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The Relic Review

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

  • 3.0
    55

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    There are moments when The Relic is almost enjoyable, albeit in a visceral sort of way. Unfortunately, when all is said and done, this horror/science fiction amalgamation seems like nothing more ambitious than a bad reworking of elements from Aliens, Species, Jaws, and Predator.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Ty Burr

    If you can stagger around the plot holes (how'd a Brazilian cargo ship with a dead crew get to Lake Michigan?), the last 30 minutes are pure, dumb monster-movie fun.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Emanuel Levy

    Still, this strikingly proficient production boasts genuinely scary thrills and first-rate visual and creature effects.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    All of this is actually a lot of fun, if you like special effects and gore.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Yes, we've seen it all before. But The Relic proves that the hoariest cliches, when stirred together with enough money, shaken vigorously and artfully lighted, can still make the adrenaline surge.

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