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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A wild ride through nonstop visual effects yet a warm wallow in the cinema of the dumbed-down. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The story is unfocused and the character development is virtually nonexistent. show more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This good movie could have been great if writer Akiva Goldsman had been able to -- or been permitted to -- dump the boundaries of the TV source altogether. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The filmmakers can't decide what sort of picture they're trying to cook up, so they keep oscillating among shallow psychological drama, high-tech action sequences, and comedy scenes that are themselves an uneasy mixture of sitcom-style dialogue and self-mocking campiness. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    The picture is a relentless blast of color and movement that's based on the old TV show, but boils down to a supercharged version of old-time Saturday-afternoon movie serials. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's got cheesy special effects, a muddy visual look, and characters who say obvious things in obvious ways. show more

  • 60
    Empire

    Though there's an obvious, admirable effort to supply character development and plot twists, the set-work and special effects - both stylish and stunning - tend to dominate. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The whole thing is fun for 11-year-olds of all ages. show more

  • 50
    Film Threat

    About the only thing that is lucid, in the malestrom of wham-bam effects, is the set-up for a sequel. show more

  • 40
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Episodically eventful but utterly unsuspenseful, the film is a diversion that requires little attention and satisfies the film-going needs of a wide variety of viewers. show more

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