first film in a long time that gave me a deep gut feeling of dread.

Sep 14 - 09:31 AM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Next month!? Wow. How have I missed that? Thanks!

Sep 14 - 11:04 AM

Tino Pecchia

Tino Pecchia

I'll see Finding Nemo again because I like it & Pixar(even Brave which I think is the best film so far this year.)

Sep 13 - 05:59 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

My bubbles!

Sep 13 - 11:16 PM

Ken Wolfson

Ken Wolfson

20 for Retribution. I'm feeling a little generous because I liked the fourth one

Sep 13 - 06:14 PM

Kadeem S.

Kadeem Stewart

Next week, the Dredd 3-D movie will kinda suck.

Sep 13 - 06:18 PM

Jin Kim

Jin Kim

except it has a 91% currently and almost everyone who already saw it liked it a lot lol

Sep 13 - 06:44 PM

Kadeem S.

Kadeem Stewart

But still, I'm not a fan of Dredd.

Sep 13 - 10:15 PM

Jin Kim

Jin Kim

except it has a 91% currently and almost everyone who already saw it liked it a lot lol

Sep 13 - 06:44 PM

Kadeem S.

Kadeem Stewart

But still, I'm not a fan of Dredd.

Sep 13 - 10:15 PM

Cal Doritosaurus

Cal Doritosaurus

24%

Sep 13 - 09:21 PM

Federico Presti

Federico Presti

Isn't the description for Finding Nemo wrong? Isn't the father the one on a mission to rescue his son?

Sep 13 - 09:25 PM

infernaldude

Infernal Dude

Yup.

Sep 13 - 11:17 PM

Miguel G.

Miguel Gama

yes, but to know that they should at least have seen the trailer... I guess they didn't... or maybe it's just a honest mistake...

Sep 14 - 03:57 AM

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