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Warcraft Reviews

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Roxana Hadadi
Chesapeake Family Magazine
August 1, 2016
Warcraft goes heavy on the world-building with great production design and a serious focus on action scenes, but ends too ambiguously to make any real impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sarah McIntyre
RTÉ (Ireland)
July 19, 2016
Although the film desperately tries to inject some emotion and gravitas to the proceedings, the CGI-heavy treatment and underdeveloped characters result in a curiously cold end result.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
The film as a whole is a real mess. Not that it matters. The Chinese market is going to ensure that we are treated to Warcraft stories for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rosie Fletcher
Digital Spy
July 11, 2016
It's an overly serious, slavish-to-game-canon, Lord Of The Rings-lite fantasy that looks glossy but fails to engage emotionally.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Becky Suter
TheShiznit.co.uk
July 11, 2016
It's frustrating that a director as talented as Duncan Jones comes up short with his first turn at a big budget movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 11, 2016
Rushed, confusing and aimed only at fans of the game. Not even the special effects can save this one. A shame, really. [Full review in Spanish]
Eduardo Molina
Reforma
July 11, 2016
Great special effects can't save a boring film with a script that needed much more work. [Full review in Spanish]
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
July 10, 2016
It took me a long time to get my head around these characters and the way in which they weave their magic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
July 5, 2016
Violent, boring, badly told video game-based fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
July 1, 2016
A bloated, boring 123-minute mess of globby computer effects and soulless battles... "Warcraft" makes you fear for the future of movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Néstor Burtone
Otroscines.com
July 1, 2016
A big letdown, especially with the previous work from this director. [Full review in Spanish]
Sebastian Zavala Kahn
Cinencuentro
July 1, 2016
Warcraft is not the disaster many critics have announced, but it definitely is a wasted opportunity. [Full review in Spanish]
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
July 1, 2016
The visuals are solid but the story meanders and the lackluster characters make this adaptation feel like a drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/4
Gaspar Zimerman
Clarín
June 30, 2016
On a narrative level, there's too much exposition, making the two hour running time apparent. On a performance level, the cast is mediocre. [Full review in Spanish]
Javier Porta Fouz
La Nación (Argentina)
June 30, 2016
Jones develops a film based on a videogame without visual confusion, with narrative logic and with great fights, very suitable for its release in IMAX. [Full review in Spanish]
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
June 28, 2016
Curiously campy adaptation with too much war and too little craft.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Carlos Díaz Reyes
Vanguardia (Mexico)
June 27, 2016
Somewhere, there seems to be some sort of intention of making a movie, but it's overshadowed by CGI and the desire to create a franchise at any cost. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Stephen Romei
The Australian
June 24, 2016
This is basically a two-hour battle between humans and orcs, one that owes The Lord of the Rings franchise and the television series Game of Thrones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
June 24, 2016
Unless you are very familiar with the video game or novels, trying to follow the plot of this movie is like trying to follow a story committee meeting in which the participants are having a lot of disagreements. It is hardly a standalone story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Gary Dowell
Dark Horizons
June 23, 2016
You can tell there is a lot of heart and effort that went into the making of Warcraft, which makes its artistic failure as a would-be fantasy epic all the more depressing.
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