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Mortal Engines Reviews

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July 13, 2020
Once we dive into the players and the events that have shaped them, Mortal Engines is undeniably derivative of countless Hero's Journey-based stories and hopelessly lacking in creative energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 13, 2020
These Engines have had a false start and broken the fan belt, thank god they are mortal because this one dies a very slow death.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2020
A missed opportunity.
May 20, 2020
It wasn't fun or good or interesting.
April 4, 2020
There's no reason to see Mortal Engines. It's not 'so bad it's good'. There's no one set piece that is overly impressive.
February 13, 2020
It borrows from many stories but doesn't have enough of its own to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 31, 2020
Which such promise and thrill at the start, the film caves under its own weight. Hoping that the filmmakers would go bold or go home on this, they've gone, nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2019
It's got an interesting look, but it's a bloated story.
August 29, 2019
The film's adventure plot simply rolls over the main thematic content of the book.
June 5, 2019
As massive and slow as its titular machines, there is a great deal of spectacle but an uneven pace and tone anchor this film and keep it from greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2019
It is rare that we get such a starkly distinct movie in wide release which makes it a shame that so few gave this movie a chance. But, I beg you to watch it if you can and I think you will enjoy it as much as you did ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 3, 2019
Sadly suffers from an ensemble cast who fail to elevate the stereotypical material above expectation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 20, 2019
One of the biggest box office flops of the year is also everything Ready Player One should have been and much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
March 5, 2019
it's sorta the young adult version of The Road Warrior and Mad Max. A world full of crazy engines and and stories and cities that are moving around. It feels very derivative.
March 1, 2019
This movie could have benefited more from character development. It is painful to watch talented actors wasted in their roles.
February 19, 2019
It's the sort of inelegant, poorly edited mish-mash of digital nonsense that makes your eyes glaze over.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 7, 2019
A botch more concerned with creating a would-be franchise than in making a movie entertaining enough to make audiences want to see more.
February 4, 2019
A film that knows how to rev its engines but doesn't have enough gas to fulfil its franchise potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2019
"Mortal Engines," is so immensely ambitious in its startling size and scale, invention and details, it suggests that in the wake of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" franchises, Jackson can do - and spend - anything he wants.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 14, 2019
Despite its spectacular paraphernalia, this film is one-dimensional. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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