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  • Summary: Doom, the landmark videogame that electrified a generation, leaps from the computer screen to the big screen as a terrifying sci-fi horror action adventure, transporting audiences to a dark and disturbing future with all the visceral excitement and horror that made its gaming predecessor a global phenomenon. (Universal) Expand
  • Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 100 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 14 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    For a big-screen disposable, Doom has a few jolts, a few good laughs and an attractive female lead to whom you want to say, "What's a nice girl like you doing on a Mars like this?"
  2. Doom may be by the numbers, with a roll call of colorful types systematically exterminated while The Rock entertains with cartoonish expressions and reactions (the closest the film comes to personality).
  3. 50
    Dreary-looking and painfully slow, but it's not terrible.
  4. 38
    Basically a deadly dull rehash of "Resident Evil," which in turn was a third-generation clone of "Aliens."
  5. The latest failed Hollywood attempt to make a movie from a video game.
  6. Shows less human dimension than the new Wallace and Gromit movie.
  7. This claustrophobic mess of a movie offers only carnage.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 97
  2. Negative: 30 out of 97
  1. Nov 28, 2010
    Sure it wasn't 100% faithful to the game, but DOOM is a damn fine movie. I loved every moment of it. One of my favourites parts about the film was Dwayne Johnson. He gave a wonderful performance as Sarge. He was very creepy, authoritative and menacing. This is one of the most underrated movies of all time. My real rating would be an 9, but I'm giving it a 10 in order to boost the incredibly low 6.3 it currently has. Expand
  2. Jul 7, 2012
    A bulk of the criticism this movie received pertained to the fact that it differed from the game. And that's true. However, games have a completely different premise than movies, and trying to fit everything from a game into a movie always failed miserably. This was such an extensive point of criticism, that i believe that the only way to satisfy some people would be putting a camera in front of a computer and playing through the whole game. (Actually, you can find such things on forums).

    Movie-wise, it actually is everything you' expect from a action/science-fiction/horror feature. Action-packed, it omits any tedious and longish elements. It also does not go into attempting to cram every element of the game into it, a bane of a lot of game-based movies. Its not a masterpiece of intellectual cinema, but it never was supposed to be. in its own class its very good. It entertains you, and does not fall into self-parody or silliness. And the FPS scene was awesome.
  3. Mar 24, 2014
    This movie is in my opinion a rather good movie. Yes it's a tad bit of your standard alien shoot-em up themed movie but it's still a decent film. They did a fantastic job making the set and characters look good! It ended in my opinion a little bit poorly but hey, doesn't every movie have at least a few weak points? Expand
  4. Jan 29, 2013
    Personally, I found this movie more enjoyable than I initially hoped for: Yes it's kinda bad in some parts and it doesn't follow the game, even though the game itself wasn't stellar for the plot but for the shooting, the action, the exploration and the gore. The movie basically takes some parts of the game elements, like the gore and the action, and made a movie around them without much thought actually and at times it just seemed to be padded in order to make it look more like an horror movie. I don't know what to say about the acting because my version was dubbed, so it may be or not an improvement for some, but I will say that I liked some parts and, most of all, I strangely "loved" the part where the movie basically made a tribute to the game by making a sort of first person shooter gallery: it was strangely enjoyable and...I really liked that a lot! It's not the best movie ever or the best adaptation for a game either, but as a film itself it's not that bad and like I said I was really surprised of the movie. In other words, I expected worse, but found a sort of guilty pleasure. Give it a look, you might get surprised as well! Expand
  5. Mar 19, 2012
    Another one of those failed horror movies based off of horror games, such as Alone in the dark. Why does this even exist? The best part about this movie is the first-person part that lasted about 5 minutes. Expand
  6. Apr 25, 2013
    I can consider myself one of the biggest fan of Doom, and i've seen this movie twice or three times.
    You can see this movie with 2 points of
    view: as fan this movie is horrible, the plot doesn't follow the original one and there isn't Flynn Taggart and a lot of monsters that can be used in the film; as not fan this is a good movie, with an interesting plot and action scenes. Advised only to notfan of the original game, because if you see it you'll be disappointed Expand
  7. Feb 3, 2012
    Doom done wrong! It is not based on Doom and it is very loosley based on Doom 3!
    FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111 Expand

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