Virtuosity

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  • Summary: He's a composite of some 200 personalities, each and every one a notorious killer. He's Sid 6.7, a virtual reality creation designed to put L.A. police officers to the test. But Sid isn't playing games anymore. He's escaped the bounds of cyberspace. And if you think he's unconquerable in theHe's a composite of some 200 personalities, each and every one a notorious killer. He's Sid 6.7, a virtual reality creation designed to put L.A. police officers to the test. But Sid isn't playing games anymore. He's escaped the bounds of cyberspace. And if you think he's unconquerable in the world of bits and bytes, wait till you see what Sid has in store for a world of flesh and blood. [Paramount] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. Virtuosity is a sleek, brutal techno-thriller that generates nonstop action, but for at least some of us the fun is spoiled by its numbing body count and murky story line.
  2. Unfortunately, Virtuosity ignores character development in favor of slick set design and mindless action sequences. Consequently, it plays like an outdated video game.
  3. If all of Virtuosity were as tightly controlled as that, it would exert a greater fascination than it finally does.
  4. Reviewed by: Ian Nathan
    40
    Quality premise, poor execution.
  5. Though Virtuosity connects all the dots to give audiences a roller-coaster ride, the movie begets nothing new: It's stillborn.
  6. Washington is wasted here. Kelly Lynch is wooden. Crowe has a ball going over the top, but how much taunting and eyeball popping can a performer do?
  7. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    25
    The usual bad movie sometimes gives a few chuckles, amuses audiences by making them feel superior. But young director Leonard makes a different kind of bomb. Fascinated with technology, Leonard makes cutting-edge techno-turkeys, with wildly elaborate visuals and ridiculous plots. [4 Aug 1995, pg. I]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jun 1, 2016
    9
    This movie is impressive because the actors are splendid! Although a little old it still has a remarkable worth of watch with it's suspenseThis movie is impressive because the actors are splendid! Although a little old it still has a remarkable worth of watch with it's suspense sci-fi, story line.

    Watch it online for free: https://www.primewire.ag/watch-6511-Virtuosity
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  2. Feb 23, 2013
    6
    Virtuosity was a big budget 90s film, that despite having a great cast, was a big flop. After I watched the film, it's fairly easy to see why.Virtuosity was a big budget 90s film, that despite having a great cast, was a big flop. After I watched the film, it's fairly easy to see why. The premise of the film is that a police training, virtual reality serial killer, programmed with over 200 personalities, gets put into a robotic body and reeks havoc on LA. Having no one else to turn to, they turn to a famous cop, in prison, to catch him. The deal, catch Sid 6.7, get your freedom. It's a pretty cool idea, but after you get all the information in the beginning of the film, it turns into one big chase. That's it, a back and forth hunt, with no real substance, dialogue, or anything more than explosions and gun shots. The cast was excellent and if they had focuses more on the technology and the scientific aspects of it, the film would have been awesome, but instead it's just another plain, boring, shoot out. Expand
  3. Aug 22, 2016
    4
    Denzel Washington is reliable as usual, but this also has Russell Crowe having fun going over-the-top as a narcissitic villain and the plot isDenzel Washington is reliable as usual, but this also has Russell Crowe having fun going over-the-top as a narcissitic villain and the plot is either still ahead of its time or needs flushing away. One can sense a final movement: the off-switch. Expand
  4. Mar 8, 2014
    3
    It hungers for more character development and more work on the script. The film does have a couple of intelligent scenes, and a few starIt hungers for more character development and more work on the script. The film does have a couple of intelligent scenes, and a few star actors, but it fails to entertain. Expand
  5. May 17, 2015
    0
    This is Denzel and Crowe's worst movie. The only scene in the movie which is good is at the start of the movie. There is an action scene thatThis is Denzel and Crowe's worst movie. The only scene in the movie which is good is at the start of the movie. There is an action scene that is well shot and from there on out this movie is very irrational.
    The storyline is beyond dull and all the ideas they input into the movie do the movie no justice.
    How this movie was made is beyond me but the move was a total waste of a 30 million dollar budget.
    This movie has no excellence that is usually associated with movies released from Paramount Pictures.
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