Resident Evil: Retribution - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Resident Evil: Retribution Reviews

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
September 17, 2012
The script is incoherent and the acting is terrible -- avatars would have been an improvement.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 17, 2012
Thuddingly awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
September 17, 2012
Some sequels suggest that no one involved with a franchise really cares anymore.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 15, 2012
A zombie plague may have laid waste the world, but apparently supplies of black leather unitards have yet to be exhausted.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly
September 14, 2012
During the film's final sequence the director explains all while also suggesting that the franchise's nuttiest days are, remarkably, yet to come.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
September 14, 2012
The acting is sometimes shockingly bad, but generally the script doesn't ask much of the actors, and the combat is effectively staged and often thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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September 14, 2012
Writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson ... attempts to fill out a flimsy plot structure by making the characters' comings and goings overly convoluted.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
September 14, 2012
Diagramming every revolution of Jovovich in wheeling and whirling action, however, Anderson is pitch-perfect when singing the body electric.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 14, 2012
If they ran these scenes at normal speed, would 95 dreary minutes become a much more expedient 20 to 25?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 14, 2012
Endless video-game-style, violent mayhem is on display in this latest edition of the mind-numbing apocalypse series.
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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
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
September 13, 2012
It's all the same blah-blah carnage as the first four flicks, with 3D effects hurling blood, blades and body parts into the audience amid a non-stop barrage of gunfire and explosions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4