Overwhelming dislike - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 16 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    Although it looks cool, appearances aren’t everything.
  2. 40
    For this violent yet gore-free film, clearly designed for horny teenaged video game wizards, writer-director Kurt Wimmer stages a succession of fight sequences that pit V against helmeted thugs who appear to have raided the Star Wars storm trooper costume closet.
  3. To her credit, Jovovich carries out her action-hero duties with swagger and conviction that never get out of control. Clearly, she's expecting a franchise out of this.
  4. Reviewed by: Jessica Letkemann
    Amid every action cliche in the book, outmoded stereotypes, and a plot derivative of every futuristic drama made in the last fifteen years, Ultraviolet comes off as nothing more than a pale copy of better, more inventive films.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    Seems this is yet another puddle of futuristic sludge for us to blame on John Cassavetes.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Wimmer is more concerned with fetishizing his heroine and patronizing his audience. The verdict? Ultrasilly.
  7. 30
    Director Kurt Wimmer has an eye for jackboot chic (Equilibrium), and the images here have been digitally polished so that the characters' skin is smoother than porcelain. It's a cool effect--I spent most of this interminable actioner wondering if one could bounce a quarter off Jovovich's bare midriff.
  8. Ultraviolet, unscreened for critics, is unfit for consumption.
  9. A film to be enjoyed only by science-fiction movie completists and middle school boys with extreme cases of attention deficit disorder.
  10. 25
    An all-but-incoherent mess whose main components are palpably fake-looking CGI effects, video-game-style action sequences and Milla Jovovich's admirably taut abdomen, Kurt Wimmer's film epitomizes just about everything wrong with post-MATRIX, comic book-/video-game-inspired, Hong Kong-action-style sci-fi thrillers.
  11. Reviewed by: Jonathan Perry
    Jovovich is bad, and not in a good way. She turns in an epically expressionless performance (maybe she thought it was one of her modeling gigs?) but she sure looks great.
  12. 25
    This is another one of those pointless action superhero movies that unfolds like a video game in which the viewer is unable to participate.
  13. 25
    Underdeveloped antagonist Nick Chinlund sums up the entire film during one of his rants about Jovovich's latest casual, offhand slaughter: "One woman against 14 men! It's ridiculous!" Well, yeah.
  14. The latest entry in the "This film is so bad we're not screening it for critics" genre.
  15. Reviewed by: James Dyer
    Unengaging, uninspired and unwatchable. A criminal waste of time and talent.
  16. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Pic is hermetically sealed in a synthetic wrapping that's so total -- Sony's top-flight high-def cameras, visibly low-budget CG work, exceptionally hackneyed and imitative action and dialogue --that it arrives a nearly lifeless film.
  17. Ultraviolet, warns someone, ''Don't overthink it.'' Sage advice for anyone masochistic enough to watch this pile of poorly pixelated vampire poo.
  18. 0
    A cut-rate ripoff of "Aeon Flux" with Milla Jovovich as a butt-kicking futuristic heroine in a midriff-baring bodysuit, is ultrastupid, ultra-incoherent, ultrasilly - and way, way ultraboring.
  19. Jovovich, who's shown sensitivity in her dramatic work, looks spectacularly bored as she power-kicks her way through one bloody pile-up after another. That boredom, like the mystery virus at the center of the film, is contagious.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 204 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 91
  2. Negative: 55 out of 91
  1. Dustin
    Dec 5, 2006
    Oh man. This movie is hilarious! Don't let my rating fool you, this movie is horrible, I mean REALLY horrible. My rating is based on the fact that I had a blast watching it in the theater and laughing at it. I kid you not, the final fight scene takes place in pitch dark. I guess they burned through their special effects budget showing the same 5 idiotic looking 'troupers' getting mowed down again and again. The plot goes beyond nonsensical; the main character's motivations are completely inscrutable. Early in the movie she claims she 'hate's all humans' and wants to kill them all. Five minutes later (seriously, I'm not exaggerating here) she's massacring every vampire she can find, including some that were previously her friends and compatriots to protect a human child who's going to die in a couple of hours anyway. If you've ever gotten a kick out of watching a truly terrible piece of cinema with some friends I whole-heartedly recommend this movie. But if you're expecting a serious movie avoid it all costs. It is terrible, as in 'it might give you leprosy' terrible. Full Review »
  2. May 1, 2013
    One of the worst movies I have ever seen. The whole story is ridiculous, childish and underdeveloped. I have no idea who "green-lighted" this, but it felt like the whole thing was written by a 5 years old. The acting is wooden as a birch tree. The CGI backgrounds and the world felt outdated and far-fetched. You can tell it was not made with "Blade Runner" standards... The action scenes are as funny as bad (even with low standards). Avoid it!!! Full Review »
  3. Mar 17, 2013
    Quite possibly the worst movie I've ever seen. It's a movie inundated with rediculous CGI, an incomprehensible plot, and it's acting is just laughable. The movie is just boring as all hell. The only reward for making it through an entire veiwing of this "film" is the true understanding of what a terrible movie really is. Full Review »