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Based on 34 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    "Your incompetence is most taxing," says the chief vampire (Bill Nighy). A line that pretty much nails this rusty Blade. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Could use script transfusion, or at least a few quarts of levity. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Neither side is worth rooting for in this ridiculous blood feud, which features some of the year's most laughable dialogue. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The filmmakers' decision to go with prosthetic enhancements rather than CGI gives the snouts, fangs and snapping jaws a refreshingly tactile look. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Beckinsale delivers even if Underworld doesn't quite manage to follow through on its initial promise. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    At heart, this is an old-fashioned monster flick decked out with Hollywood's full battery of high-tech visual effects. It's as goofy as it is gory -- stay away if you don't like in-your-face mayhem. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    However much Underworld recycles elements from other films, it carries us into a well-constructed, convincingly scary world worth visiting. show more

  • 63
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Has one other thing in common with "The Matrix Reloaded" -- too much story, too many angles. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    As murky and derivative-looking as the film is, it moves with an authority that pummels you into submission. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    An example of a vampire movie for the new century -- stylish, gothic, gory, and loud. show more

similar movies

  • Underworld: Evolution (2006)

  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

  • Underworld: Awakening (2012)

  • Blade II (2002)

  • The Matrix (1999)

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