The Relic
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though based on an original and respected novel, Hyams' horror thriller comes across as a pastiche of the genre's conventions as evident in major pictures of the past two decades, such as Jaws and the first two Alien films."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"The story comes from a million other movies (mainly Jaws and Alien), and it's completely and totally predictable."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Gory as heck, but still well-crafted monster movie fun."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Gore seekers need only to know the body count is high and the scares are cheap as director Peter Hyams shares his beast's repellent disregard for human life."
‑ Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
"A slick, witty, and unexpectedly effective little genre throwback."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Monster runs through museum. Audience gets bored."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"No doubt the bill for Energizers alone took up a big chunk of this gory clunker's $48-million budget."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"A terrific monster movie with an edge. A bloody good time."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Miller turns every scene that requires the slightest display of emotion into an overblown Oscar clip, complete with piercing wails and glycerine tears."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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