Terminal

Critics Consensus

Worth seeking out for only the most hardcore of Margot Robbie completists, Terminal lives down to the medical definition of its title in dreadfully derivative fashion.

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In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, Terminal follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.

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All Critics (64) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (51)

  • It's an often stylish but rather hollow experience, like a feature-length pop video or an Edward Hopper painting without the soul.

    Jul 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
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  • Robbie's serviceable accent is one of the few things this deeply uninteresting take on hardboiled noir gets right.

    Jul 4, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • Zero stars, you read right! How did Vaughn Stein ever persuade Margot Robbie to star in a script that plays like something Quentin Tarantino upchucked after watching Blade Runner while reading Alice in Wonderland and ingesting too many hallucinogens?

    May 12, 2018 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
  • Assuming for a second that anyone will ever pay real money to see it, what they'll get is a turgid, pretentious, and incomprehensible existential joke.

    May 11, 2018 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

    Observer
    Top Critic
  • The final 15 minutes or so of Terminal are flat-out nutso.

    May 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The strength of the stylistic elements and Robbie's performance aren't sufficient to overcome the deficiencies of an initially derivative and ultimately off-kilter narrative.

    May 11, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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  • Apr 09, 2019
    A subpar neo-noir thriller, Terminal has a strong artistic vision but a rather uninspired story. Looking to become a crime lord's exclusive contract killer, an assassin sets out to eliminate her competition. Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, and Mike Myers lead the cast and give pretty good performances, especially Robbie. And the dialog is incredibly well-written; having a real sharp, clever wit to it. Also, the set designs and cinematography are extraordinarily well-done; creating a rich, captivating noir aesthetic. However the plot is extremely formulaic, and is full of obvious twists that can be seen coming from a mile away. In fact, one of the film's major problems is that it tries one twist too many; which falls flat and doesn't work. While Terminal has some things going for it, it ends up being just another rote crime film that's been done a hundred times before.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2019
    It's the neon-noir wannabe Guy Ritchie hitman drama on Nic Winding Refn overload you never thought you needed, and you still don't. Margot Robbie plays her usual overly-pert bad girl schtick with a bad cockney accent "Oi guvna ello ello". Mike Meyers hams it up. Simon Pegg is unusually unlikeable. It's a short movie with seemingly no end yet with twists you can see coming an hour away. It's just a busy barrage of cutesy edginess that is smugly self-satisfied with its mediocrity.
    K Nife C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2018
    I absolutely, totally, completely, 100% understand why people don't like Terminal, that makes perfect sense to me. It was basically made for me and even I'm pretty mixed on it. But what I don't get is the number of people throwing out half star reviews. That's literally the lowest possible rating, I just don't see how Terminal is a tie for world's worst movie. My expectations were pretty middling, and they were just more or less reached.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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