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Movies.com Critics

3.5

Dave White Profile

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Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 1.0
    18

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Overwhelming dislike
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 16

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Scott Brown

    Ultraviolet, warns someone, ''Don't overthink it.'' Sage advice for anyone masochistic enough to watch this pile of poorly pixelated vampire poo.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    The latest entry in the "This film is so bad we're not screening it for critics" genre.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    This is another one of those pointless action superhero movies that unfolds like a video game in which the viewer is unable to participate.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Incoherent video gamey sci-fi action movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes repeated (and repetitive) scenes of video game-like violence, with shooting, cars and motorcycles racing, falling, and martial artsy kicking. Weapons range from futuristic-zappy to old-fashioned. (For the most part, these conflicts don't result in bloody injuries, just "action.") The genetically engineered Violet protects a young boy, the target of multiple assailants. Violet wears very tight outfits; in an early scene, she's instructed to "strip" before entering a security scanner, revealing a shadowy version of her nude backside as she walks away from the camera. Language includes a couple of s-words, slang for genitals, "hell," and "damn."

  • Families can talk about the ethical or medical problems of cloning and genetic engineering. How are Violet's sense of identity and loyalty to her "community" premised on survival rather than trust? How does the film explain Violet's yearning for a family?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Violet is a genetically engineered vampire-terrorist-assassin. But she means well.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Pretty much non-stop cartoony, bloodless violence: Violet kicks, runs over, shoots, and slams her opponents, without eliciting even red stains on their shirts.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Violet wears sexy outfit; in one scene she appears nude (as a silhouette).

  • language false3

    Language: Mild cursing: two s-words, slang for male genitals, "damn," "hell."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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