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Terminator Genisys Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 2.0
    38

    out of 100

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

  • 10

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    What could anyone have said of the finished film except that it was finished? Terminator Genisys plays like the worst of all outcomes.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Action scenes are accumulated as if mandated by a stop-watch and almost invariably seem like warmed-over versions of stuff we've seen before, in Terminator entries and elsewhere.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    Everything's at stake yet nothing comes to much in Terminator Genisys.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Variety Justin Chang

    For all its initial playfulness, the script never rises to the level of surreal, cortex-tickling pleasure it seems to be aiming for, and for all its self-awareness it’s weirdly devoid of humor.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    The best thing in the movie is Schwarzenegger, who delivers the Guardian’s lines with perfect timing and creates an empathetic character, because as we know, nearly all the best movie robots somehow become just a little bit human as time goes on.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The best one-liners, like the best fight scenes, are reserved for Schwarzenegger. It's too soon to tell whether Terminator Genisys will have a catch phrase like "I'll be back" or "Hasta la vista, baby" but there are several candidates. Much of the film's comedy results from The Terminator's failed attempts to emulate human behavior.

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