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Release Date: March 15th, 2002

DVD Release Date: July 30th, 2002

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Based on the popular video game, Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez star as the leaders of a commando team who must break into "the hive," a vast underground genetics laboratory operated by the powerful Umbrella Corporation. There, a deadly virus has been unleashed, killing the lab's personnel and resurrecting them as the evil Un-dead. The team has just three hours to shut down the lab's supercomputer and close the facility before the virus threatens to overrun the Earth.

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, Ryan McCluskey, Oscar Pearce, Indra Ové, Anna Bolt, Joseph May

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Genres: Horror, Action

Production Co: Impact Pictures, New Legacy, Metropolitan, Davis Films

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The dialogue is nothing to speak of, but the movie has a dynamite opening sequence in which the corporation turns on its workers, leaving them, if not dead, then with "virtually no intelligence," like office workers everywhere.

  • About as good as the genre gets.

  • One of the few video game movies to truly re-create the gaming experience -- from the three-dimensional maps to the structure of encountering increasingly grisly and dangerous foes at higher levels of play. show more

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