Virus

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19

Overwhelming dislike - based on 17 Critics What's this?

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2.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

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  • Summary: A ghostly ship looms silently ahead as the crippled, ocean-going, salvage tug Sea Star approaches. The Sea Star crew, their ship slowly sinking, has sought refuge in the eerie calm of the eye of a typhoon to make repairs and hopefully avert disaster. (Universal Studios)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 14 out of 17
  1. An unpretentious, amusing thrill-a-minute sci-fi horror thriller / monster movie that plugs right into fears of a Y2K crisis.
  2. The pathogenic agent to fear, however, is the one that evidently turned every line of dialogue into inane gibberish.
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Meek
    30
    The plot itself is a disappointingly gory concatenation of two recently forgettable sci-fi thrillers; "Hardware" and "Event Horizon."
  4. Frankly, about 20 minutes into this dud, I was rooting for the alien beasties -- their diagnosis seemed dead-on.
  5. 25
    95 minutes of unrelieved tedium.
  6. 25
    "Deep Rising" was one of the worst movies of 1998. Virus is easily worse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. 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 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. Collapse
  2. 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 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. Expand
  3. Jan 13, 2012
    2
    Il y a des films de monstres (ou l'équivalent) qui arrivent à sortir dans les salles grâceIl 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
  4. 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 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. Expand

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