Resident Evil: Retribution 2012

Critics score:
30 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times: A zombie plague may have laid waste the world, but apparently supplies of black leather unitards have yet to be exhausted. Read more

Tasha Robinson, AV Club: The acting is sometimes shockingly bad, but generally the script doesn't ask much of the actors, and the combat is effectively staged and often thrilling. Read more

Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly: During the film's final sequence the director explains all while also suggesting that the franchise's nuttiest days are, remarkably, yet to come. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, Writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson ... attempts to fill out a flimsy plot structure by making the characters' comings and goings overly convoluted. Read more

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter: Endless video-game-style, violent mayhem is on display in this latest edition of the mind-numbing apocalypse series. Read more

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times: If they ran these scenes at normal speed, would 95 dreary minutes become a much more expedient 20 to 25? Read more

Rafer Guzman, Newsday: The script is incoherent and the acting is terrible -- avatars would have been an improvement. Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: Thuddingly awful. Read more

Adam Litovitz, Globe and Mail: Like an established pizza chain, director Anderson is in thrall to a guarantee: all relationships, of any significance, will be established in three seconds or less. Read more

Linda Barnard, Toronto Star: It's all the same blah-blah carnage as the first four flicks, with 3D effects hurling blood, blades and body parts into the audience amid a non-stop barrage of gunfire and explosions. Read more

Joe Leydon, Variety: Some sequels suggest that no one involved with a franchise really cares anymore. Read more

Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice: Diagramming every revolution of Jovovich in wheeling and whirling action, however, Anderson is pitch-perfect when singing the body electric. Read more