“Now This More Like It”
“Fuck You Danny Glover Here Is The True Sequle To Predator”
“I'm Not A Good Man...But I'm Fast!!”
“We Are Predators, Just Like Them. We're The Monsters Of Our Own World.”
“OVERALL A Great Watch, Full Of Great Action-Packed Sequences And A Great Opener To A Hopefully New Series”
“We're Being Hunted. The Cages. The Soldier. All Of Us. All Brought Here For The Same Purpose. This Planet Is A Game Preserve. And We're The Game.”
“Awesome Preadator Movie Better Then The 2nd Not Better Then The First One”
“Getting Back To Our Old Predator Ways”
“Anacondas Meets Lost!”
“A Strong Sequel, But Still Pales In Comparison To The Original”
“A (ROLLS) ROYCE MOVIE”
“Predators, Just Like Predator, But With An S On The End, Genius!”
“Predators Should Hopefully Cure Your Summer Blues For The Time Being. While Often Cliche And Predictable, The Film Still Rejuvinates A Franchise That Has Been Preyed Upon By A Flock Of Mediocre Films Since The First Entry Back In 1987”
“Violent, Derivative Action Pic That Largely Feels Like A Worthy Sequel To The 1987 Original”
“The First Third Of The Film Is Promising, But It Goes Downhill From There.”
“Shouldn't "Predator 2" Been Called "Predators"?”
“Now This Is A Predator Movie!!”
“Finally Another Good Predator Film”
“Good Enough To Meet Standards.”
“Drien Brody And Alice Braga: Then There Were One, No -- Two, Yes Two”
“I Enjoyed Much More In Its First Hour Than Its Last Forty Minutes. The Film Sort Of Went Downhill There For Me.”
“After 20 Years Of Cheesy/unneccessary Sequels And Spin-offs, The Franchise Returns To Its Roots Making It The First True "Predator" Movie Since The Original.”
“'PREDATORS' POUNCE ON DISAPPOINTMENT”
“While Not The Best Predator Movie, Its The Best Since Predator!!”
“Action Galore And Not Much More”
“The Worlds Most Dangerous Killers? YES!”
“Hollywood F**ks It Up Again!”
“One Ugly Motherf/?$%r”
“Awesome Way To Get Your Predators FIX”
“5 O' Clock, Raping Bitches Time”
“What Passes For A Predator Flick These Days?”
“Better Than Predator 2 And OF COURSE AVP And AVP2”
“Its Decent , No Where Compares To The Original , Its Fun , Full Of Scares , Somewhat Keeps You On The Edge Of Your Seat. But The Screenplay Is Awful , There Is No Beginning , And The Performances Were OK , Predators May Or May Not Satisfy Predator Fans”
“Predators Does Not Succeed To Attract You, To Create It's Own Personality, To Be Original Or Keep You Interested Of What's Going On On The Screen Even Though As Pure Entertainment Your Money Won't Be Totally Lost Since There's Some Enjoyable Action”
“A Worthy Installment To The Predator Franchise. I Think Die Hard Fans Will Be Pleased.”
“... The Film Isn't Bad By Any Means, But It Takes Too Long Getting To A Sense Of Cinematic Confidence...”
“Finally A Great Summer Movie.”
“The Best Movie Of The Summer”
“An Amazing Screenplay Plus Exceptional Actors Playing Fantastic Characters In A Proven Franchise Equals One Hell Of A Motion Picture! Pound For Pound, This May Be The Best Film Of The Summer.”
“This Should Have Been The Sequel To The Original”
“AN ITENSE MOVIE EXPIRENCE!”
As a fan of Schwarzenegger's macho, heart-of-darkness original, it gives me no pleasure to say that Predators is an uninspired mess of mediocre action scenes strung together until the final reel.
