Venom Reviews

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October 10, 2018
Venom could have brought a certain amount of sitcom silliness to a grimmer, grittier part of this world. But in the end, what might have been a bold and bracing new thing winds up being more of the same.
October 10, 2018
Sony, overly intent on empire-building, has jettisoned a crucial ingredient: bite.
October 10, 2018
What could go wrong? Apparently, most things.
October 8, 2018
You have got to be kidding me.... you're not really setting this up for the sequel?
October 8, 2018
Sony, you don't get it. You don't get it. And you don't want to.
October 8, 2018
A complete and utter tonal mess... Boring. Then silly. Then funny.
October 8, 2018
An occasionally entertaining misfire that only scratches the surface of what a Venom movie could truly be.
October 8, 2018
The entire first half of 'Venom', the story tries very hard to build Tom Hardy's character Eddie up to be a great reporter. But, Hardy looks uncomfortable and ill-suited to this Clark-Kentian treatment. That's just one of several problems in this film.
October 8, 2018
Its drama is prosaic and the big action finale...devolves into a whirl of obvious CGI. It looks like a pitched battle between two blobs of molten liquorice.
October 8, 2018
I actually enjoyed it. Not in an ironic way, or with a 'so bad it's good' energy. I thought Venom was a solid, engaging--yet flawed--superhero movie. I don't understand it, either.
October 8, 2018
The film itself demands nothing... and is so formulaic that it is extremely easy to play along. [Full review in Spanish]
October 8, 2018
A lack of imagination leaves the effects looking dull and the thrills feeling derivative.
October 8, 2018
It's a lot of fun, once you're over the weirdness of Tom Hardy in a big franchise movie.
October 8, 2018
In general, Venom not only fails as action cinema, but also with its alleged fusion of comedy with horror. [Full review in Spanish]
October 8, 2018
Venom is a soulless movie in which slimy creatures are trying to find host bodies.
October 8, 2018
This is a paradox: Venom isn't good-nor so-bad-it's-good-and yet if there had been more of it, and if that more had been a little wilder or gorier, it probably would have been better.
October 8, 2018
Fleisher's film feels like it's held together with duct tape, and it's a step down from the better comic book movie entries this year, but in early October, "Venom" might be enough fun to get a pass.
October 8, 2018
Like the character of Venom itself, the movie doesn't seem to know what the hell it's supposed to be. But at least by my count it seemed to run not much longer than an hour-and-a-half. Still too long.
October 8, 2018
This is nowhere near as bad as the nothing of a film that was Slenderman, but you can tell they were made by the same studio, and that's criminal enough to the artists, performers and technical filmmaking that could have been showcased here.
October 8, 2018
All so terrible, dull, and ridiculous, and I'm weary at the thought of a franchise being built from these vapid, poorly built characters.
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