Resident Evil: Retribution Reviews

September 17, 2012
The script is incoherent and the acting is terrible -- avatars would have been an improvement.
September 17, 2012
Thuddingly awful.
September 17, 2012
Some sequels suggest that no one involved with a franchise really cares anymore.
September 15, 2012
A zombie plague may have laid waste the world, but apparently supplies of black leather unitards have yet to be exhausted.
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.
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.
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.
September 14, 2012
Diagramming every revolution of Jovovich in wheeling and whirling action, however, Anderson is pitch-perfect when singing the body electric.
September 14, 2012
If they ran these scenes at normal speed, would 95 dreary minutes become a much more expedient 20 to 25?
September 14, 2012
Endless video-game-style, violent mayhem is on display in this latest edition of the mind-numbing apocalypse series.
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.
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.