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Rated R for bloody violence and some sexuality.

R In Theaters 01/23/2009 , 92min.
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July 23, 2009
Good movie. Filled in a lot of the details from the other two. All in all a good prequel. Worth renting at least for sure!!
March 01, 2009
Sweetsunshinesmi-- HA HA!! "SIT THRU" the love scene" ??? The LOVE SCENE was one of the BEST PARTS!!! BUT... I have always been partial to Lucian--this movie has been a long-time coming WISH FOR ME!! EXCELLENT movie, WELL worth the wait, & HOT!!!
February 28, 2009
Excellent movie. Well worth seeing for some great special effects, wonderful storyline, and really good acting. If you are a vampire/werewolf fan, or you just like the dark underside of the fantasy universe, then go see this movie.
February 15, 2009
The story was good telling the backstory of the first 2 movies. What I did not like was that there was too much CGI in this one. What happened to the animatronic werewolves used throughout the first 2? The change in director may have been the reason, but this director is said to be the one that made the creatures for the other movies. So why so much CGI? Even the sets and background were mostly
February 11, 2009
I loved the movie. You already know the plot its the rise of Lycan which mean you had to sit through the love scene but he did try to spice it up with werewolf biting, fighting and trying to get in were they lived. Victor was much more meaner in this movie then all the rest.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Los Angeles Times
Grimly competent. Full Review
Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly
Sheen and Nighy do their best with the material, but this is easily the worst Underworld so far. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The highlight of this fantasy/horror hybrid is watching a pair of the best British character actors --- Bill Nighy and Michael Sheen -- shed their thespian respectability and unleash their inner beasts. Full Review
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
Grimly competent. Full Review
James Berardinelli
The first film was significantly better and, therefore, is the place to start for anyone with a modicum of interest. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is an also-ran that is likely to be appreciated only by completists. Full Review

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