Chris Nashawaty - Entertainment Weekly
This chaotic stew of fire, blood, mud and explosives is so devoid of terror and suspense that any metaphorical analysis is rendered moot.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
What starts with so much promise and intrigue devolves into a more predictable cat- and-mouse game. The fascination wears off as the initial premise never becomes fleshed out and plot holes loom larger than the monstrous mayhem.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
Predators is good if gory grindhouse fun. It tweaks the conventions of the summer monster movie, even as it observes them.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
Antal is a professional who respects your dollars. In a season where the blockbusters are as flat as month-old soda, that's the most romantic gesture a commercial filmmaker can make.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Predators tries to spice up the hunt-or-be-hunted thesis, but from the get-go, director Nimrod Antal's movie has nowhere to run.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
None of this is scary, and nothing makes sense.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
Predators mostly just suggests a bunch of grown-up men playing with toys and not bothering to invite the rest of us into their circle.
Christopher Kelly - Dallas Morning News
A stylish, lean and, well, familiar outing.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
Predators is just another movie-machine, running on action formula.
Kathleen Murphy - MSN Movies
It lacks the quiet suspense of the first Predator, and please don't even mention the Alien vs. Predator pictures, which lacked the subtlety of Mothra vs. Godzilla.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Some genre movies simply work out this way: Whatever their intentions or origins they percolate for about an hour. And then they sputter and hope that a promising first half will be enough to get by.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
The dialogue is dumber than dirt, and the plot crumbles at the halfway mark, but the movie does what a loud summer blockbuster should, which is loudly bust blocks.
Cliff Doerksen - Chicago Reader
Predator purists (is that an oxymoron?) have nothing to fear: This is a worthy follow-up.
Tirdad Derakhshani - Philadelphia Inquirer
Fanboys will jump foursquare upon this movie, rolling around barking in delight and waving their collective paws in the air. That's me over there, third from the left.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Predators is a pretty good action movie for about 45 minutes. Unfortunately, it lasts 106.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Dennis Harvey - Variety
After 23 years and three attempts, Predators finally delivers a solid sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger B-movie classic.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
All these years after Predator, these decades past the classic film, Most Dangerous Game, that inspired this genre, it's good to see the idea of the hunter becoming the hunted still gets the blood racing.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Antal leaves the door wide open for a sequel, which is good news for fans of the genre. But please, don't invite the Alien to the party.
Linda Barnard - Toronto Star
Predators needed more predators.
Laremy Legel - Film.com
It has fun showing us that humans can, indeed, be the most dangerous game.
Jennie Punter - Globe and Mail
Predator fans, fearing another lapse into disappointment, can relax. Although it's arguably not saying much, this is the second-best movie of the series to have "Predator" in the title.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
More is not necessarily scarier in this often lively but scattered reboot.
Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter
There isn't anything as comically grisly as the exploding head or Carl Weathers' arm removal, both well-remembered moments from the original Predator.
Jake Coyle - Associated Press
Innocent but skillful.
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org
If Aliens featured just a handful of xenomorphs, wouldn't you have been disappointed?
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
A decent cast, great effects and costumes and satisfying blood and gore make this a pretty decent horror remake, which you don't find too often.
Matt Joseph - We Got This Covered
A fun homage to the 1987 original that's every bit as explosive and exhilarating.
Jeffrey Lyles - Lyles' Movie Files
Predators never overcomes the fatal miscasting of Brody as the group's take-charge, tough-guy leader.
Steve Newton - Georgia Straight
Despite forgettable characters, this drama offers enough surprises to satisfy many fans of the long-running series.
John Hanlon - Big Hollywood
A good old-fashioned bad action movie; the type the eighties used to churn out on a regular basis.
Ali Gray - TheShiznit.co.uk
[The filmmakers] should go back and revisit the original film to discover what made it good in the first place.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
- Dark Horizons
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
This is Predator karaoke - a film which looks and sounds like the 1987 film, but lacks the zest.
Ed Whitfield - The Ooh Tray
It has no real new thoughts in its head but it updates all the old thoughts into a slimy new package just fine.
Dave White - Movies.com
The real enemy is too much exposition.
Matt Singer - IFC.com
It's nothing to shout from the rooftops about but, given the standard set by the majority of Predator movies, you're unlikely to be disappointed...
Mike Edwards - What Culture
Despite pacing problems, Predators is a wildly entertaining picture that bends the franchise back to more captivating quandaries, erasing much of the bad taste left behind by previous installments.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
There's something to be said about a movie with a Predator in it that is actually decent, especially after three previous tries in 20-plus years.
