Underworld: Evolution - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Underworld: Evolution Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 26, 2006
There's nothing new under the sun -- or out of it -- as vampire movies go.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
January 24, 2006
Underworld: Evolution is representative of the 'modern' vampire movie -- loud, violent, and raucous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 20, 2006
An incoherent mess covered in sticky, goopy blood without one interesting action scene or fresh stunt.
Read More | Original Score: D
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 21, 2006
There are absolutely no werewolf chicks to hang out with. The vampires have all the ladies, who leap around in tight leather and often partake in wild orgies in dark catacombs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
May 26, 2006
Takes itself way too seriously and relies way too heavily on its "multi-generational gothic soap opera" exposition volleys that crop up whenever someone's *** is not being kicked.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 26, 2006
A monster chiller sequel that is visually spectacular but rather overburdened with story.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
January 20, 2006
Devoid of its predecessor's proletariat-aristocracy allegorical undercurrents and beset by more perplexing flashbacks than a Timothy Leary apprentice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
January 29, 2006
The movie isn't funny or campy or terribly exciting or very interesting, but it's not egregiously dimwitted or insulting, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
This is one of the more maddening franchises going right now, because so much potential is being wasted by director Len Wiseman, who can't seem to get the formula right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 20, 2006
There's a reason why Kate is front and center on the poster... and no other reason whatsoever to spend money on the movie it's promoting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
January 20, 2006
Murky, uneven, and filled with an extravagant, needless backstory that would make Tolkien double take, Evolution fails to live up to the promise the original film made.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kit Bowen
January 20, 2006
A war between vampires and werewolves was sort of cool once. But twice?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
July 25, 2007
I'm thinking about hair color after just having seen an action-horror movie; that's a bad sign.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
January 24, 2006
Director Len Wiseman, formerly of the music-video world, is still stuck on music-video logic: Throw in awesome-looking stuff, throw in more awesome-looking stuff, don't worry so much about connecting anything.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Joshua Tyler
January 21, 2006
You get the sense that second time director Len Wiseman has no idea what it was that audiences liked so much about his original movie in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 16, 2009
Overall, Underworld: Evolution is a vast improvement over its predecessor Underworld (2003), even if it generally suffers from the twin evils of stupidity and seriousness.
David Cornelius
January 19, 2006
Somehow manages to be both louder and dumber than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
I can't even begin to divulge the storyline because it's mostly unfathomable.
Willie Waffle
January 19, 2006
all about the gore, blood and killing with some prurient, but ultimately disappointing, titillation thrown in. Sadly, some people will take that as an endorsement instead of as a condemnation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 22, 2006
Evolution? Not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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