Immortals 2011

Critics score:
35 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine: The pity is that Tarsem's intelligence doesn't connect his cinematic eye to his narrative mind. The director's visual gift is like a brilliant retina, detached. Read more

Ty Burr, Boston Globe: When Hyperion says of one character, "His pain has just begun,'' you know exactly how he feels. Read more

Kathleen Murphy, MSN Movies: This monumental tale of warring gods and men is a beautiful, dead thing, bereft of organic or kinetic life. Read more

Paul Brunick, New York Times: Sing to me, O Muse, of gods and men, of timeless legends and forgettable retreads. Speak of "Immortals," and answer in all seriousness: did you even read that awful script? Read more

Scott Bowles, USA Today: For all the digital mastery Immortals boasts, its hokey story leaves the film adrift. Read more

Tasha Robinson, AV Club: As mythic spectacles go, it beats Clash Of The Titans, particularly in the areas of intimidating villainy and actual Titan-clashing. Read more

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader: Singh is a talented and eccentric visual artist with no creative future in the movie business. Read more

Tom Charity, The movie's landscape is a disappointingly barren digital domain, the same gray cliffs, deserts and seas familiar from 300 and so many game-worlds. Read more

Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly: Without any narrative heft, these sights don't last in the mind much longer than they linger on screen. And yet they thrill in short-lived bursts that Singh doles out carefully, keeping pace with the audience's appetite. Read more

William Goss, Puffed-up style worthy of trumped-up lore. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter: Visually stunning, but heavy-handed and lacking a single moment that evinces any relish for movie-making. Read more

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times: Where are the gods of Olympus when you need them? I ask on behalf of "Immortals," because mere mortals were apparently not able to create a movie that actually made sense. Read more

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: It's a movie about myth with no sense of magic. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: With "Immortals," Singh finally acknowledges that he's making movies, rather than just beautiful moving pictures. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: If it's violence ye seek, and violently confused storytelling, look ye no further. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: The same hyperstylized, comic book-come-to-life approach that created an invigorating experience for viewers of 300 elevates Immortals above the level of a Clash of the Titans knock-off. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: "The Immortals" is without doubt the best-looking awful movie you will ever see. Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: Solid yet hardly sensational, no luxury sedan but a good compact -- fairly efficient in its operation, typically clean in look, and guaranteed to reach its destination with a minimum of fuss. Read more

Leah Rozen, TheWrap: Read more

Linda Barnard, Toronto Star: Immortals is aimed squarely at the macho crowd, with the emphasis on heroics and bone-crunching violence in 3-D, with a splash of sexy time to lighten the mood and detract from the flaccid script. Read more

Peter Debruge, Variety: Logic melts away completely and the pic's raison d'etre emerges -- namely, to justify staging a fight scene for the ages. Read more

Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice: The posters read "From the Producers of 300" and, like Zack Snyder's film, Immortals has little on its mind but conveying the buzz of martial glory. Read more

Mark Jenkins, Washington Post: As in his "The Fall," director Tarsem Singh's visual instincts overwhelm his storytelling finesse. Read more