Jeffrey Chen - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Forget Predator 2 and all that Alien Vs Predator rubbish - this is the sequel that the Arnie-starring '80s actioner deserved.
Matt Neal - The Standard
Predators lovingly embraces its B-movie roots, but drags along the cinematic trappings, too.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
I couldn't get past Brody as an action hero, and I didn't jump from my seat once. I wanted at least that much from a film that spent so much money on bullets and bazookas and bombs and bombast.
James Plath - Movie Metropolis
Adrien Brody se toliko nabildao da je potpuno uvjerljiv kao mrcina koju biste voljeli imati na svojoj strani ako provod u narodnjačkom klubu krene po zlu
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
full review at Movies for the Masses
Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
If Predators had plunged deeper into the bloodsport-honour-hunting, kill-or-be-killed psyche of both sides, this could've been a truly jolting reboot.
Brian Gibson - Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
This film deserves more praise than I ever expected to lavish on a "Predator" movie.
Steve Biodrowski - Cinefantastique
After two poor Alien vs. Predator showings, Predators returns to the tried, true, and successful formula off setting 'em up and knocking 'em down.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
If you don't know the original 1987 classic Predator line-for-line and inside-out, you will probably miss half the gags in this one.
Tim Martain - The Mercury
Funciona surpreendentemente bem ao descartar qualquer tentativa de se estabelecer como uma ficcao cientifica seria e ao investir, em vez disso, na acao quase continua.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Nimbly directed by Nimrod Antal, this is something of a throwback to 1980s action-exploitation: The emphasis is on special makeup effects and brawny physicality rather than computer-generated imagery.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Most sequels are inferior to the original film, but "Predators" is an exception, a film that stands on its own and is the equal of the original film.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
'What planet is this?' asked Adrien. 'Wherever it is, my iPhone 4 keeps dropping calls,' said Danny Trejo.
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
Adrien Brody turns a spindly blow-away into an ass-kicking grunter
Corey Hall - Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
A big-budget B-movie made with some A-level flair.
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
You know priorities are out of whack when the film's most interesting performer, Machete's Danny Trejo, checks out waaay too early.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
Like many sequels, remakes and reinventions, Predators rarely assumes a life of its own.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Just pure awesome.
Fred Topel - Can Magazine
A startlingly good comeback for a franchise nearly spoiled for good with the horrendous "Alien vs. Predator" films.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Seeing The Pianist's Adrien Brody doing one-liners is like watching Patrick Stewart cover Public Enemy's 911 Is A Joke.
Rubin Safaya - Cinemalogue.com
Predators reboot a pleasant, gory surprise.
Charles Koplinski - Illinois Times
The drive-in -- and all that it entrails -- awaits.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
Predators culminates in a glorious battle royal of explosions, blood, bullets and beatings that set the screen on fire.
Stanley A. Miller II - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The movie never manages to come up with an ending, but why bother? There's going to be a sequel anyway.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
As soon as the movie starts, with Royce falling from the sky, 'Predators' is declaring you're going to have a fast, fun time. And for the most part, this movie totally delivers.
Jeff Bayer - The Scorecard Review
If the nicest thing you can say about Predators is that it's the best sequel that Predator has ever had, well: that's just not a very high bar to clear, now is it?
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
A cross between The Most Dangerous Game and The Twilight Zone with a touch of Cube... 'Predators vs. Humans,' anyone?
Maitland McDonagh - Miss FlickChick
Nimrod Antal has crafted an insanely action-packed science fiction flick while simultaneously paying homage to the original material and creating his own.
Kevin McCarthy - BDK Reviews
Can't get the Governator? Cast a real actor!
Brett Michel - Boston Phoenix
The odor of musty, late-'80s nostalgia may still hover around this already threadbare brand, but you simply don't see movies that leave both the curious and the fans who truly care this viscerally satisfied anymore.
