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Waterworld Reviews

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December 13, 2017
Waterworld is a mess masquerading as a movie. Setting out to do something startlingly new, it ends up stunningly familiar.
November 16, 2014
It's borderline halfway decent. For the first 25 minutes or so, it's even actually good, in its derivative way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 30, 2009
Regardless of faults, I embrace Waterworld as the pure matinee escapism it was intended to be, readily devouring the sci-fi excitement both Reynolds and Costner are happy to dish up.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 22, 2009
While it is true that time, and the obsessive culture of the Internet, has lessened Waterworld's "Fishtar" reputation to some extent, this is still one massively flawed film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 12, 2009
actually pretty good
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2008
Waterworld drowned in bad buzz during its theatrical release. It deserves a better fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2007
I had no idea what the characters were thinking half the time, but I had an excellent idea what they were feeling, physically.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 19, 2005
Nowhere close to as bad as its reputation
| Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2004
Fame swelled Costner's head.
| Original Score: 0/5
February 5, 2004
Nearly $200 million down the drain, and you get this astonishingly mediocre action wannabe-epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2003
It's not that BAD!!!!
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2003
Lives down to its legend.
| Original Score: 1/5
August 4, 2003
It's 'Max Max on Water.' Straight up. Once you get over that, it's not unenjoyable.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2002
It really is like "Mad Max" gone to sea, both in its retro-futuristic, salvage-yard look and i ts frenetic pacing.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: D
June 18, 2002
It's a genuine vault at greatness that misses the mark -- but survives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2002
The story and dialogue provided by Peter Rader and David Twohy are surprisingly insubtantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 2, 2001
It's not $200 million of entertainment, but a dead loss is one thing it definitely ain't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 13, 2001
A moderately successful guy's movie with both weak and strong elements where lots of things are brilliantly blown up and few things make any kind of sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
In the tradition of the old Westerns and Mel Gibson's Road Warrior flicks, this film provides good escapist fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It's one of those marginal pictures you're not unhappy to have seen, but can't quite recommend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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