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Stargate Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 27, 2011
What Emmerich achieves is a sense of grand scale that makes the film fun to watch as a space adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Promising setup killed by action-film cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 2, 2010
"Has matured wonderfully, sustaining as a curious genre exercise in blockbuster yearn marked by surprising buoyancy, madly entertaining performances, and a fertile cinematic imagination behind the camera not yet corrupted by massive box office success."
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
October 27, 2009
Still, this is a decent little diversion, the kind of pure popcorn fodder that would find a far more ballsy form when Will Smith took on city-sized flying saucers in Independence Day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
March 18, 2003
The main problem with Stargate is not with set-up, but with execution. After a while you feel like you're just watching weird people staggering around a desert.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 12, 2003
A load of outer space codswallop!
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
February 12, 2003
Roland Emmerich's reign of terror begins ...
| Original Score: 0/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
February 8, 2003
A load of gibberish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 5, 2003
The thinness and bizarre randomness of the story is equalled by some unimpressive special effects
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 30, 2002
Note to director: sand, in and of itself, really isn't all that interesting.
| Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 9, 2002
An instant camp classic.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 12, 2001
What starts out as not the same-old, same-old sci-fi quickly degenerates into the same-old, same-old action-movie gunplay, and all the potentially interesting ideas the film introduces end up virtually unexplored.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 7, 2001
...an encouraging premise, good special effects, excellent sound, and one of the dumbest payoffs in big-budget film history.
| Original Score: 6/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A cinematic fireworks show without the grand finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie Ed Wood, about the worst director of all time, was made to prepare us for Stargate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[A] loopy, mostly entertaining sci-fi adventure.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Stargate will satisfy those who are single-mindedly focused on the fabulous premise of instant travel through space, and time. But it could have, and should have, been done much better than this.
| Original Score: 62/100
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
A matinee movie for the kids and little else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Think Star Wars meets Ben-Hur.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Offered just enough to keep me interested, despite all of its bombast and unfulfilled promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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