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Screamers Reviews

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June 8, 2020
The cheap B-movie version of better sci-fi movies, with a few things about it to like and a lot of things you just have to tolerate
May 25, 2020
The ensuing Darwinian struggle combines space opera skirmishes and Cold War paranoia - although the characters' dialogue involves the kind of tough guy/gal posturing overfamiliar from the sort of '80s action movie this was in fact supposed to be.
October 10, 2019
Director Christian Duguay kicks Screamers off with a comically dense information scroll that immediately establishes an atmosphere of confusion...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 1, 2019
Screamers manages to evolve and entertain throughout.
February 5, 2019
Plodding treatment of an interesting storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 6, 2010
Based on a short story by the great nutball sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, Screamers is more like a high-pitched rip-off of Alien.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 26, 2009
A fun, fast-paced futuristic thriller with enough jolts per frame to keep even the most impatient action fan happy.
July 5, 2008
not as cool as it could be
| Original Score: 2.5/5
June 24, 2006
The design and effects teams have lent scale and impact to the futuristic locations and sets. If only Duguay's flashy, aimless direction had succeeded in filling these barren wastes and antiseptic interiors with something resembling human life.
May 20, 2003
Until it succumbs to one cliche too many, Screamers, which was directed by Christian Duguay, does an efficient job of generating a stomach-knotting tension.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2003
Sacrifices last traces of plausibility and common sense for the sake of "surprise" twist that any experienced viewer could have predicted ages ago.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
February 13, 2001
There's nothing exhilarating or enjoyable in any of this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
Screamers oozes atmosphere. It's a dark film that borrows heavily from the likes of the Alien films, Dune, Blade Runner, and John Carpenter's updated The Thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It's not exactly a bad movie; it's made with a certain imagination and intelligence. But its future is so grungy and grim it makes our current mess look like Utopia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The movie ends with a weak gimmick, and leaves you with the feeling that it could have done better had it had more trust in itself and its own concepts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It remains reasonably faithful to the original short story, the production values are okay and some of the dialogue is pretty effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Might just as well have gone straight to video instead of movie-theater screens, since it is every bit as cheesy, underdeveloped and gore-filled as the tape-rentals that fill sci-fi/horror shelves monthly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
A pile of recycled space junk, it alienates even while flinging body parts into the audience's yawning faces.
January 1, 2000
In its last minutes Screamers becomes the last thing it intends to be -- laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
It's one of those movies that is bad enough to be boring and incomprehensible, but not bad enough (most of the time) to be reprehensible or riotously funny.
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