Underworld: Blood Wars
Underworld: Blood Wars (2017)

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 6, 2017
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2017
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Underworld: Blood Wars delivers another round of the stylized violence that the series is known for, but -- like many fifth franchise installments -- offers precious little of interest to the unconverted.

Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Possibly the nail in the coffin of this dreary vampire series.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

This film is so heavy with exposition that you would think that the director, Anna Foerster, and the screenwriter, Cory Goodman, had set out to complete a dissertation instead of a sequel.

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Neil Soans
The Times of India

[There is] apparent lack of interest written on the face of the lead star Kate Beckinsale - she's not even the most interesting character in a series built around her, and it's obvious she's simply going through the motions to collect another pay check.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

Coming off a long overdue reunion with Whit Stillman in the Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship, Kate Beckinsale returns here to the role that has been wasting her gifts as a comic actor for going on 14 years.

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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

While the film may justify its title in terms of the viscera on display, it is badly in need of a funny bone.

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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

A woman at the helm not only infuses the series with some new blood, but also inherently brings the defiantly feminist voice of the series' protagonist into the foreground.

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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap

For the most part, there's little to care about: Semira surfaces as the one potential source of campy fun in the film, but she's quickly ground down by the story machinations, and the fight scenes are so choppily edited that they barely register at all.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Whatever's vibrating on your phone is more interesting than what's onscreen.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

It's just vampires vs werewolves for the next 90 blood-soaked minutes, and there's nothing remotely difficult about keeping up with that.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Over time this franchise has virtually become a mirror image of the [i]Resident Evil[/i] movie franchise (the crappy live action franchise not the animated… More
Jamie Clarke
Although I enjoyed it just as much as the others my rating is lower as Underworld just seems to do what do many sequels have done before which is go round in… More
Dann Michalski
The fifth installment of the franchise, Underworld: Blood Wars is a contrived and pointless film. When the vampire clans face a relentless new enemy they offer… More
Patrick Wrye
This film was better than the last one but and also builds on the last one. It's a good thing they quickly recap the entire franchise at the beginning or… More
Gimly M.
Visually has a lot of the things Underworld is known for, but in terms of quality? Well if you liked Awakening, you'll like this. Because they're… More
Jacob Smith
Underworld: Blood Wars is a film that is 5 years past the 6-year point where people stopped caring for this franchise in the first place. If you can't put… More