Monster Hunter

critic Reviews

, 50% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Monster Hunter is mostly a mindless blur of action, held together by the slenderest threads of dialogue and plot -- and exactly what many viewers will be looking for.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    What does merit taking seriously is the screen presence of Jovovich -- an action icon easily up there with Keanu Reeves, in some respects her male equivalent.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Monster Hunter is exactly what you think it is going to be, nothing more, and certainly nothing less, and I'm okay with that.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    We're left to process a Post-it-sized plot, numbing fight sequences and dialogue along the lines of "My God!" and "Aargh!"
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Monster Hunter is so unapologetically itself, it warms your heart.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    It's the formless slog you've come to expect from Anderson, and if you're OK with that then Monster Hunter is definitely worth tracking down.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    It's not self-aware enough to qualify as camp, or self-satisfied enough to be smug. It simply aims low and delivers, and right now, that's enough.
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    Heather WixsonDaily Dead
    A rip-roaring sci-fi/fantasy adventure that has some serious Western vibes to it as well, Monster Hunter may have some rough edges, but as a whole, it's an enjoyable and high-energy adaptation that delivers up some big-time fun.
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    Hunter LanierFilm Threat
    Monster Hunter is red meat to any cynical moviegoer of the modern age looking for exhibit A. It's been commodified and globalized to the point of nonidentity.
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    Brian OrndorfBlu-ray.com
    Anderson stays within his interests as a filmmaker, preferring the creation of eye candy over telling an exciting story.
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    Mary Beth McAndrewsPaste Magazine
    A film that is all about spectacle. There is no need to ask questions or wonder about certain aspects of the plot: This is another dimension populated with monsters, that's all you need to know. [It] asks you to let every fantastical second wash over you.
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