Resident Evil: Retribution - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Resident Evil: Retribution Reviews

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October 31, 2019
I was starting to sort of like these films, in a silly way, but this was so empty, filled with so many long scenes of characters just shooting machine guns at each other....
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 2, 2019
You should manage to keep your eyes occupied to a degree that your brain won't even notice until the credits start to roll.
April 10, 2019
It's just another monotonous spectacle that feels like you're watching someone else play a video game.
November 2, 2018
Sometimes you just need to turn off your brain and enjoy some good old-fashioned ultraviolence. Mmmm...brains...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 19, 2018
Long running franchises tend to suffer from the same ailment -- the latter installments eventually lose sight of the better aspects of the series.
November 19, 2017
Paul W.S. Anderson makes lively, unpretentious mid-budget genre movies fixated on video-gamey "cool" and distinguished by their leanness and their inventive-and sometimes even poetic-use of space.
September 19, 2017
You know it's dreadful while you watch it, yet you're still paying rapt attention to its vehement anti-genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2017
It seems that Anderson was forced to film this with a gun to his head. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 17, 2013
Any unfortunate souls who wander in with no prior Resident Evil experience will wonder how something this anemic and shallow was ever popular. You and me both, friends.
February 15, 2013
Looks are absolutely everything in Retribution, which melds stunning 3-D computer-graphics and spectacular sets with a skimpy storyline and zero characterization.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 7, 2013
More high-calorie, low-sense, audiovisual CGI stimulation arrives in the form of this fifth and most roundly unsatisfying entry in the previously lithe and fun videogame franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 18, 2013
It has a Rolls with spinning hub caps - what more do you want?
January 10, 2013
More of the same idiotic swill that Anderson feeds his numbskull fan base.
December 17, 2012
It's a funny thing about Jovovich as Alice: she gives the character just enough personality, but not enough to break the somber apocalyptic mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 19, 2012
The Resident Evil films are not everyone's bag, although they seem to be evolving into their own brand of hyper-stylized cheese, made more extreme with each outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2012
"Retribution" has actually got some very decent action and 3D effects. The story is still razor-thin. But, by the end of it all, I was ready for the next sequel, the presumed finale.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 6, 2012
For those of us who know what we're in for with the series, the fifth installment is for better or worse, more of the same - albeit with the familiar levels of ridiculousness from its maddeningly inconsistent director/writer
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
October 5, 2012
You can put as much gloss on top of the shaky foundations and wooden acting as possible but as soon becomes apparent - you can't varnish a turd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2012
If you liked the other Resident Evil films, you'll like this, and the end suggests there'll be plenty more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2012
The ending threatens yet more. Let's hope the fates intervene and put Paul and Milla in divorce court before then.
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