Underworld Reviews

December 29, 2010
Pulpy, punk-ish story with some intense violence.
June 13, 2009
...a hybrid horror and action film that succeeds as neither.
April 29, 2009
Fails to deliver with anything truly tasty or memorable.
November 21, 2008
...a relentlessly unpleasant fantasy epic...
October 18, 2008
Tony Pierce-Roberts' cinematography perfectly captures the gothic comic-book feel.
August 7, 2008
[Underworld] could use more plot and deepened characters and less vapid expository dialogue, flashbacks and ballets of bullets.
July 7, 2008
This mostly mediocre movie is a painless enough time-waster, thanks to slick production values and some impressive stunt work, but it never lives up to the potential of its premise.
July 25, 2007
The script unfurls a lot of backstory we don't care about illuminating plot mysteries we also don't care about.
July 14, 2007
The film even has the nerve to set itself up for a sequel. Of course, the ending is so sloppy, that this may have just been an oversight.
December 30, 2006
In the end, it's more a role-playing game scenario than a plot -- although there someone would have worked out rules that make sense.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
These vampires have no teeth -- hell, they don't even fly.
July 5, 2005
May 4, 2005
[Beckinsale's] detached, no-nonsense demeanor helps give this chilly adventure an S&M-inspired eroticism.
January 15, 2005
October 15, 2004
Endless sequences of posing and posturing by Beckinsale and fellow fangsters.
July 20, 2004
'Filme bastante cumplidor con el que se pueden desperdiciar dos horas de vida sin remordimiento de conciencia.'
June 3, 2004
Although the mythology explaining the war between vampires and werewolves is interesting, the average viewer will likely focus on the film's substantial flaws.
May 21, 2004
Wisemen started out with a great idea and couldn't summon the vision to make it happen.
March 19, 2004
The settings and tony atmosphere of Underworld are more than a screen fantasy: they're a conceit, and they're offered to us humorlessly.
March 16, 2004
Unfortunately, Beckinsale, a wonderful actress who looks game in her painted-on leather garb, is too soft and demure to convince as the vengeful vixen.