Wing Commander
Wing Commander (1999)

Based on a popular series of video games, Wing Commander introduces us to an elite fighter squadron in the year 2654. The Earth confederation is at war with a vicious race called the Kilrathi. The Kilrathi have captured a navigational… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The low budget may explain Wing Commander's cheesy special effects, but can't excuse the lame dialogue or the movie's obsessive reliance on sci-fi cliches.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Excruciatingly earnest yet convictionless.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

The plot has all the depth and originality of a video game without the fun of the interactivity.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the lousiest and tedious science fiction entries of the late nineties...

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Godfrey Cheshire
Variety

Though the ingredients are potent, their blending here mostly comes off as formulaic, humdrum and sometimes unintentionally laughable.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

These actors, alas, are at the service of a submoronic script and special effects that look like a video game writ large.

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Empire Magazine

Playing up the military angle is the best move, but this and some excellent incidental effects can't completely disguise the shortcomings.

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Anita Gates
New York Times

Wing Commander is based on a video game and has roughly the same degree of character development. That is all most moviegoers will need to know.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

As the movie transforms into a video game -- with a faux John Williams score to boot -- the human element turns corny, then laughable.

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Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

[Features a] poor script, one-dimensional characters and abysmal dialogue.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
This movie based on a video game SUCKS!!! This movie is ridiculous and the storyline might just as well be from a 1950's B movie. The dialogue is awful,… More
xGary Xx
Feeble sci fi based on a computer game, which was actually more convincing, and had bigger stars (Malcolm McDowell and Mark Hamill, vs. Jurgen Prochnow and that… More
Michael Gildea
Freddie Prinze and Matthew Lillard? BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!