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  • Summary: Schaefer (Schwarzenegger) and his elite military unit are recruited to rescue hostages held by guerrillas in the Latin American jungle. But once there, they encounter an enemy more deadly than any on earth! (20th Century Fox)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. 75
    Moves at a breakneck pace, it has strong and simple characterizations, it has good location photography and terrific special effects, and it supplies what it claims to supply: an effective action movie.
  2. It's got thrills and chills and one of the most elegantly conceived monsters in the history of movies.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Non Credited)
    70
    Crisply stylish and suspenseful, making brilliant use of optical special effects, Predator is one of Schwarzenegger's best.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    50
    A slightly above-average actioner that tries to compensate for tissue-thin-plot with ever-more-grisly death sequences and impressive special effects.
  5. Reviewed by: Pat Graham
    40
    Despite the off-rhythm styling and suggestions of primeval menace, there's really not much going on here.
  6. Alternately grisly and dull, with few surprises. [12 June 1987, p.C6]
  7. It's arguably one of the emptiest, feeblest, most derivative scripts ever made as a major studio movie. There's no need to do a Mad magazine movie parody of this; it's already on the screen. [12 June 1987, Calendar, p.6-6]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 57
  2. Negative: 1 out of 57
  1. Eskimo
    May 13, 2007
    10
    A documentary on being badass.
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    10
    Usually when I look at a movie, like example horror or action or comedy or whatever. Then it depends on how scary it is or how destructive it is. This movie is a action horror. But with Arnold Swachenegger in it was more action than horror. Doesn't matter, it all tied up when Arnold was being hunted by the PREDATOR. The universes best hunter ever, until it met Arnold. They both gave each other hell. Arnold gave the predator hell because he was sent in the middle of the jungle to help a team distress call. But instead he and his team find nothing but skinned soldiers and of course the predator. The PREDATOR gave him hell because its his right of passage to become a "man". All together the movie was awesome. Not the best graphics you ever saw but still what a movie. Thumbs up. Expand
  3. jimm.
    Oct 8, 2009
    10
    The greatest movie ever
  4. seanf.
    Dec 16, 2009
    9
    They go in all balls and bravado, and leave in body bags. Classic action film.
  5. Sep 29, 2011
    8
    "Predator" is a good action blockbuster movie; it succeeds to consistently maintain its tension and coolly blows it off in the end with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Expand
  6. GerrickC.
    Jun 7, 2008
    8
    A simple movie in every way, but a superb cinema classic.
  7. JHill
    Dec 20, 2009
    2
    Good special effects; otherwise cartoonish and boring.

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