David Fear - Time Out
Nothing can disguise the fact that it's ... contrived, chaotic and ultimately pointless
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
It's no "Aliens", but it does have an intriguing setup, good pace and a surprisingly action-ready Adrien Brody.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
If it's not going to be smart, it could at least have the decency to not also be boring.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
Starts out with a bang but ends up with a thud.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
An obvious improvement over the two Alien vs. Predator movies...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
When Mr. Brody starts running about bare-chested near the finale -- you'll want to applaud his exquisitely chiseled torso. Sadly, a six-pack does not a movie make.
Brandon Judell - CultureCatch
Antal's and Rodriguez's determination to pay tribute to the original film sometimes slips from homage to simple repetition. But they do bring enough new stuff to the table to make it worth any B-movie lover's time seeking this out.
Alistair Harkness - Scotsman
to say that it is the best of the Predator sequels is little more than faint praise
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Antal is a good enough action director that some of the combat is pretty exciting.
A.O. Scott - At the Movies
At the midpoint... it got more and more confined, claustrophobic and flatter.
Michael Phillips - At the Movies
If you're one of those people who don't want to be annoyed by those irritating elements like plot, characterization, depth, common sense or logic, then [this] is the movie for you...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
You wince at the cheesy dialogue poor Brody is obliged to mouth and wonder what such actors as Laurence Fishburne, Alice Braga and Topher Grace are doing here.
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
Since these aliens just live to parachute humans into their game preserve, you're left thinking they instead play canasta, cuddle with one another and hop through open fields like bunny rabbits because they sure haven't evolved to modern expectations.
Adam Fendelman - HollywoodChicago.com
It was decent. I wish it had been great.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
An unapologetically violent, B-movie popcorn chomper, Predators is the true successor to 1987's beefy, steroid-friendly original and real summer movie fun. Adrien Brody, action hero? Who knew?
Diva Velez - TheDivaReview.com
A sad attempt at rebooting an already used up storyline.
Michael Black - ReviewExpress.com
The return of some much needed intensity, excitement and darkness to this game of hunter vs. prey
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
Producer Robert Rodriguez has assembled a team of filmmakers to create what feels like the only genuine Predator sequel to date.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Keeps the Predator tradition alive. Adrien Brody found his true calling as an actor. He's got that face you can't trust but want to.
Victoria Alexander - FilmsInReview.com
The third-act developments feel a bit too hasty, but beyond that and some cheesy-looking digital fire, Predators generally makes for 100 minutes of run-and-gun fun.
William Goss - Cinematical
It's the kind of back-to-basics approach to B-movie filmmaking that fans will love, filled with great characters, snappy dialogue, and plenty of action. What more could you want?
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com
What it lacks in imagination, it makes up in execution. It fulfills its limited potential, which is more than can be said of most of this summer's movies.
Jeremy Heilman - MovieMartyr.com
Predators is a movie you love if it's your thing. Key word: if. It's not mine.
Gary Wolcott - Tri-City Herald
Predators may not be the instant classic Predator was, but as an action-oriented Sci-fi thriller and an entertaining summer diversion, it fills the bill.
Pam Grady - Boxoffice Magazine
Antal is better with surprise than with suspense and as long as there's lots of action going on the film is good, old-fashioned Saturday afternoon fun ...
Sarah Boslaugh - Playback:stl
A fun call-back to its gruesome predecessor. What it lacks in machismo, it certainly makes up for with atmosphere.
Neil Miller - Film School Rejects
The B-movie pleasures found in Predators make the original look like high art.
Christian Toto - What Would Toto Watch?
- National Post
There is a point where I thought this was a misguided Apocalypse Now homage. There was another point where I thought: Adrien Brody is no Arnold Schwarzenegger. But in the end what really disappointed me were the underdeveloped character tensions.
Jason Di Rosso - MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Perhaps its best that Predators keeps its ambitions humble, but a dearth of inspiration makes this fifth Predator film dangerously close to a rehash of the first film.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Adrien Brody does what he can, but at the end of the day, he'll never be as badass and physically imposing as Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
The main suspense lies in figuring out the order in which they'll be eliminated and who will be alive for the finale. Except not really: Algorithms could predict these things.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
"Predators" is a B movie that knows its job, and does it.
