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: June 8, 2001
DVD Release Date: December 26, 2001
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Critic Score: 42% 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.

Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times

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

Peter T. Chattaway

In the end, the humour, such as it is, is overwhelmed by the special effects.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Flat, rickety and enervated.

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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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David Edelstein

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

Andrew O'Hehir

Feels like [the script] was cranked out to meet a deadline.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

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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
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
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
Film Crazy
i liked its funny, quirky and fun i like the cast an enjoyable movie!!