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Resident Evil: Apocalypse Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    35

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 16

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    In Resident Evil: Apocalypse, the undead are back to stumbling in the dark, sometimes even in blurry slo-mo, making the many packs of them about as terrifying as the mobs waiting for Matt and Katie outside the "Today" studio.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Should the desire to see a clever zombie movie strike, try the recent remake of "Dawn of the Dead" or last year's "28 Days."

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    Might be justified as "mindless fun" if it weren't for the acute lack of fun in its 93 minutes.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's a frantic piece of filmmaking that invests nothing in the characters and moves much too fast for its own good. But things do pick up a bit for the final third, when a story line finally arrives.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

By-the-numbers gory horror flick -- not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has extremely gross and graphic violence, with many disgusting deaths and gross monsters. There are a lot of "ewwwwww" moments. Characters are in extreme peril and most of them are killed. A character commits suicide and another attempts it. There is very strong language and non-sexual nudity. A strength of the movie is the portrayal of exceptionally capable and courageous women, though of course they dress for combat in very revealing clothing.

  • Families can talk about the enduring appeal of zombie movies, the challenges of turning a game into a story, and how different organizations try to influence the news. What did it mean to say that the STARS had become "expendable assets?" What can keep a corporation from becoming as powerful as Umbrella Corp? What's the difference between mutation and evolution?

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Constant graphic and intense peril and violence, many characters killed.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Non-sexual nudity, bare breasts.

  • language false5

    Language: Frequent strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Cigarettes.

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