Kurt Loder - MTV
Adrien Brody is trying to use the gravelliest, froggiest voice possible to sound tougher than he looks. Then he takes off his shirt and proves he is no Arnold (he's no Taylor Lautner, either).
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
If you plunk down money for a ticket hoping to see some mindless carnage, you're in luck.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
I wouldn't say Predators is a great movie, but it's good enough, executing its simple premise with tension and testosterone to spare.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Antal knows how to hit it and quit, a skill that bombastic directors like Michael Bay and Roland Emmerich will never develop.
Christopher Long - Movie Metropolis
It's silly, bloody fun.
Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger
They are still hunters. And this time, they're hunting us.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Right from its memorable opening... Predators is an adrenaline rush.
Daniel M. Kimmel - New England Movies Weekly
If you can't guess which group members survive, you probably haven't seen too many of these formulaic predictable action films.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Brody does his best Clint Eastwood/Snake Plissken impression (yes, there is such a thing as good miscasting), but he knows what kind of movie he's in; watch him practice his "tough guy" faces even when he's in the background of a shot.
Adam Lippe - Examiner.com
It's amazing how just a little extra effort can make an action film's "talky parts" almost as much fun as the mayhem.
Scott Weinberg - FEARnet
Antal conjures up some arresting visuals, like the opening shot of Brody waking up in freefall, and some well-paced action sequences as the cast is killed off in reverse order of billing.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Predators is brisk and busy, with plenty of other threats to contend with besides those monsters.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
Almost a quarter-century after the B-movie that launched an improbable franchise, we get a reboot that simply spins it wheels, content to deliver exactly what most will expect from it and absolutely nothing more.
Brian Tallerico - Movie Retriever
Fans had hoped that having Robert Rodriguez as a producer would revitalize the series. Sorry, this is just more of the same.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
It's too bad the film about fighting to the death against high tech thugs from space isn't more, oh, scary.
Dan Lybarger - eFilmCritic.com
A spirited, slickly mounted production that suffers more from sins of omission than commission, yet is anchored by performances that remind us while otherworldly hunters may be the stars of Predator series, humans still matter.
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
This small-minded reshuffling of the "Predator" franchise that began in 1987 is little more than a modern sci-fi B-movie filled with more plot holes than you can count.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
Often lazy and somewhat tedious, but mindlessly exciting and thrilling on a purely visceral level thanks to Nimrod Antal's deft directing skills.
Avi Offer - NYC Movie Guru
It took twenty-three years, but Predator has finally found a worthwhile heir.
Rob Vaux - Mania.com
After the opening scene, there's not a shred of originality in this frantic sci-fi sequel.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
Predators is a well-crafted film, but it is joyless.
Jordan Hoffman - UGO
Predators is something different, a tone altogether absent since the days of the original. That it also stands up as a film of today makes it all the more enjoyable.
Joe Utichi - Cinematical
This film's big innovation is a Hemingway reference and the creation of two different predator tribes involved in a (gooey green) blood feud. But my biggest question is: Why do you and the other "elite" fighters waste all your ammunition shooting like, a
James Verniere - Boston Herald
A vast improvement on that Vs. Alien nonsense...
Alex Zane - Sun Online
A great film whenever the actors aren't actually required to deliver any lines.
Dave Golder - SFX Magazine
Little Richard is sure to be proud.
Unlike the original Predator, helmed by the intuitive and typically fast-and-loose director John McTiernan, Predators is clearly the product of a self-conscious craftsman.
Simon Abrams - Slant Magazine
quite possibly the best fan-service sequel of all time, and one of my favorite films of the summer.
Todd Gilchrist - Hollywood News
Predators begins with a freefall and dive-bombs from there, toward a closing line summing it up: "Let's get off this (blank)in' planet," one survivor of alien evisceration says to another, speaking for anyone ready to get out of the (blank)in' theater.
Steve Persall - Tampa Bay Times
Fans of the original have likely grown resigned to disappointment with its descendents; Predators will not change that entirely, but it may summon enough fond memories to sneak by.
