Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 11 out of 25
  1. 30
    The script by S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock (Ghost Dad) is so jumbled and the direction so chaotic that it's often hard to tell what's going on -- where, when, and why.
  2. An entertainingly offbeat blend of 19th-century science fiction and Hope and Crosby Road comedies.
  3. 25
    All concept and no content.
  4. A wild, wanton and wasteful western farce that's so overblown and underwritten it almost makes you cringe to watch it.
  5. The fusion of cheekiness and deliberately overscaled fantasy never jells.
  6. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    10
    Aside from the pesky problems of tone and lazy writing, the whole move is a little choppy.
  7. 80
    Lots of laughs, lots of fisticuffs, lots of cool toys, lots of stuff getting blown up: Who could ask for anything more from a summer movie?
  8. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    30
    The humor is, at best, thudding. At its worst, it's breathtakingly stupid and offensive.
  9. 60
    The film's gadgetry is pricier, but the leering is strictly the Playboy joke page circa 1967.
  10. The film sacrifices playfulness and humor to concentrate on a relentless display of elaborate but ho-hum gadgets and gizmos.
  11. Reviewed by: Hal Hinson
    60
    Those expecting the quick wit and inventiveness of the television series will certainly be disappointed.
  12. From the look of this film, its prime appreciators will be heavy-metal futurist dweebs.
  13. Reviewed by: Andrea C. Basora
    40
    A mish-mash of special effects, tasteless comedy and pointless action.
  14. 38
    Wild Wild West isn't just a bad adaptation of a TV series; it's a bad film.
  15. 70
    A movie that's dazzling as you watch it and immediately unsatisfying afterward.
  16. A sly variation on the buddy movie.
  17. These pictures need a light touch and a lot of attitude, but this time you can hear heavy breathing in the background.
  18. The movie's problem is that it's a cartoon, offering no emotional involvement with its characters and no dramatic imperative.
  19. It cares far more about herding audiences into theaters than about what they hear or see.
  20. 10
    The movie is exhausting, utterly without feeling, and pointless -- though Smith looks great in his Western outfit.
  21. 50
    The quintessential cotton candy movie: It's pleasant, brightly colored and the minute it's done it's as though it were never there.
  22. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    50
    As impressive as the industrial-style special effects may be, they're both too much and not enough for this mild mild West.
  23. 10
    So extremely stupid and incompetent, I doubt that even the most impartial critic could find much to praise.
  24. Wild Wild Waste is more like it. Waste of time, waste of money and colossal waste of talent.
  25. A rambling wreck from computer tech and a helluva souvenir –- that is, for those interested in artifacts representing the American movie at its worst.
User Score
4.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. AndrewR
    Dec 10, 2007
    10
    One of my favorite comedy/sci-fi movies of all time.
  2. Sep 13, 2011
    0
    It may be me but I do not like this movie (except for Rodney A Grant as Hudson). The story is very thin and the laughs are cheap. The movieIt may be me but I do not like this movie (except for Rodney A Grant as Hudson). The story is very thin and the laughs are cheap. The movie contains great actors so it could have been so mush better Full Review »
  3. Jun 20, 2013
    2
    Another example of lack of ideas who came up with the idea for this dump. This is one Will Smith undoubtedly regrets. There's very little toAnother example of lack of ideas who came up with the idea for this dump. This is one Will Smith undoubtedly regrets. There's very little to be positive about maybe the giant metal spider. Wait maybe not. Full Review »