Mortal Kombat

critic Reviews

, 55% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Largely for fans of the source material but far from fatal(ity) flawed, Mortal Kombat revives the franchise in appropriately violent fashion.
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    Stephen A. RussellTime Out
    Leaning all into a foul-mouthed Aussie stereotype, [Josh Lawson] makes Hugh Jackman's Wolverine seem terribly polite.
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    Damian LevyDamianMichaelMovies.com
    The movie gets props for putting an asian actor front and centre in a blockbuster action film such as this one, but as with all efforts of representation, is it too much to ask for the work to be done right?
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    It could have been much much worse. I went in with particularly low expectations but kind of enjoyed it. The thing I did enjoy most was the gratuitous gore...
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    It's ultimately a disappointment because Cole's emotional journey is uninvolving.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    It's half Avengers wannabe, half martial arts exhibition match, but, alas, all dull.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    It's a bold gamble to create a film that feels like the homework you have to do before the fun - and the actual Mortal Kombat - begins. And with a sequel yet to be announced, it's unclear whether the risk was worth it.
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    Lonita CookBlack Bee Buzz
    A single cold open a movie does not make.
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    Chris MelloIn Review Online
    If there's anything McQuoid brings to the series, it's yet another way to finish off your enemy: sheer boredom.
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    Rohan NaaharHindustan Times
    If there was ever a film that was given a free pass because we are in the throes of a pandemic, it's Mortal Kombat - a movie so sloppy that surviving it almost requires a vaccination of its own.
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    Rene SanchezCine Sin Fronteras
    Although faithful to the style of the video game, this reboot fails to introduce the universe and its characters to an audience not familiar with the original material. [Full Review in Spanish]
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