Michelle Orange - Movieline
One of this summer's few movies that deserves to be called fun ... Suffice to say that Predators has the perfect amount of oozing, neon-green alien goo.
Matt Pais - Metromix.com
Does almost too good a job of following a roadmap conceived for maximum excitement in 1987.
Geoff Berkshire - Metromix.com
Predators is a midsummer surprise that should restore some life to a franchise that seemed to me to be well past its expiration date.
Drew McWeeny - HitFix
A pretty decent, grim little lost-patrol mash-up of the original Predator and Pitch Black -- a perfectly fine night at the beer-theater, in other words.
Mike Russell - Oregonian
As the humour and colour drain out of the film, the same-old monsters arrive and we end up in near darkness, barely able to comprehend what we're doing watching this nonsense one more time.
Graham Young - Birmingham Post
If you come out of 'Predators' thinking you've seen it before, it's because you have.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Superb pacing, robust acting and a very fishy Fishburne all help to overshadow some poorly directed set pieces and ensure that the mandible-possessing aliens are back hunting with the requisite bang.
Ben Rawson-Jones - Digital Spy
This time, the big, disappearing, dreadlocked hunters from outer space must face off against...Adrien Brody? Don't worry, action fans, it plays out a lot better than it sounds. Just pray he doesn't run for governor afterward.
Luke Y. Thompson - E! Online
Let's be honest: you see a Predator movie for the bone-crunching battles between alien and man, and on that front, Antal's film delivers in spades, with blood spilled, spines split and heads separated from bodies at regular intervals.
Chris Tilly - IGN Movies UK
Brody is not the odd choice one might think as the leader of the pack here - he gives gravitas to his performance and throws out a good Hemingway quote.
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
It's not a 'reboot', or a 'reimagining', of the 1980s, Arnie-starring, cult classic, man-versus-monster pic. It's more like the ultimate work of fan-fiction.
Robbie Collin - News of the World
The only interesting person is Grace, who grasps the essential absurdity at work here and, eyebrow cocked knowingly, runs with it
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
A faithful, respectful hat tip to a franchise loved the world over.
Peter Hall - Hollywood.com
Predators is reasonably entertaining, thanks to some enjoyable set-pieces and mostly decent performances, but it's never as thrilling as it ought to be.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
This story has been done to death, but the twists screenwriters Michael Fitch and Alex Litvak came up with are really inane. One of them is completely predictable, when you think about the casting.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
A well-crafted, solidly entertaining meat-and-potatoes action movie that gives the titular creatures their best showcase since the original Predator.
Ethan Alter - Film Journal International
This movie is admirably stripped-down and simplified.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Common Sense Media
A much need shot of adrenaline in a summer dominated by emo-vampires, and ten year old action heroes.
Chris Bumbray - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
The make- up effects, by maestros Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger, are well done and not over the top.
Michael A. Smith - Nolan's Pop Culture Review
'Predators' is the sequel to the original movie that we've been waiting for - for a very long time.
Vic Holtreman - ScreenRant
A spine-ripping good time that evokes the spirit of the original films.
Jen Yamato - Movies.com
After so many iterations in every possible medium, the Predator series needed a shot of vitality, not another workmanlike go-around.
Scott Tobias - AV Club
Predators doesn't live up to its potential, but it is a step in the right direction for the franchise
Rebecca Murray - About.com
Frankly, one expects a little more from Robert Rodriguez
Bill Gibron - Filmcritic.com
It always bugs me that sloppiness and/or distracting elements end up making their way onto the screen. But the action is decently handled and the film pretty much delivers on what its target audience is looking for. (Parental Review also Available)
Jim Judy - Screen It!
Predators proves to be the '80s revival movie that's most adept at tribute, homage and other euphemisms for stealing, primarily because it performs its salvage job with such playful energy.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
While it may be better than "Predator 2," the difference in quality between the two is almost too negligible to notice.
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
In the end, Predators devolves into a succession of warrior-to-warrior battles. This stuff is fun but not terribly exciting.
Peter Galvin - sbs.com.au
It will surprise, disappoint and ultimately anger those hoping this film may have, at least, upped the stakes to give Predator the Aliens sequel it always deserved. That shot in the trailer of multiple laser sights trained on Brody is a cheat.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
What we really have here when all is bled and done is a fan-friendly homage to the original 1987 Predator.
