The 5th Wave Reviews

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Top Critic
February 4, 2016
"What's the point of any of this?" asks Cassie. I kept hoping, but no such luck. It's a question that is never answered.
January 28, 2016
Ultimately squashed by a silly and generic love triangle that makes The Hunger Games look like Casablanca.
January 26, 2016
The storyline is generic apocalyptic science fiction and feels a lot like an uninspired fusion of Independence Day and the TV mini-series "V".
January 25, 2016
The whole thing appears to have been designed by some crazed Oedipal wing of the N.R.A.
January 24, 2016
The 5th Wave plays like a Wayans-brothers spoof of movies based on dystopian Young Adult novels. Seriously, it could have been called YA Movie the way it wallows in all the overly familiar tropes of the genre.
January 23, 2016
The death and destruction in "The 5th Wave" can be highly entertaining, but once that's over, the movie must follow its predetermined formula.
January 10, 2019
Maybe the novel fleshes out the story and the characters, but that doesn't really help anybody who is going to see this movie.
November 9, 2018
...drippy and derivative. Sadly, The 5th Wave is nothing more than a stillborn alien invasion soap opera that wants to spout off its Hunger Games-esque copycat coating but fails to delve into anything remotely original or bitingly daring
November 1, 2018
The 5th Wave is reasonably entertaining and it has something on its mind that is more nuanced than we might expect. Indeed, it's got enough going for it that we wish it could have been just a little deeper and subtler.
October 31, 2018
There's very little to distinguish The 5th Wave from all the other young adult dystopias that came before it...a completely boilerplate and often slipshod production.
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