Resident Evil: Extinction plays like a flabby middle chapter, full of nerdy details but fraudulently short on the ruined Vegas-scape that ads have been promising.
Scott Brown - Entertainment Weekly
The third installment in the video-game-derived series of films is not exactly dull but never interesting either.
Matt Zoller Seitz - New York Times
While it doesn't present anything that is in any way original, it's fast and fun enough not to outstay its welcome.
Phelim O'Neill - Guardian [UK]
It's all so much more fun when you're the one with the controller, telling the heroes what to do: Watching this stuff unfold onscreen is like sitting by while someone plays your video games without you.
Erin Meister - Boston Globe
The action is not so much bloody as bloody monotonous.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
The palette is post-apocalyptic America, with generous squeezes of every cinematic pigment from The Omega Man to Mad Max to Night of the Living Dead. Really, the lack of flying saucers ultimately becomes quite amazing.
Matt Weitz - Dallas Morning News
Pic never really achieves maximum velocity as a full-throttle action-adventure opus, despite game efforts by returning star Milla Jovovich.
Joe Leydon - Variety
Resident Evil: Extinction is no more interesting than watching someone else play with his Xbox.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
If ever a movie was made for a quick in-and-out engagement at the multiplex, this is it.
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
The third in the modestly successful franchise spawned by the ultraviolent video-game, Resident Evil: Extinction provides little in the way of satisfying explanations or, for that matter, satisfying anything.
Jason Anderson - Globe and Mail
Fast-paced and filled with brisk action sequences, the film should reasonably satisfy the devotees.
Frank Scheck - Hollywood Reporter
The story and characters are surprisingly engaging, with fight scenes and scares effectively placed between plot turns.
Kevin Crust - Los Angeles Times
As far as this franchise goes, it looks like it's game over as the only thing extinct is the creativity.
Jeffrey Lyles - Lyles' Movie Files
Zombie sequel is just as grisly as the first two.
Charles Cassady - Common Sense Media
There doesn't seem to be much other point to Extinction, with its disposable story and its ever-more-conspicuous lack of any original ideas.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
The latest installment in writer/producer Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil series may have opened atop the box office, but hardcore gamers know where the real action is.
Brett Michel - Boston Phoenix
Director Russell Mulcahy is revered by genre fans for his work on the original Highlander, but he won't gain many followers outside Fangoria circles with this over-the-top splatter fest.
Steve Newton - Georgia Straight
Groovy bit of multiplex pandemonium
Fernando F. Croce - CinePassion
Rips from as many movies as possible, and fails to even do that right.
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
The franchise is becoming almost as mindless as the zombies it portrays, lumbeirng on with only repetitive instinct, while all true vitality has long since passed away.
Steve Biodrowski - ESplatter
najve%u0107i adut filma je, kao i uvijek, Milla Jovovich
Dragan Antulov - Index.hr
An occasional wide shot, of half-buried Las Vegas, say, hints at the postapocalyptic doom these movies have never quite achieved.
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out New York
Falha ate mesmo na tarefa de levar o publico a se importar com seus personagens; nao ha uma unica baixa entre os mocinhos que realmente faca o espectador sentir um no na garganta ou simplesmente pensar "Que pena. Era uma boa pessoa.".
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
The action at times is pretty effective, from an attack by an infected flock of crows, to some brutal fighting in a sand-engulfed Las Vegas.
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
Fun, forgettable stuff -- but also a (slightly) better film than the reviews would have you believe.
Scott Weinberg - FEARnet
Milla Jovovich does a female chauvinist dressed-to-kill biker babe, while dodging cannibalistic crows. Rarely has mass murder been so dull. Pass the smelling salts.
Prairie Miller - NewsBlaze
A Western-tinged adventure whose innovations are so scant that the only things keeping the enterprise afloat are clumsy references to its predecessors.
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
The Alice you care about most, the one who kills zombies with splits and panache (and machetes) is actually not on Isaacs' monitor and is not dead yet.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
Alice is back. She remembers everything, mostly because we've seen it all before.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
It's high time for "Resident Evil: Enough is Enough".
Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph
Russell Mulcahy of Highlander fame ensures that production values are strong even if logic is weak and the script sounds like it was written on the back of an envelope.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
Those zombies are back on the march in the third instalment of the horror-action series that plays like a rip-off of George A Romero's Day Of The Dead, only with a much lower IQ.
