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  • 75
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    One caveat: The film has more blood-splatter than a dozen zombie movies. If you can handle that, Doomsday's drunken mash-up of futuristic and feudal is surprisingly satisfying. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Mitra, clad in the requisite tight, sexy outfits, conveys a suitable toughness but little in the way of personality, while such distinguished British actors as Bob Hoskins and Adrian Lester dutifully show up to collect their paychecks. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Marshall reveals himself to be a terrific showman of chaos and comic savagery. This is Baz Luhrmann's "Mad Max." show more

  • 63
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Marshall delivers what he promises and Mitri makes for a cool, kick-arse heroine in the Ellen Ripley mold. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Doomsday tries to cram so much into its limited 105 minutes that aspects end up feeling rushed and confused (especially the political situation in England) and the ending is perfunctory. show more

  • 50
    Stina Chyn Film Threat

    As a guilty pleasure, it’s spectacularly entertaining show more

  • 40
    Empire

    Marshall's film is crammed full of good ideas but doesn't have the cohesion to pull them all together. Less effective than "Dog Soldiers," never mind "The Descent." show more

  • 50
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Marshall, like his characters, does not mess around: Good people do bad things to not-entirely bad people while the Man (in this case No. 10 Downing St.) seeks ways to screw everyone. show more

  • 50
    Entertainment Weekly

    Marshall cribs whole sections from other movies (Aliens and The Road Warrior, most blatantly) so baldly that you have to wonder how he'd like it if someone ripped off "The Descent" this egregiously. show more

  • 70
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Neil Marshall's flair for visceral action more than compensates for his script's lack of conceptual novelty in Doomsday. Principally South Africa-shot tale of a post-apocalyptic Great Britain cobbles together large chunks of "Escape From New York," "The Road Warrior," "28 Days Later" and "Resident Evil," but those with a taste for revved-up, splattery fantasy thrills won't be complaining. show more

  • August 20, 2008 monster
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    Awesome! anyone older than 30 will appreciate this alot more. Remeniscient of all the sci fi action films of the eighties and seventies. What a great producer

  • May 22, 2008 greyplasticduck
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    there is like 4 films in this movie. starts off serious then goes on to a comic ridiculous scene of a bunch of savage punks singing and eating people then goes to a cheese medieval time then an action cheesy american resident evil part. so many ideas put straight into the film with out backing them up with a proper story line and emotional connections between characters no reasons for the ideas he puts in.its like reading the news with out the commentators

  • May 22, 2008 jcole123456789
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    This is one of the worst movies ever next to Howard the Duck. Some movies are so bad they're funny, this one is so bad it pi$$es you off. Nothing makes any sense in this movie. This movie is a cheap spin on movies like Mad Max, Escape from NY, 28 Days, and Cyborg with Jean Claud. If you just want to see an angry movie with no likeable characters, especially the protagonist who is just an angry girl with no sense, or maybe if you're just mad at the government go watch this - it has all the worst cliches you can imagine. If the directer took it a bit farther with the stupid humor and did a little character development and maybe some female nudity I might rate this a little higher as a black humor movie, but it fails even that mark. Some people in the theater laughed when she clicked the car alarm and the busted rear view mirror dropped, sorry that's just not funny, it's not dumb humor or bad humor, it's just not worth watching and should have been edited out. There are other scenes where people get run over and pop like zits, but I didn't see much humor in that either. I did like the props and costumes of the punk anarchists but other than that I couldn't get past the lack of thought that went into the making of this movie: stupid, stupid, stupid. Save your money.

  • May 22, 2008 bluesteelman11
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    this movie was a complete waste of time and money. at first it seems kind of like an extremely violent version of mad max, with almost a Tarantino vibe, but dont be fooled, the plot never really gets off the ground, and the acting is weak. im normally a fan of violent gory movies, but doomsday pushes it to the point of nausea. be ready for some graphic cannibalism. i think this movie had real potential, but the bottom line is that it sucked.

  • May 22, 2008 BCleggsRus
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    this movie was probably the first movie in a while that didnt have one boring moment.it was nearly all violence not as much gore as youd think. it was just a new twist on post apocalypse

  • May 22, 2008 moviefan452
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    There must be some gloomy premonitions in Merry Ole England of late. They have been treating us to some very depressing visions of the future such as The Children of Men and V for Vendetta. Neil Marshall who previously directed The Decent is back with Doomsday. Read my full review at johnhuntspace.com/doomsday.html

  • May 22, 2008 Bart
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    The plot and characters were very thin in the beginning. It will get better I told myself. As the movie progressed, the juvenility of the screen writers grew louder in every scene. The move did not get better, but got worse. One reviewer called it "mindless entertainment". That is half right ... it was *not* entertaining. I walked out about 50 minutes into it. I have not walked out of a movie since 1982. That was a waste of time and money.

  • May 22, 2008 THE DESERT RAT
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    "I loved it, even the car chase" (?) !!!! ....the CAR CHASE??? oh my God, where the hell is our culture going??Roger FultonYuma, Arizona

  • May 22, 2008 jmoffett4
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    Will own on blu ray. This is an awesome guy flick leave the skirt at home unless she is down with the comic gore. Chick on chick I mean hot, chick on chick sword fight ending in beheading. How good is that. Hot chick vs. big burly knight in shining armor and she spikes him w pickaxe. A bently continental gt car chase w/human roadkill. All of you windbags need to wake up and smell the red hot cannibal action and get some splatter.

  • May 22, 2008 liftedshadowsoff
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    Doomsday won me over the moment I saw Eden's removable eye(she has a prosthetic eye) with a tiny camera inside to record stuff with(very Scifi).The movie is massively over the top from the first few minutes, with a blood spattering massacre at the new Great Wall of Scotland, and then a sequence where Eden takes a bunch of random bad guys. (There's a naked woman in the bathtub, so of course she has a shotgun with her. Who wouldn't?) And it just gets crazier and crazier. Strap yourself in tight cause you're going on the ride of your life. It is a thrilling, gory and epic masterpiece. It's 2038 and Eden is sent into London to locate a cure for a 2nd outbreak of the Reaper virus. Her task once she joins her crew beyond the quarantine wall, will be anything but easy. The savage survivors who've been shunned by their own goverment, are very angry to say the least and will stop at nothing to stop Eden

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