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The spirit of the mega-hit Ghostbusters (1984) is intentionally recalled with this effects-heavy sci-fi comedy from the same director, Ivan Reitman, co-starring Dan Aykroyd and debuting on the 17th anniversary of the earlier film's release. When a meteor bearing single-celled organisms crashes to the Earth, the life forms are initially confined to a cave. Before long the creatures are evolving at an exponentially rapid rate, resulting in fearsome aliens running amok and possibly spelling mankind's doom, or at least the end of man's domination over life on Earth. Investigating the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Seems to have been made without a writer."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"There's something weird, and it don't look good."
‑ Melanie McFarland, Seattle Times
"...an ideal example of how to do a summer movie right..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Paying homage to his previous and better work, Reitman's new comedy is marked by one-idea story, sporadic humor that lacks wit, and cheesy special effects."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It's like Ghostbusters -- but with aliens! And guns! And no script!"
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"Has more rear-end gags than a toga party at a proctology convention."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Flat, rickety and enervated."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Uneven, unfocused with some inspired silliness."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"EVOLUTION is like a chemistry set experiment that could have gone horribly awry, but turns out just right . . . Duchovny and Jones have great buddy movie chemistry"
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"This is one dumb sci-fi comedy that doesn't work in either genre."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"I laughed -- but mostly to keep from getting depressed about the devolution of mainstream movies."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"perhaps a creative film distributor could employ a brain surgeon who can perform temporary lobotomies in order to endure films like this"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Part of the problem with Evolution -- aside from the fact that it isn't really very funny -- is that it's mostly jaded; there's very little gee-whiz, almost no awe."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Funny, but predictable and dumb."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Duchovny and Jones play off each other with excellent comic timing."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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