Virtuosity (1995)

In a futuristic, high-tech world run by huge corporations, Parker Barnes (Denzel Washington) is an L.A. policeman serving time for killing the psychotic who murdered his wife and child. Lindenmeyer (Stephen Spinella), a Dr. Frankenstein of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 4, 1995
DVD Release Date: May 25, 1999
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The presence of Washington lends the picture a much-needed dose of authenticity. But in the end Virtuosity is disconnected and uninvolving.

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James Berardinelli

Given Washington's presence and the promise of a virtual reality action story, Virtuosity has some appeal -- provided, of course, the viewers aren't selective.

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Michael Dequina

Shallow stuff, but the solid visual effects, decent stunts, and the work of Washington and Crowe make it watchable.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Though Virtuosity connects all the dots to give audiences a roller-coaster ride, the movie begets nothing new: It's stillborn.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

The world of Virtuosity may be spanking new, but the ideas are yesterday's news.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The worst movie that could possibly be made starring Crowe and Washington

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Virtuosity doesn't always compute, but like last summer's Speed, it is far more fully realized cinematically than many less commercial, more serious pictures.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

Someone should tell Hollywood that the mass-killer genre is dead and that its virtual reality counterpart is already wheezing.

Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

Despite the fact that it treads recycled waters, Leonard's film is an enjoyable ride.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
What if a really bad computer game villain (Crowe, so over-the-top he's fun) escaped into the real world and Washington's the only cop who can take… More
danny d
a dynamic duo with washington and crowe teaming up. a solid and underrated sci-fi flick.
Josh Lewis
Despite two of the biggest stars in the business, Virtuosity never is able to maintain any entertainment out of a decent premise. Denzel Washington is slumming… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Oh man, the kind of cheesy bad-but-ocasionally-fun flicks that hollywood wouldn't dare to do these days. Crowe was actually fun to watch, instead of… More
Lady D'arbanville
A little too Sci-fi for me in that there were gadgets and effects for gadgets and effects sake. Personally I think this film is way below the standard of the… More
jay nixon
Russell Crowe is a great villian but the film surrounding him is very thin.