Terminator: Dark Fate Reviews

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December 6, 2019
There's only so much even Hamilton and Davis can do with such one-note characters (though Hamilton, at least, seems like she's having a ton of fun), and Dark Fate doesn't seem especially interested in seeing them as anything more.
November 8, 2019
It's fine for two hours. But all the diversity window dressing can't hide Dark Fate's inconsequentiality.
November 6, 2019
This sixth installment puts the third, fourth and fifth to shame.
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 5, 2019
It is to the director's credit that he dwells on the inner life of all of the characters, even the original Terminator.
November 4, 2019
Dark Fate by and large pulls off recapturing the goofy fun of the original, though with a twist. It evokes the earliest Terminator films, but Dark Fate doesn't want to just rewrite Terminator's future -- it wants to reevaluate its past, too.
November 4, 2019
When Miller's picture allows Hamilton and Schwarzenegger to handle characters they're more familiar with than anyone, the film hits its stride like a tremendous machine...
November 4, 2019
As a Terminator movie, I thought this was awful.
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
A welcome return to form, remembering what made the franchise so indelible: Linda Hamilton.
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.
November 1, 2019
There are some thrill-ride moments. But if you go, you might wish someone came back from the future to tell you to rent the first one again instead.
November 1, 2019
[Hamilton is] as ferocious as ever as Sarah Connor, and to say the series has missed her is a massive understatement.
October 31, 2019
It's more serviceable than inspired, but "Dark Fate" gets by on nostalgia.
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