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Based on 12 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Its dazzling special effects make its combatants flip and fly, spin and soar, all the while punching and kicking each other like jackhammers, only to leave viewers utterly unmoved. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It wastes no time getting to the punching, kicking, stomping and zapping that passes for a cinematic event. [22Nov1997 Pg. 35] show more

  • 12
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This film has no story, no characters, and no coherence. show more

  • 20
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    This tedious hodgepodge of martial-arts mayhem, bogus mysticism and computer-generated special effects doesn't even pretend to have a plot. show more

  • 20

    It would miss the point to complain that the plot is nonsensical drivel peopled by paper-thin characters and a paucity of ideas. show more

  • NA
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    The movie is nothing more than a perpetual chain of elaborately choreographed (by returning star Robin Shou) fight sequences that mix live-action foregrounds with complexly layered digital effects and are linked together by the most flimsy and laughable of plot elements. show more

  • 16
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Fragmented and monotonous, without a semblance of the gymnastic cleverness that at least made the first Mortal Kombat film into watchable trash, Mortal Kombat Annihilation is as debased as movies come. show more

  • 60
    Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader

    But the most stimulating, satisfying aspect of this action fantasy is the theme music. show more

  • 30

    Pic consists largely of choppily edited fight scenes (usually involving somersaults and back flips) combined with various computer graphic effects. show more

  • 10
    Los Angeles Times

    The sequel is quite serious, charmless and critic-proof (in fact, it wasn't screened for the media), and it may attract the teenagers who have made the game so popular. [24Nov1997 Pg.10] show more

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