Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 32
  2. Negative: 10 out of 32
  1. Evolution devolves to the sight of a colossal alien expelling flatus over Arizona. So that's why this movie stinks. Play that flatulent music, white boy.
  2. Reviewed by: Athima Chansanchai
    Tries to rock our world, but it regresses to a single-celled B-movie.
  3. The jokes just aren't there, which makes it very hard for the stars -- who are trying very, very hard -- to really make a dent.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    An excruciating misfire.
  5. 30
    The insane casting: When was the last time Julianne Moore cracked you up?
  6. In a movie as hackneyed and as dull as Evolution, the small favors of Duchovny's performance stand out.
  7. Director Ivan Reitman used to know how to tell a silly story, back around the time of "Stripes" and "Ghostbusters."
  8. Began life as a standard sci-fi horror script before mutating into the unfunny mess it now is.
  9. 20
    Sodden mess, a mutation-invasion movie that passes "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!" going south.
  10. Evolution is bad. How bad? Who cares? Do you ask how hot the fire is before running out of a burning building? No, you just run for safety.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Sep 17, 2011
    the movie was fun until the end. i liked how well it mixed comedy with science-fiction. the monsters were fun to watch and i laughed at the jokes of the main characters. Full Review »
  2. Sep 9, 2013
    A very enjoyable and humorous movie set on the theme of "Alien invasion with a twist", the movie displays both imagination and self-irony, and the acting is for the most part of good quality. The movie manages to let the suspense build nicely, until it explodes and gets defused with what I see as a thoroughly self-ironic nod to product placement.

    It's not a work of genius, but it is worth a look-see if you enjoy humorous alien invasions and hopeless heroes forced to try to "save the world". A solid 7.
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  3. Jul 1, 2013
    Esta es una buena pelicula de comedia, me gusto mucho, yo la veo como la version de "Ghostbusters", pero de alienigenas.Esta pelicula es una pelicula para verla. Full Review »