Dean Essner - Daily Mirror [UK]
Milla Jovovich reprises her tough-girl-in-sexy-thigh-boots role, and the survivors travel in Mad Max conveys up and down desert highways in search of fuel.
James Christopher - Times [UK]
One or two good action sequences keep boredom at bay for a while, but so little of it is fresh that extinction can't come too soon.
Anthony Quinn - Independent
Resident Evil: Extinction does exactly what you'd expect from a threequel - it's not especially scary or witty but if you want hot chicks kicking zombie arse then it delivers enough action to keep the Friday night crowd happy.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Scaling dizzy heights of sheer averageness, the third in writer/ producer Paul WS Anderson's stillborn zombie saga is the best - or least worst - yet.
Matthew Leyland - Total Film
Better than the silly second instalment and boasting an effectively creepy empty world setting, it's nevertheless scuppered by a lack of coherence.
Helen OHara - Empire Magazine
The scariest visage is that of Alice, whose flawless, airbrushed complexion is either a throwback to Mulcahy's New Romantic pop promos or something dictated by Jovovich's L'Oreal contract.
Nigel Floyd - Time Out
Extinction is basically a robotic and wretched screen-sized visual video game that never challenges or stimulates the audience's rush for genuine outrageous freakiness.
Frank Ochieng - World Voice News
Director Russell Mulcahy, a veteran of sci-fi tat, knows well enough to keep his camera firmly focussed on the exploding heads, and of course, there's the semi-naked Milla. One for Saturday night DVD rental, really.
Paul Arendt - BBC
Aussie filmmaker Russell Mulcahy piles on the atmosphere to make up for lack of originality in the script or production design. He also knows which bones to throw zombie movie fans, who relish the methodology of destroying the slow moving freaks
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
There are some cheap thrills to be had, but nothing spectacular or even truly memorable happens.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
Almost all of it has to do with watching the occasionally nude Jovovich look absolutely smashing in duster and sidearms, but sometimes, let's face it, that's not enough.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
[It] will please series aficionados but leave newcomers mostly fidgety and baffled.
Brent Simon - Screen International
Having no beginning or middle, the story also has no end, just a set-up for Part Four.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
If you are willing to leave your brains and good taste at the door, you may well find Resident Evil: Extinction to be a guilty pleasure of the purest genetic strain.
Anton Bitel - Film4
The final chapter in the videogame franchise deviates too far from its roots to be saved.
Eric Moro - IGN Movies
It is neither as clamorous nor as trashy as the first two films.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
On its own action/horror terms, this is the most successful 'threequel' of the year, if only because it actually improves on its silly predecessors.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
No better or worse than its video game-derived predecessors, hack-for-hire Russell Mulcahy's tired schlockfest blatantly rips off other, infinitely better sci-fi chillers.
Timothy Knight - Reel.com
A mad scientist (Iain Glen), hired to domesticate the zombies with serum he derives from the blood of Alice or her clones, is actually breeding superzombies to no discernible purpose other than adding gore and mayhem.
M. K. Terrell - Christian Science Monitor
Despite finding the prospect of legions of zombie crows appealing, the sad fact is that they're not very well done, and they're housed in a movie that's even worse.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
It's an unapologetically popcorn movie but it's done just how you like it, with some really special moments. Enjoy.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm all about flesh-eating zombie movies. Just not this one.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
A grimly efficient horror thriller that delivers exactly what the other two entries did: monsters, gore, and a heavily armed Milla Jovovich in boots and garters.
Daniel Eagan - Film Journal International
Zombie heads are energetically cracked into in a manner that will please franchise aficionados but leave series newcomers somewhat fidgety and yawningly bemused.
Brent Simon - FilmStew.com
Equal parts Mad Max and Day of the Dead, this third and supposedly final entry in the Resident Evil franchise is no less derivative than its predecessors but moves along at a brisk clip.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
It's the first of the agonizing Resident Evil movies that could remotely be considered fun.
Jim Ridley - L.A. Weekly
What plot there is in Resident Evil: Extinction -- the denouement of which is disappointingly incomplete -- serves solely to set up the gunslinging action, given a Wild West flair by its setting in Las Vegas and the surrounding desert.
