Evolution
Evolution (2001)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 26, 2001
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43%
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48%



Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director Reitman tries to remake Ghostbusters, but his efforts are largely unsuccessful because the movie has too many comedic misfires.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Seems to have been made without a writer.

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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times

There's something weird, and it don't look good.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an ideal example of how to do a summer movie right...

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Has more rear-end gags than a toga party at a proctology convention.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Flat, rickety and enervated.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Uneven, unfocused with some inspired silliness.

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David Edelstein
Slate

I laughed -- but mostly to keep from getting depressed about the devolution of mainstream movies.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

perhaps a creative film distributor could employ a brain surgeon who can perform temporary lobotomies in order to endure films like this

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Wayne Grey: Ka ka, ka ka! Kakaaa! Tukki Tukki! Tukki Tukki! Harry Block: Wayne, I think we've established that "Ka Ka" and "Tukki… More
Lucas Martins
A terrible attempt to make a new Ghostbusters. Sometimes fun, but nothing good, silly gags, awful screenplay, Evolution is a weak try to do sucess again with… More
Shawn Ewing
A fun sci-fi movie that although quite unrealistic, still provides some cool effects and plenty of laughter.
Chris Weber
This isn't great, but it's a few degrees above better than average, and the effects are cool. It's also pretty funny and clever, and I like the… More
Cameron Sherwell
Out of all the popcorn films I have seen recently Evolution has to be my favourite, It is by no means a completely original brilliant piece of cinema but it is… More
Conner Rainwater
Even though it's the poor man's MIB, this is still pretty funny and bizarre. Being directed by Ivan Rietman, there's a lot of similar elements to… More

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