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  • Summary: In this terrifying adventure in survival horror, a deadly virus has been unleashed on the population of Raccoon City. (Sony Pictures)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 26
  2. Negative: 11 out of 26
  1. 70
    Mr. Anderson's screenplay provides a steady series of inventive action situations, and the director, Alexander Witt, makes the most of them. His work is fast, funny, smart and highly satisfying in terms of visceral impact.
  2. Best enjoyed by keeping in mind the latest cinematic proposition that apocalyptic disaster doesn't bring out the worst in people, only the stupidest.
  3. 50
    There is nothing startlingly new in Resident Evil: Apocalpyse, but it is delivered with some panache and humor.
  4. 40
    This is efficient, soul-numbing moviemaking, diverting enough for blistering September afternoons when what's onscreen is secondary to how high they've cranked the air conditioning.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    30
    Calamitously uninspired and borderline incoherent, new pic lacks even those fleeting pleasures (namely, a sense of humor) that made the first film a passable popcorn attraction.
  6. Reviewed by: Cliff Doerksen
    30
    Not a fraction as scary as George Romero's low-budget "Night of the Living Dead." Fans of the first installment will probably like this too--it's essentially the same movie, plus helicopters and lots of flying glass.
  7. 12
    An utterly meaningless waste of time...It is a dead zone, a film without interest, wit, imagination or even entertaining violence and special effects.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 72
  2. Negative: 28 out of 72
  1. Apr 20, 2014
    10
    Once again, I don't get why people don't like the movie. They introduced the Nemesis, and it was pretty awesome! There are zombies, a lot ofOnce again, I don't get why people don't like the movie. They introduced the Nemesis, and it was pretty awesome! There are zombies, a lot of them, and other mutations... and Valentine! I mean, WOW. What a movie! Beside of having a lot of action moments, it has really intense ones. The fight between Alice and Nemesis, for example. It makes you hold your breath every single minute! Expand
  2. KeenanS.
    Jun 16, 2009
    9
    This is the least of the live-action trilogy, but it's still a highly enjoyable and over-the-top action film. Sure some fight scenes This is the least of the live-action trilogy, but it's still a highly enjoyable and over-the-top action film. Sure some fight scenes were a bit cheesy, but the rest of the film makes up for that by having Milla Jovovich kick a great deal of ass. The Nemesis fights were pretty awesome and the film never got boring. People complained about the story, but I had no real gripes with it. This film was a great zombie action film that is great popcorn fun. Expand
  3. RodneyM.
    Jan 26, 2007
    8
    I could watch this movie a million times and still love it. Sure the soundtrack sucked and the dialouge can get a bit cheesey, but his has I could watch this movie a million times and still love it. Sure the soundtrack sucked and the dialouge can get a bit cheesey, but his has great action sequences and anyone who loves the game should definitely watch it. Collapse
  4. AntB.
    Sep 23, 2005
    5
    I have to say, this movie was 100% better than the last, it had SOME relation to the movie at least and a couple of hiden scenes based on the I have to say, this movie was 100% better than the last, it had SOME relation to the movie at least and a couple of hiden scenes based on the games. I hate the fact that Alice, once again is back, and she lives through another stupid near death experience. I don't like the way they used Nemesis....... I CANT! Nemesis will rule all!!!! I tell ya! But in this movie, Anderson did a HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE job with the placement, role, and scenes with Nemesis. The Nemesis in RE3:Nemesis, would go after S.T.A.R.S members which, hence, is the purpose of the B.O.W. But in the movie, he was commanded to take out S.T.A.R.S, not on his own will. Nemesis was also created for hand-to-hand combat, not to actually use the chaingun or Rocket Launcher, which thankfully was there. In the game, he used the RL, true, but he overly used it in the movie. Jill's role was bad too. Jill sucked... Where was Brad? Where's the plot with Nicholia (The main thing in RE3!) ?!!! Alot of things were wrong with Nemesis, the cast, and the movie itself, but alas, as a Resident Evil die-hard fan, I must go where the plot and stuff takes me. So for now, I''m happy with a 5/10, but not happy with the ending results of the movie. I will be fully happy with the movies, when Alice finally meets the ground.....in hell. Expand
  5. Feb 8, 2015
    3
    With a plot as lifeless as the zombies of this movie, underdeveloped characters, questionable pacing and incoherent direction, "Resident Evil:With a plot as lifeless as the zombies of this movie, underdeveloped characters, questionable pacing and incoherent direction, "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" will only please traditionalist fans. All others need not to apply. Expand
  6. ChuckM.
    Dec 10, 2005
    3
    Not having played the games, I have no idea why it swung from being an anti-zombie movie to fighting the creature Nemesis / corporation. Not having played the games, I have no idea why it swung from being an anti-zombie movie to fighting the creature Nemesis / corporation. Where did the zombies suddenly go, and why did they stop being the major issue? Expand
  7. DanielR.
    Sep 19, 2005
    0
    Just think of it as pieces lifted from any number of the Living Dead flicks--just about any one of which has it over this thing, poorly Just think of it as pieces lifted from any number of the Living Dead flicks--just about any one of which has it over this thing, poorly remembered views of Milla Jovovich as she was in Fifth Element, patently CGI effects, and assorted random and uninvolving "action." Expand

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