Underworld

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    Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries. But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior named Selene, who's famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess, becomes smitten with a peace-loving male werewolf, Michael, who wants to end the war.

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    These vampires have no teeth -- hell, they don't even fly.

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    'Your incompetence is most taxing,' says the chief vampire (Bill Nighy). A line that pretty much nails this rusty Blade.

    1/4
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    The sort of movie in which the head vampire telegraphs his evil by using a cell phone and dressing like the Kinks' Ray Davies in the early '80s.

    C
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    I've been waiting a long time to see a Shakespearean werewolf vampire movie and here it is.

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    125 minutes is a long time to stare at a movie that's basically in bleached blue-and-white with occasional splotches of brick red.

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    By any reasonable standard, this dark vampire epic -- all massive overacting, cologne-commercial design and sexy cat suits -- sucks.

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    It needs a wooden stake and a silver bullet through its script.

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    For all its slick, neo-noir style, Underworld brings very little that's new to a hoary genre, except for the cliches and conventions of other hoary genres.

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    Features some of the year's most laughable dialogue.

    1/4
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    Wiseman ... seems vastly more concerned with making a fashion statement than scaring the bejesus out of us.

    2/5
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    A weirdly compelling blend of corny sentiment and bloodthirsty ballet.

    3/4
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    Could use script transfusion, or at least a few quarts of levity.

    1/4
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    Somewhere out there, Dracula is turning over in his grave.

    1/5
    Name user

    Pure hooey, but it certainly has a sense of humor (at least it seems like humor).

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    The whole thing's more art-directed than directed, and the actors are clearly on their own.

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    Sometimes talent and good looks just aren't enough -- [Beckinsale] lacks the movie star presence needed to give life to a supernatural hero in a B-genre film.

    2/4
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    The movie is stylish and cruel, and mightily entertaining for certain covens out there.

    3/4
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    A vampire film for the new millennium -- bold, galvanizing and darkly stylish.

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    It's hard to recall a more sexless vampire flick.

    2/4
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    A noisy, tiresome affair that can't manage one moment of wit or real tension.

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    Rather than a clever horror hybrid, the movie spends most of its energy channeling The Matrix.

    1/4
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    Dramatically undernourished and occasionally ridiculous.

    C-
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    A well-conceived, powerful movie, over the top for all the right reasons.

    3/4
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    This is a movie so paltry in its characters and shallow in its story that the war seems to exist primarily to provide graphic visuals.

    2/4
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    Its sights are so transparently set on franchisehood that cynical is the only way to feel about it.

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    Underworld captured my attention sporadically, but not consistently.

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    Achieves only loudness, aggressive confusion and one of the silliest head-splittings in film history.

    2/5
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    Alas, as is often the case with lower-end genre movies, the story cooked up by Wiseman and his friends, actor Kevin Grevioux and the film's screenwriter, Danny McBride, is decidedly less important than the look of the film and its influences.

    2/5
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    A remarkably humorless movie, and not even the adroitly hammy Bill Nighy, as the vampire king, can leaven the overwrought seriousness of it all.

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    It's slick and technically well made, but also derivative and slow.

    C+
    Name user

    Echoes the muscular feel of Aliens, the relentless speed of The Terminator and the architectural colorlessness and operatic anxiety of Dark City.

    B+
    Name user

    Entertaining in fits and starts, but it's undercut by its nincompoop plot and an obsession -- unfortunately prevalent in horror movies these days -- with biomedical mumbo-jumbo.

    3/5
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    Revels in more flash than fantasy. There's awful lot of story fat here between the form-fitting plastic jumpsuits.

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    A loud and relentlessly overstated B-movie, and yet not entirely stupid.

    2/4
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    It takes a premise that should have made for primo goth froth ... and renders it (forgive me) bloodless, even when the corn syrup flows by the gallon.

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    Keeps getting held back by an uncertain pace and a too-tight- lipped tone that elicits a few inadvertent snickers.

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