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Mortal Kombat Reviews

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September 19, 2019
Bad actors in lead roles, sometimes poor fight choreography and extremely dated special effects, MK isn't a good film, but it does make for a good laugh with friends!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2019
Unlike other games-inspired turkeys (Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter), this one actually works, thanks mainly to director Paul Anderson's single-minded dedication to nonstop, expertly choreographed martial arts action, all set to a thumping techno beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2019
One of its main attractions is, in effect, the way in which it works with the visual and interactive aspects of the videogame, trying to incorporate all this into a totally different product. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 18, 2019
A martial arts action-adventure with wondrous special effects and witty production design, it effectively combines supernatural terror, a mythical slay-the-dragon, save-the-princess odyssey and even a spiritual quest for self-knowledge.
April 18, 2019
It's a movie rife with mullets, gratuitous gymnastics, screamed lines, and terrible CGI. But it all just contributes to the charm.
April 18, 2019
This is a Mortal Kombat movie made for Mortal Kombat fans.
September 29, 2016
A fun, visually appealing film with effective performances and well choreographed fights. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 16, 2011
Hardly award-worthy entertainment, and pretty visually dated, but probably one of the better video game movies ever made comparatively.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 7, 2010
We'll concede that four-armed Prince Goro is a hoot, Christopher Lambert looks fabulous in a flowing white wig, and Talisa Soto, who plays some kind of princess, can lord it over us anytime.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 7, 2010
Anderson does a good job of edging humour into dumbness - Lambert gets a few witty looks - and the art direction and effects are okay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2008
Where others have sunk in the mire of imitation, director Paul Anderson and writer Kevin Droney effect a viable balance between exquisitely choreographed action and ironic visual and verbal counterpoint.
December 6, 2007
cheesy but still, kick ass
| Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2006
British director Anderson does a fair job with what he was given: four good-looking leads, some very impressive sfx, Babylonian sets, a bone-crunching soundtrack, and a battery of well-choreographed fights.
May 20, 2003
The most intriguing is a glassy-eyed follower whose right hand shoots out a hissing reptile that can extend itself for miles. Exotic creatures like these make watching Mortal Kombat feel like being in a high-tech fun house.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 18, 2002
Cheesy with no nutrients. But hey, anything's better than Street Fighter.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 9, 2002
[A] surprisingly good movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Offers a visceral jolt of pleasure for those who formerly believed the martial arts movie genre belongs exclusively to Hong Kong's John Woo.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
It's silly, of course, but more importantly, it's a hell of a lot of fun, with plenty of above-average gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 12, 2016
Cheesy and very violent adaptation of '90s video game.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 7, 2011
The guys in the recording studio who made the ooofff! augghhhh! sounds are the ones who really had all the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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