Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 14 out of 28
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  1. We don't need a discussion of plot in a review of a movie made from a video game, do we? Nor do we care whether the characters are complicated (no), the acting is sophisticated (no), the direction is competent (no) or the camerawork is clever (no).
  2. 38
    Like Doom itself, the movie is rich in backstory, but sparse in actual story.
  3. 38
    Basically a deadly dull rehash of "Resident Evil," which in turn was a third-generation clone of "Aliens."
  4. The latest failed Hollywood attempt to make a movie from a video game.
  5. A loud, standard-issue sci-fi action film that has a confusing mission.
  6. Shows less human dimension than the new Wallace and Gromit movie.
  7. 30
    Go for the gore (there's lots of it), but stay for the immortal line: "Now let's go find the body this arm belongs to."
  8. 30
    Baffling too is The Rock's choice to follow up his acclaimed performance in "Be Cool" with a role that requires him to do little more than widen his eyes and grunt lines.
  9. 25
    A dreadful, hackneyed piece of cinema.
  10. Doom is, to its detriment, a remarkably faithful re-creation of the massively popular video game. In other words, it's a dark, violent, nerve-wracking, trigger-giddy waste of time.
  11. 25
    Watching Doom is like visiting Vegas and never leaving your hotel room.
  12. Even The Rock, who can usually be counted on to enliven any scenario, seems bored by the laughably feeble script.
  13. Like most movies based on games, this film appears to have been quite literally doomed from the start.
  14. This claustrophobic mess of a movie offers only carnage.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 202 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 101
  2. Negative: 31 out of 101
  1. Oct 24, 2011
    3
    Not a good movie as far as I can tell. The movie is short, the plot is not that great, The Rock did die in the movie and the battle sequencesNot a good movie as far as I can tell. The movie is short, the plot is not that great, The Rock did die in the movie and the battle sequences does not feel like the one from the original Doom game. If this movie was based from Doom 3, that part should be acceptable, except this wasn't. Full Review »
  2. Doesitmatter
    Nov 8, 2008
    10
    It was loosely based on the game, had some gore, some action, some good (and bad) acting, and a first-person scene! In other words :it's It was loosely based on the game, had some gore, some action, some good (and bad) acting, and a first-person scene! In other words :it's the best game adaption since... EVER!!! Full Review »
  3. DavidC.
    Jul 2, 2006
    5
    The movie itself does not follow the games storyline at all which is rather disapointing but what makes this movie watchable is the witty The movie itself does not follow the games storyline at all which is rather disapointing but what makes this movie watchable is the witty humour, watching alien heads role and ofcourse to see the BFG (Big F***ing Gun). Not to mention the smart caption near the end when you are transported into the actors body and feel as if you are playing the game. Full Review »