Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

critic Reviews

, 28% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is an affectionately faithful adaptation that further proves its source material is ill-suited to the big screen.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    While Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has its moments, it doesn't have enough of them to make watching the movie in its entirety worthwhile.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    This is a reasonably entertaining, unpretentiously gory horror exercise, although clearly a bit distended with an excess of characters that need to be incorporated into the plot, many of whom feature in older RE lore.
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    Trace SauveurAustin Chronicle
    It flatlines, all of its franchise reverence proving futile within a messy narrative.
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    Amy NicholsonNew York Times
    The only surprise is that Roberts shuns cheap jump scare surprises in favor of well-crafted suspense scenes that play out like a game of three card monte.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    Choppy action and clunky storytelling hold Raccoon City back from becoming the dread-inducing nightmare that hardcore fans know the game series to so often be.
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    Kimber MyersLos Angeles Times
    [It] never successfully replicates the fear that was a hallmark of playing the games, and its approach to ample gore is only as imaginative as a kid picking at a scab.
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    Dulcie PearceThe Sun (UK)
    I started to hope no one would make it out alive, because that would stop this reboot in its infancy.
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    Jennifer HeatonAlternative Lens
    Try as it might, this reboot simply bites off more than it can chew in attempting to sandwich two great games into one subpar movie.
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    Paula Vázquez PrietoLa Nación (Argentina)
    Remains trapped in its own origin., [Full review in Spanish]
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ricardo RosadoFotogramas
    Enjoying the hallways of the Spencer mansion and the police station might not be enough for a fandom that will have to see Leon S. Kennedy turned into incomprehensible comic relief. [Full review in Spanish]
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