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2.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 45
  2. Negative: 30 out of 45
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  1. Jan 13, 2012
    2
    Il y a des films de monstres (ou l'équivalent) qui arrivent à sortir dans les salles grâce à leur budget, leur casting qu'ils offrent (ici, Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, Cliff Curtis...) et quelques noms "sympa" au générique (James Cameron à la production, John Carpenter àIl y a des films de monstres (ou l'équivalent) qui arrivent à sortir dans les salles grâce à leur budget, leur casting qu'ils offrent (ici, Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, Cliff Curtis...) et quelques noms "sympa" au générique (James Cameron à la production, John Carpenter à l'écriture...), le tout non sans esquiver les nombreux défauts du genre (à savoir aucune originalité, surdose de clichés, personnages sans intérêts, dialogues indisgestes...). Certains s'en sorte par un sens du spectacle (Peur Bleue) ou bien par un effet comique ainsi que sa distribution (Lake Placid). Mais Virus en est bien loin, surtout avec des acteurs qui surjouent énormément, une absence de caricature pour ce genre de film question scénario (la fameuse réplique "Machin, sois prudent" est bien trop prévisible et fait pitié, l'humour ne prend pas...) et surtout pour un ensemble qui fait plus grand-guignol plutôt qu'autre chose. Juste les robots (animation, effets spéciaux) sont assez sympas, mais bon... Virus est comme le personnage de Jamie Lee Curtis : il ne sert à rien! Expand
  2. KeeganX
    Feb 26, 2009
    0
    While it has a horror aspect that could have been interesting, it's boring and just not fun to watch. If you are considering watching this movie, don't.
  3. DennisJ.
    May 24, 2008
    4
    Gad, what movie did you other raters watch? Special effects were good but plot was poor, illogical, unrealisitc and the acting often wooden and, in general, a poor movie. Symptomatic of the overall problem - the storm rages and washes one guy overboard but in the wheelhouse, no pitching or deck rolling. Way poor.
  4. JohnP
    Jan 14, 2008
    6
    Ah, Virus. Fantastic to watch if it's 2am and you're sitting with some friends and nothing to do, and it's on TV. Don't spend any money on it, but by all means watch it. Just don't take it seriously.
  5. JaysonB.
    Apr 8, 2005
    8
    This movie was a lot of fun. It was well filmed, well acted, and yeah, the plot did need some work, but in the end the movie was a godd watch and more than worth your time and money. The ratings it gets are unfair.
  6. samj.
    Jan 30, 2005
    7
    Virus wasnt that crash hot but it wasnt THAAAAAT bad. definitely worth seeing.
Metascore
19

Overwhelming dislike - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 14 out of 17
  1. 25
    95 minutes of unrelieved tedium.
  2. Reviewed by: Andy Seiler
    25
    The movie was postponed from 1998 and shielded from critics. (They were ot allowed to see the movie before the opening, usually a bid sign.) [15 January 1999, Life, p.8E]
  3. Reviewed by: Nicole Campos
    30
    FX whiz John Bruno (Terminator 2, True Lies) makes a dubious directorial debut here, juggling monsters that are icky but not scary; an out-of-control Donald Sutherland as the tug’s Ahabesque captain.