Doomsday Reviews

  • [Director] Marshall cribs whole sections from other movies (Aliens and The Road Warrior, most blatantly) so baldly that you have to wonder how he'd like it if someone ripped off The Descent this egregiously.

    Gregory Kirschling — Entertainment Weekly

  • Doomsday is frenetic, loud, wildly imprecise and so derivative that it doesn't so much seem to reference its antecedents as try on their famous images like a child playing dress-up. Homage without innovation isn't homage, it's karaoke.

    Matt Zoller Seitz — New York Times

  • Marshall reveals himself to be a terrific showman of chaos and comic savagery. This is Baz Luhrmann's Mad Max.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • I still believe with all my heart that no movie with real car stunts, a tough-chick hero, and a severed head that thunks directly into the camera can be all bad. But this is pushing it.

    Jim Ridley — Village Voice

  • Most fantasy-action films blow their budgets in the first half-hour, and limp home with their makeup smeared. Doomsday is unusually patient, smartly saving most of its fireworks for the later innings.

    David Hiltbrand — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Those with a taste for revved-up, splattery fantasy thrills won't be complaining.

    Dennis Harvey — Variety

  • Imagine the first serious competition to the Deutsche dummkopf Uwe Boll as "worst director" working today, thanks to this mad and maddening mash-up genre picture.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • If you can accept this farrago of nonsense, and enjoy simulated beheadings and lopped-off hands and massive spurts and splashes of blood, this may be the movie for you.

    Philip Marchand — Toronto Star

  • Doomsday typifies the kind of movie that gets dumped into theaters during the late winter -- a regurgitated storyline, no big stars, and no real prospects at the box office.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • I somehow ended up admiring "Doomsday" for being the most unapologetically ridiculously, preposterous action movie I've ever seen.

    Jeffrey Lyles — Lyles' Movie Files

  • Marshall's adrenalin-fuelled skill and enthusiasm propel the action forward with reckless abandon.

    Nigel Floyd — Time Out

  • In terms of sheer excitement, it's the best movie of 2008.

    Dave White —

  • Marshall's mash note to '80s postapocalyptic action-adventures re-creates the era's trashy pleasures with such scrupulous fidelity -- and distinct lack of irony -- that you'd swear the movie was unearthed from the ruins of a Times Square grind house.

    David Fear — Time Out New York

  • As it slogs through one hectic yet mundane set pieces after another, the film slowly drowns in its own pool of cliches.

    Nick Schager — Lessons of Darkness

  • One's enjoyment of Doomsday might stem from how much one admires a blatant homage to the 1980s.

    Matt Brunson — Creative Loafing

  • Doomsday might seem novel - if you've never seen "The Road Warrior," "Aliens," "Escape from New York" or any other post-apocalyptic flick before.

    Christian Toto — Washington Times

  • A bit like a medley of greatest hits performed by a hot, young talent who brings a new vocal inflection to the tired, old standards.

    Steve Biodrowski — Cinefantastique

  • Doomsday possede definitivement toutes les caracteristiques d'un film culte en devenir, meme si celles-ci nous laissent toujours en tete une curieuse impression de deja vu.

    Jean-Francois Vandeuren — Panorama

  • A tribute to the early 1980s anarchy actioners The Road Warrior and Escape From New York, Neil Marshall's Doomsday also blends elements from 28 Days Later for a fun and ultra-violent action-sci-fi-kinda-horror film.

    Lucius Gore — ESplatter

  • Get your Mad Max mutant-maniacs-in-monster-machines on.

    Kevin A. Ranson —

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