Leigh Paatsch - Herald Sun (Australia)
[A] Xerox copy of the 1987 original... It's competently executed, but someone forgot to ask what the point of the whole endeavor was...
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
For a movie with an all-action style, there's a little more down time than you'd expect but both sci-fi and gore fans should easily get their fix.
Andreas Heinemann - Flicks.co.nz
With significant input from producer Robert Rodriguez, director Nimrod Antal pays homage to the original while taking the franchise to the next level conceptually.
Annlee Ellingson - Moving Pictures Magazine
A tight, surprising, well made action flick that relishes in macho-ness.
Marc Fennell - Triple j
A stolid, uninspired imitation of the original...
It's a dumb action movie in a summer full of dumb movies, and yet it's always entertaining. And you won't really miss Arnold at all.
Connie Ogle - Miami Herald
Brody has the makings of a first-class action hero. Unfortunately, he is strutting his stuff in a third-rate action movie.
James O'Brien - Daily Mail [UK]
Here's to director Nimrod Antal, who since coming to Hollywood has managed to not only overcome an unfortunate name but also at least two unpromising movie assignments.
Josh Larsen - LarsenOnFilm
PREDATORS is a pretty awesome flick...[it's] loaded with action, gore, and freakin' cool Predators; this is what summer movies are made of.
Brad Miska - Bloody Disgusting
Predators sets out to pay homage to the original movie by echoing it, but instead it mostly ends up duplicating it.
Joshua Tyler - Giant Freakin Robot
An unnecessary reboot of the 1987 cult movie. Quite literally every image, every idea in Predators, is a straight steal from another film.
Antonia Quirke - Financial Times
Better than Predator 2, not a patch of the original. A throwback game-of-death, Rodriguez and Antal's sequel hurls out plenty of gore but few surprises. Left wide open for unlimited sequels, could this be a vehicle for RR to blood new directors?
Jonathan Crocker - Total Film
While it's as fresh as the skinned corpses hanging from the trees, the 'ten little Indians' set-up never tires and Antal keeps the action brisk and bloody enough to make you forget you've seen it all before.
Elliott Noble - Sky Movies
This is the kind of film you go to expecting gore and shocks; ultimately these two elements, along with the predators themselves, are sadly awol in this latest version.
Beth Wilson - Trespass
It's not as much sheer fun as Predator, but then again, what is?
Catherine Bray - Film4
Predator fans rejoice! Finally a sequel has arrived that is worthy of its 1987 predecessor, in the ultra serious and equally bloody Predators.
Matthew Pejkovic - Matt's Movie Reviews
Gory, action packed and full to the brim with rampant Predator action. What more could you want?
David Michael Brown - Empire Magazine Australasia
This is the sequel that John McTiernan and Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1987 original deserved, as director Nimrod Antal delivers enough hard core sci-fi, explosive action and monster mayhem to justify its belated arrival.
Nigel Floyd - Time Out
A solidly okay Saturday night effort, but unambitious considering the talent involved. Maybe Rodriguez should direct Predator Resurrection, but get a science fiction writer to script it.
Kim Newman - Empire Magazine
It's a return to the suspenseful, high-velocity form of the original Predator.
Nick Dent - Time Out Sydney
Though Predators isn't quite as well put together as the original film, nor do the sequences offer the same sustained threat, it's still enough to get your adrenaline flowing.
Sam Bathe - Fan The Fire
Delivering on its promise, Predators is a moody, unrelenting and attention-grabbing sci-fi thriller, filled with action, splendid visual effects and packed with undulating tension
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
While the first Predator movie was a vehicle for its star and the second didn't make a whole load of sense, Predators foregrounds the action and brooding menace of the bloodthirsty aliens.
Jack Sargeant - FILMINK (Australia)
For the most part Predators is B-grade fun in the best possible way.
Thomas Caldwell - Cinema Autopsy
Full of surprises and twists, the action and the relationships between the contrasting characters keeps us glued
Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile