Terminator: Dark Fate Reviews

Page 1 of 3
November 6, 2019
It's not overly sentimental but Dark Fate succinctly links up to [James] Cameron's early films, without getting bogged down in what actually happens in this new alternate future.
November 3, 2019
Ultimately, Dark Fate is nothing more than a run-duck-and-repeat production - an extraordinarily familiar, if efficiently made, exercise in Terminatorology.
November 3, 2019
There's little sense of momentum or urgency, and everything reaches back rather than looking forward.
November 2, 2019
There are more than enough ingredients here to cook up one rousing and thought-provoking sci-fi thriller. Except this time around, they're just serving up overcooked leftovers.
November 1, 2019
An actor's age is irrelevant. What matters is that you have compelling characters performed well, which is why Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger carry this film.
November 1, 2019
Director Tim Miller ("Deadpool") has hit a reset button, and he finds just the right mix of action, suspense and, when needed, old-school comic relief.
November 1, 2019
As with the installments that this one ostensibly overwrites, "Dark Fate" offers some diverting conceptual riffs and effects updates. Still, it hardly feels essential.
November 1, 2019
The visual effects are consistently the strongest part of Dark Fate. But they're in the service of a blockbuster that is relentless in its one-note intensity.
November 1, 2019
Despite the déjà vu, there is plenty to savor in Miller's film, and the final third, in particular, is quite the light show.
October 31, 2019
It's more serviceable than inspired, but "Dark Fate" gets by on nostalgia.
October 31, 2019
The plot makes no sense -- time travel as multiverse Dada. Worse still, it renders meaningless the struggles that gave the first two films of the franchise an epic dimension.
October 31, 2019
The story introduces interesting new wrinkles and the ending, when considered in the context of a trilogy, makes this movie feel less like an extraneous add-on than a part of a larger tale.
Top Critic
October 31, 2019
A mostly successful stab at making the The Force Awakens or the Creed of the Terminatorverse, wherein the old-timers deliver rich and elegiac performances as they buttress a younger, more diverse cast of new characters.
October 31, 2019
Who better to rescue [the franchise] than Linda Hamilton? Come with her, beleaguered intellectual property, if you want to live!
October 31, 2019
Nostalgia, chemistry and some sneaky "Deadpool" sarcasm help carry the load.
October 31, 2019
My favorite thing about this late addition to a weary franchise is how little it cares about timeline continuity.
October 31, 2019
Hamilton steps back into the role of Sarah for the first time since "Judgment Day" and instantly becomes the heart and soul of the movie.
October 30, 2019
"Dark Fate" ultimately blows up any chance for innovative storytelling with rehashed plot points and reheated signature moments.
October 30, 2019
In the end, the great fault of "Terminator: Dark Fate" is that the filmmakers didn't trust what they had. They didn't trust how much audiences enjoy Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
October 30, 2019
"Terminator: Dark Fate" rates as a fairly entertaining sequel to James Cameron's low-budget, high-yield "The Terminator" and the hugely expensive and enjoyable "Terminator 2: Judgement Day."
Page 1 of 3