Annlee Ellingson - Boxoffice Magazine
There isn't much to it beyond the usual gamer-friendly plotting, grisly fight scenes and highly advanced Halloween makeup.
James Diers - E! Online
Everything about this competently made but utterly hollow movie is exactly what you'd expect, even if you haven't seen either of its predecessors.
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
Milla Jovovich, an actress who vividly demonstrates what the world would look like if Miss Teen South Carolina was licensed to kill.
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
There's no story, the dialogue will make you laugh out loud, the special effects are often cheesy, the acting is terrible and any scary bits are announced in advance through ham-handed movie making.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
At least [the series] has been consistently bad, but Extinction might be the worst of them.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
When postapocalypse movies like this one seem to be striving to advance the idea that the human race is too stupid to survive, why not just let us die already?
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
Even with all the problems this film has, it works because Jovovich really holds the screen and your attention. When she's in battle mode you have no choice but to just shut your mind off and go with it. It's a perfect time waster that won't challenge you
Michelle Alexandria - Eclipse Magazine
The only thing that matters in a film like this is whether the main character looks cool (yes) and whether the action and gore are exciting (a qualified yes)
Sean McBride - Sean the Movie Guy
With nothing much left to do in its third installment, Resident Evil: Extinction heads for Alfred Hitchcock territory and gives us The Birds.
Larry Ratliff - San Antonio Express-News
I could probably spend an entire weekend watching Milla twirl her kukris
Pete Vonder Haar - Film Threat
This is far from the trilogy-topping finale it was meant to be, but at least there's some good to be made of this experience: it's the last Resident Evil film we'll ever have to sit through again.
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com
Resident Evil: Extinction brings to mind an alt-metal remake of Romero's Day of the Dead.
Rob Humanick - Slant Magazine
In the new Russell Mulcahy movie, "Resident Evil: Extinction," one scene is effective. You wanted more than one? Wrong movie.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Simply more mindless mayhem.
Dean Essner - Hollywood.com
It's hard to recommend a Resident Evil movie, but even harder to say I wouldn't see part four.
Jesse Hassenger - Filmcritic.com
Please try harder next time.
Mike Barnard - Future Movies UK
Terrific B-level zombie havoc...surprisingly agile, annoyed, and joyously straight-to-the-point violent.
Brian Orndorf - eFilmCritic.com
If there's a lesson to be learned from the third film, it's that these flicks need to be all pay-off.
Brian Tallerico - UGO
What happened to the old zombie films that could scare you with just a look, not with hundred watt sound?
Vince Koehler - Entertainment Spectrum
More of the same game.
John Monaghan - Detroit Free Press
With clever lifts from "The Birds" and Cormac McCarthy's bleak "The Road," you have a rare movie that wasn't screened for critics yet is actually worth watching.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
Its goals are modest, but it delivers.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Gorehounds and zombie freaks should enjoy the zombie scenes... But rotten zombie brains splattered into the camera lens does not always a good movie make.
Kevin Carr - Film School Rejects
Even those of you who enjoyed the first two films as much as I did are likely to walk away from this one feeling disappointed and ripped off.
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
...not as action-packed or gory as the first film, but for those who enjoy the cinematic series and are hoping to see a worthy winding-down free of cop-outs, Mulcahy's monster movie won't disappoint.
Staci Layne Wilson - Sci-Fi Weekly
True to its video game origins, the movie is basically one set-piece after another, all going something like this. Alice (sometimes another character) enters a new environment. It is quiet. Too quiet. Then something scary and gross happens.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Just routine undeadliness that puts the "stink" in "extinction."
Dave White - Movies.com
After the slightly more sophisticated part 2, this episode returns to the more preposterous style of the original.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
It's a movie only 'roided zombie fans, optimistic executives and mothers can love.
Adam Fendelman - HollywoodChicago.com
There are moments when the film nearly has a sweet Road Warrior vibe going for it, or at least a little bit of Thunderdome.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
Even more boring than it was the first couple of times...a cross between Mad Max and Day of the Dead, though markedly inferior to both.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
This movie is all about Jovovich slicing zombies in half with a machete. You're either into it or not.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
The good news is that Resident Evil: Extinction is about twice as good as its predecessors. That's not saying much.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Are there any video games where the whole point is to sit around doing nothing for 95 minutes?
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Do flesh-eating zombies need superfluous sequels?
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page