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Resident Evil: Retribution Reviews

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Ben Kendrick
September 27, 2012
Resident Evil: Retribution is style-over-substance in every possible definition of the concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
September 16, 2012
"Resident Evil: Retribution" brings us to the fifth entry in a series that ran out of steam a long time ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 5, 2012
You can put as much gloss on top of the shaky foundations and wooden acting as possible but as soon becomes apparent - you can't varnish a turd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Sawin
September 17, 2012
'Resident Evil: Retribution' does feel like a miniscule improvement over 'Afterlife,' but should still be considered overkill for a franchise that has already run its course.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
Adam Litovitz
Globe and Mail
September 14, 2012
Like an established pizza chain, director Anderson is in thrall to a guarantee: all relationships, of any significance, will be established in three seconds or less.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Liam Maguren
September 13, 2012
Lacks inventiveness in any single fibre of its being - and worse, it's dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
September 30, 2012
The ending threatens yet more. Let's hope the fates intervene and put Paul and Milla in divorce court before then.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
September 14, 2012
"At last," Alice narrates, "we thought we had survived the horror." But no.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
September 19, 2012
Uwe Boll gets most of the scorn, but has anyone done more to destroy hope of a decent movie being made from a video game than Paul W.S. Anderson?
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Scott Weinberg
September 14, 2012
The horror sequel equivalent of a "clip show" episode of Friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alison Willmore
September 14, 2012
The film's extravagant action scenes have not a whiff of consequence to them, and other than Alice, the foremost quality of all of the characters is their disposability.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kam Williams
September 17, 2012
A visually-captivating fantasy for teenage males with raging hormones, the demographic most apt to enjoy watching an invincible vixen in spandex waste wave after wave of mindless mutants.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
July 17, 2013
Any unfortunate souls who wander in with no prior Resident Evil experience will wonder how something this anemic and shallow was ever popular. You and me both, friends.
Rob Vaux
September 14, 2012
Resident Evil: Retribution can't even pass muster for the simple standards of this series.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 17, 2012
Thuddingly awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
September 14, 2012
It doesn't help to have Jovovich, Guillory, and Rodriguez in charge of the acting here. The three anti-Streeps slog through Anderson's god-awful dialogue with a peculiar drowsiness.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 18, 2012
It takes a while for the film to start being bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Joshua Tyler
Giant Freakin Robot
September 14, 2012
Most franchises which make it to 5 movies start to run out of ideas by then, but if Retribution has one glaring problem it's that it has far too many of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 26, 2012
While the last movie felt clean and more character-focused, this one seems a good deal lazier, both in the writing and directing departments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 10, 2013
More of the same idiotic swill that Anderson feeds his numbskull fan base.
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