Terminator: Dark Fate

critic Reviews

70% Fresh Tomatometer Score70%
  • Terminator: Dark Fate represents a significant upgrade over its immediate predecessors, even if it lacks the thrilling firepower of the franchise's best installments.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mark DaniellToronto Sun
    It's not overly sentimental but Dark Fate succinctly links up to [James] Cameron's early films, without getting bogged down in what actually happens in this new alternate future.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    Ultimately, Dark Fate is nothing more than a run-duck-and-repeat production - an extraordinarily familiar, if efficiently made, exercise in Terminatorology.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    There's little sense of momentum or urgency, and everything reaches back rather than looking forward.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    There are more than enough ingredients here to cook up one rousing and thought-provoking sci-fi thriller. Except this time around, they're just serving up overcooked leftovers.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    An actor's age is irrelevant. What matters is that you have compelling characters performed well, which is why Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger carry this film.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    Director Tim Miller ("Deadpool") has hit a reset button, and he finds just the right mix of action, suspense and, when needed, old-school comic relief.
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    Casey ChongCasey's Movie Mania
    The good news is, director Tim Miller gets most of them right as he clearly understands that you don't have to overcomplicate matters by deconstructing the franchise's time-travel elements.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Federico FurzanCinelipsis
    It works right up until someone very familiar appears and it's not Sarah. [Full review in Spanish].
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Grant WatsonFiction Machine
    Tim Miller has done a rock-solid job within the boundaries of the story, but this is a film that [...]really needed to strike out and make a statement of purpose.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Matthew PejkovicMatt's Movie Reviews
    A returning Linda Hamilton keeps things lively, yet Terminator: Dark Fate proves to be the same old plodding machine, only this time there is a woke component to its mechanics that really grinds gears.
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