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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) Collapse
  • 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
    63
    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: 51 out of 98
  2. Negative: 30 out of 98
  1. 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 the best game adaption since... EVER!!! Expand
  2. WalterR.
    Nov 7, 2005
    10
    Take it for what it is. A monster bashing flick much like 80's the thing. Great special effects and that little sequence toward the end brought back memories of terrifying monsters jumping from every corner in the game. Overall the movie did a good job at staying true to the games. I loved it. Expand
  3. JoeD.
    Oct 22, 2005
    9
    A recent NY Times review called this movie "really just a formulaic shoot'em-up, with dead bodies amassing on the floor of an underground Martian laboratory". Wasn't that most of what the game itself was? For those looking for a best picture nominee, don't waste your time with this movie; however that was clearly not its intention. This movie was made as a tribute to the grandaddy of one of the most popular game genres of all time, first person shooters, and Doom the game has been copied and mimicked in games more than Star Wars has in movies. So for those critics that watched this movie expecting an Oscar-worthy performance from the rock, try first looking at the source of this movie, the game itself, which was exactly what every FPS fan loved, and exactly what you'll find in this movie, nothing but a shoot 'em up. By the way I personally think Karl Urban did a great job in this movie, and my personal complaint would be that he should have taken more of a larger role in the script of the movie. If you are looking for a real heartwarming movie, this is a tribute to a gory video game; if you are looking for a recreation of a video game, this is limited by the fact that it is just a movie. With the understanding of the difficulties the director had in this balancing act, I was still very much entertained and would recommend it to any FPS fan. Expand
  4. jeremies.
    Oct 23, 2005
    6
    I had high hopes for this movie. It turned out not to be what I expected, or hoped. Doom was not the first video game based movie, and is certainly won't be the last. The story as it was portrayed was good. It had taken elements from the video game Expand
  5. PhilJ.
    Oct 21, 2005
    5
    Not that bad for a video game made into a movie.. the rock is.. well.. the rock (with his eyebrow thing). good gore.. very weak scenario.
  6. groundfisher
    Oct 29, 2005
    3
    Reminded me of Aliens. Only not as good. In every way. But better than I expected!
  7. VictorB
    Oct 23, 2005
    0
    If you're going to make a movie, it should be a good movie. Doom is a decent game (I personally hate it, but whatever), but it should not be a movie! There was nothing to this film, much like the game. Also like the game, intelligent people will be finished with it way before they could possibly be entertained. Expand

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