The Predator Reviews

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September 14, 2018
Yet another reminder that the strange alchemy of the progenitor probably can't be replicated. Hawkins is spinning in his jungle grave.
September 14, 2018
In this instance, Black seems intent on catering to as many different types of nostalgia as possible.
September 14, 2018
How could a movie with so many exciting elements be this boring?
September 14, 2018
What's remarkable is that the results are so blockbuster-bland. It might've helped if Black had stuck to the band of misfits angle, pitting the Predator against a group of war-ravaged vets who have to find a way past their damage if they're gonna survive.
September 14, 2018
The original was blissfully simple: alien sadist messes with the wrong dude. Here, nothing adds up.
September 14, 2018
On the matter of action, Black knows the trade, and it shows: This is by far the best-looking and most pyrotechnic movie in the franchise, with an impressive array of vehicles and hacked-off limbs soaring lovingly through the frame.
September 14, 2018
Whatever its weaknesses, The Predator gets its titular aliens right, offering a sampler of violent, extraterrestrial skirmishing that works more often than it doesn't.
September 14, 2018
The Predator is a confused, sloppy mess of a film, overstuffed with zingy one-liners and lacking in coherence.
September 14, 2018
The Predator is a thorough grab bag of averageness, made worse by its distinct lack of distinction.
September 14, 2018
Amid this cavalcade of slightly-above-mediocrity, there is the issue I mentioned earlier: The film's, um, interesting ideas about autism. (Full disclosure: I am autistic myself.)
September 14, 2018
Scenes are poorly knitted together, especially toward the end. Time and tempo break down, as if the film were snapping apart at the seams.
September 14, 2018
If anything, the release of "The Predator" is a great excuse to re-watch the original.
Top Critic
September 13, 2018
Far more damning than The Predator's shoddy appearance is the pervasive sense that its maker would rather be making something else.
September 13, 2018
The movie pays big-time homage to 1980s cinema, including an action score that sounds like something Spielberg would have thrown away.
September 13, 2018
Tremblay's work is so strong, so subtle, so natural, it's as if he's in another, much better movie.
September 13, 2018
Seeking to relaunch the long-running franchise, this latest sequel crumbles underneath a wearisome mix of gore and broad comedy, yielding a laundry list of shortcomings from which it's possible to run, but not hide.
September 13, 2018
Exemplifies the lackluster result of exhuming played-out franchises that are better left buried.
September 13, 2018
Every insightful storytelling choice is met with a head-scratching one.
September 13, 2018
The frat house atmosphere eventually gives way to tedious bloodletting. In that regard, "The Predator" hasn't evolved at all.
September 13, 2018
"Can't seem to summon up that old Black magic."
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