Species Reviews

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August 23, 2019
The best that can be said about 'Species' is that the soundtrack composed by Christopher Young is OK. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 3, 2018
Standard special effects these days, but what lifts Species above the average is the bunch of boffins trying to track down Sil in LA (great camouflage for a weirdo) before she reproduces.
December 3, 2018
There's basic pleasure to be had from the gruesome, orgasmic demises of its gaggle of mid-price character players.
December 3, 2018
As a straight fright film, Species would be wildly laughable for all the wrong reasons. But for moviegoers able to shelve credibility and go with the gory flow, it is a nifty parody of 1950s science-fiction fare.
December 3, 2018
It's lip-smackingly good, gory horror fare, with a whole series of thrilling sequences topped off by a cliffhanging climax.
December 3, 2018
It would be comforting to think that the genus Cinema Americana were guided by the principal of natural selection, but cloning and reversion seem, rather, to be the norm.
December 3, 2018
I must admit I really enjoyed Species. I like being manipulated by a clever director, even though it isn't the best of its genre.
December 3, 2018
It's a lot of fun. It's certainly well directed. We've seen it all before, but I enjoyed it.
December 3, 2018
It's a sex horror-fantasy without laughs or life, a nightmare without sense, a casual pickup that should have been left at the disco.
December 3, 2018
Despite its silly excesses of misogyny -- watch out for female sexuality, it'll kill ya! -- this absurdly exploitative sci-fi movie is not unpleasant to watch.
December 3, 2018
As cheesy exploitation, Species offers a few cheap thrills for the teen-age boys who are too young to see it but will get in anyway. For the rest of us, its untidy mixture of misogyny and gore seems to represent the DNA of sleaze.
December 3, 2018
Alien meets Basic Instinct in this textbook illustration of what happens when millions of dollars' worth of technical expertise is brought to bear on a cheap, exploitative script.
December 3, 2018
In spite of all its unexplained and semiridiculous plot premises it works surprisingly well as a genre exercise, perhaps because, like Alien, it knows how to exploit misogynist biological and sexual anxieties for all they're worth.
December 3, 2018
Species begins stunningly. Soon, however, as a murderous outsider disguised as a supermodel madly tries to breed, Feldman's screenplay betrays its ingenious concept.
December 3, 2018
Despite the ridiculous premise and casting this is still a pacey little sci-thriller.
December 3, 2018
It's all competent enough, and the climactic scenes play out in a pretty exciting way, but don't expect anything innovative here.
December 3, 2018
Director Roger Donaldson and screenwriter Dennis Feldman show an unexpected flair for the exploitation form.
December 3, 2018
Roger Donaldson directs Species with a firm pace, and right up until the end he's in control of a most satisfying summer film.
July 17, 2017
Imaginatively cast and tautly directed, although the script is frequently more perfunctory (to say nothing of ludicrous) than inspired. Still, the film is better than its mangy reputation.
March 8, 2016
A cheesy rip off science fiction/horror hybrid.
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