Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. 88
    Antal is a professional who respects your dollars. In a season where the blockbusters are as flat as month-old soda, that’s the most romantic gesture a commercial filmmaker can make.
  2. 75
    After 23 years and three attempts, Predators finally delivers a solid sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger B-movie classic.
  3. Predators never gives us the satisfaction of knowing what motivates the alien hunters to use humans for sport, but at least it has fun showing us that humans can, indeed, be the most dangerous game.
  4. 70
    Amid the macho poses and reloading of his unbelievably enormous weapon, I was distracted by the notion of Brody’s participation as a kind of privately satisfying performance art (a similar impulse found James Franco doing a guest stint on "General Hospital").
  5. 70
    Predators is sometimes silly and hardly original, but it delivers the thrills.
  6. 67
    Summer was made for this kind of film, and Predators is almost exactly what you need to fix this otherwise busted summer cinema season.
  7. While Predators isn't nearly as vivid or fresh as the original, it's certainly its strongest sequel.
  8. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    Alice Braga plays an Army sniper uniquely familiar with jungle fighting. She is the only one of the crew who does any soul-searching to figure out why this particular group was chosen as prey.
  9. It's hard to take Predators terribly seriously.
  10. 63
    It's solidly entertaining for what it is and, while it does little to truly rejuvenate the franchise, at least it lessens the pain caused by two gimmicky cross-over pictures that sucked too much juice out of what was one of the 1980s' most surprisingly tense sci-fi action pictures.
  11. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    60
    A solidly okay Saturday night effort, but unambitious considering the talent involved. Maybe Rodriguez should direct Predator Resurrection, but get a science fiction writer to script it.
  12. 60
    The odor of musty, late-’80s nostalgia may still hover around this already threadbare brand, but you simply don’t see movies that leave both the curious and the fans who truly care this viscerally satisfied anymore.
  13. 60
    Doing The Most Dangerous Game is, for action directors, what covering "Satisfaction" is to bar bands; if you hit most of the notes, it'll do.
  14. Very much bearing the creative imprint of Robert Rodriguez, but directed by Nimrod Antal, the new edition, in its best moments, is an unabashed B-movie that plays like a jacked-up "Twilight Zone" with award-winning actors delivering the pulp-infused dialogue.
  15. 50
    The movie is mostly about our nasty heroes being attacked by terrifying antagonists in incomprehensible muddles of lightning-fast special effects. It lacks the quiet suspense of the first “Predator,” and please don't even mention the “Alien vs. Predator” pictures, which lacked the subtlety of “Mothra vs. Godzilla.”
  16. Predators, plural, starts well and ends poorly, and in the middle it's in the middle.
  17. 50
    Little happens that you don't see coming, down to which cast members will get picked off and in what order. It's a dumb action movie in a summer full of dumb movies, and yet it's always entertaining. And you won't really miss Arnold at all.
  18. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    50
    A preposterous, if admittedly fun, exercise in sci-fi/horror mayhem.
  19. Reviewed by: Nick Starkey
    50
    Predators biggest failing is that it manages to make its sci-fi violence absurdly boring.
  20. 50
    All these years after Predator, these decades past the classic film, "Most Dangerous Game," that inspired this genre, it’s good to see the idea of the hunter becoming the hunted still gets the blood racing.
  21. A pretty good action movie for about 45 minutes. Unfortunately, it lasts 106.
  22. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Perfs are adequate in a movie lacking much use for better ones, though Brody disappoints by using the stock sotto voce rasp of the uber-macho action hero who really, really means business.
  23. 50
    The dialogue is dumber than dirt, and the plot crumbles at the halfway mark, but the movie does what a loud summer blockbuster should, which is loudly bust blocks.
  24. 50
    The Predator series needed a shot of vitality, not another workmanlike go-around. SSDP: Same shit, different planet.
  25. 42
    By anyone's reckoning, Predators is a middling 1980s B movie; too bad this is 2010.
  26. Reviewed by: Chris Nashawaty
    42
    As a fan of Schwarzenegger's macho, heart-of-darkness original, it gives me no pleasure to say that Predators is an uninspired mess of mediocre action scenes strung together until the final reel.
  27. Predators tries to spice up the hunt-or-be-hunted thesis, but from the get-go, director Nimrod Antal's movie has nowhere to run.
  28. As its momentum accelerates, and its special effects transform it into a pulpy cartoon, Predators loses its judgment and turns into a frantic, clichéd chase film. This chaotic stew of fire, blood, mud and explosives is so devoid of terror and suspense that any metaphorical analysis is rendered moot.
  29. You can't fool me. I know it's actually a parlor game.
  30. 25
    As far as unnecessary movies go, Predators is a pip.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 347 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 98
  2. Negative: 18 out of 98
  1. Tish
    Jul 12, 2010
    2
    It was a really pointless movie...im thinking im goin to see great fights and what not. jus mostly running and stupidity. was really It was a really pointless movie...im thinking im goin to see great fights and what not. jus mostly running and stupidity. was really irritated with the movie all around. And the whole big predators hunting the smaller ones...wat is that about. Dude which one was coming to earth then cause im confused. completely made no sense!!! Full Review »
  2. BobH
    Jul 9, 2010
    7
    It may not be as original or as fresh as the original was in 1987, but this movie for the most part delivers what it promises. The smartest It may not be as original or as fresh as the original was in 1987, but this movie for the most part delivers what it promises. The smartest move it makes is that it ignores the fact that the weak AvP movies even exist (and possibly the mediocre Predator 2). The acting is decent and some of the set peices are great. A good sequel to a very good original. Full Review »
  3. JohnathanS.
    Jul 9, 2010
    10
    I haven't actually seen Predators yet however I have watched enough Dateline that Chris Hansen has me convinced that predators are I haven't actually seen Predators yet however I have watched enough Dateline that Chris Hansen has me convinced that predators are horrifying. Add the fact that these monster now roam on alien planets as well only confirms that Hawkins was right - we should not be sending out space probes that are the equivalent to a google map for our front doors. Gripping story that is all too real. Full Review »