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Underworld Awakening Reviews

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Joe Leydon
Variety
January 23, 2012
Once again, Beckinsale brings an impressive physicality and subzero cool to her portrayal of Selene.
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
January 23, 2012
Kate Beckinsale's "Selene" remains one-note, but it's a wildly entertaining note.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Andy Webster
New York Times
January 22, 2012
The combat quotient, to the movie's credit, is way up, with narrative folderol kept to a minimum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
January 21, 2012
The most generic entry of the bunch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 21, 2012
There's not much to this movie beyond a slick procession of dark, gleaming violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
January 21, 2012
A brisk creature-feature that ditches the series' dreary mythology in favor of a more direct, action-oriented approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 21, 2012
Beckinsale's Selene is back with a vengeance, that famous black catsuit and two fully cocked pistols, having wisely sat out the wretched third installment of the franchise. Don't expect much more than this.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
January 20, 2012
The entire production is single-mindedly, earnestly devoted to serving up feats of BADASS, and it succeeds in this devotion to the exclusion of everything else.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
January 20, 2012
[The] latest, dreadful entry in the vampires-battling-werewolves franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 20, 2012
Crude, cheap and pointless, this surely drives a stake through the heart of the 'Underworld' franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 20, 2012
Of all the movies whose makers designate them as crap by not screening them in advance for critics, forcing me to go to a multiplex in vampire hours and write a review in a sour overnight stupor, Underworld Awakening is one of the best.
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
January 20, 2012
Watching the film is strangely like looking at the same three still frames of supernatural battles over and over for 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 20, 2012
More aggressively violent and thankfully less mythology-driven than previous installments, Underworld: Awakening is strictly for the converted.