The combat quotient, to the movie's credit, is way up, with narrative folderol kept to a minimum.
Andy Webster - New York Times
The most generic entry of the bunch.
Tom Russo - Boston Globe
The entire production is single-mindedly, earnestly devoted to serving up feats of BADASS, and it succeeds in this devotion to the exclusion of everything else.
Nick Pinkerton - Village Voice
[The] latest, dreadful entry in the vampires-battling-werewolves franchise.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
There's not much to this movie beyond a slick procession of dark, gleaming violence.
David Hiltbrand - Philadelphia Inquirer
Once again, Beckinsale brings an impressive physicality and subzero cool to her portrayal of Selene.
Joe Leydon - Variety
Beckinsale's Selene is back with a vengeance, that famous black catsuit and two fully cocked pistols, having wisely sat out the wretched third installment of the franchise. Don't expect much more than this.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Kate Beckinsale's "Selene" remains one-note, but it's a wildly entertaining note.
Laremy Legel - Film.com
More aggressively violent and thankfully less mythology-driven than previous installments, Underworld: Awakening is strictly for the converted.
Frank Scheck - Hollywood Reporter
Of all the movies whose makers designate them as crap by not screening them in advance for critics, forcing me to go to a multiplex in vampire hours and write a review in a sour overnight stupor, Underworld Awakening is one of the best.
Richard Corliss - TIME Magazine
A brisk creature-feature that ditches the series' dreary mythology in favor of a more direct, action-oriented approach.
Glenn Whipp - Los Angeles Times
It really adds nothing to the already dull mythos of the vampires war with the lycans...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
As stylish and flashy as the action is this time around, I can still only recommend Underworld: Awakening to diehard fans of the series.
Christian Law - We Got This Covered
This was a film that was so soulless and so lifeless that it had not made a single bit of impact while it was playing.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
if you are looking for an intelligent movie you may need to look elsewhere.
James Luxford - The National
Underworld: Awakening boasts some fun stylized action, and Kate Beckinsale back in that skin-tight outfit, but it also continues the franchise's streak of frustrating mediocrity.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
What begins as a promising reset ultimately settles into a too much of a retread, however watchable it may be.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
... a blur of generic exposition, random plot twists, vaguely maternal instincts, sloppy CGI animation, and Stephen Rea looking like a waxwork ...
Sean Axmaker - Seanax.com
We can never tire of watching Kate Beckinsale prance about in that tight leather outfit I tell ya. Never!
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
If you just accept this one as a bloody popcorn movie and don't look for much complexity, you'll undoubtedly be happy with it.
James Plath - Movie Metropolis
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