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
Watch On
  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. 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.
  3. 75
    After 23 years and three attempts, Predators finally delivers a solid sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger B-movie classic.
  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. While Predators isn't nearly as vivid or fresh as the original, it's certainly its strongest sequel.
  7. 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.
  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.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 365 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 100
  2. Negative: 18 out of 100
  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 »