Warcraft (2016)

Legendary Pictures' WARCRAFT, a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment's globally-renowned universe, is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and is written by Charles Leavitt and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 10, 2016
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2016
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Warcraft has visual thrills to spare, but they -- and director Duncan Jones' distinctive gifts -- are wasted on a sluggish and derivative adaptation of a bestselling game with little evident cinematic value.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A lot of sentimental hogwash about fathers and sons heading off to war.

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James Berardinelli

Large scale battles and magical pyrotechnics are nice supplements but the absence of well-formed characters and a meaningful narrative render such pretty things moot.

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Daniel Krauze
El Financiero

A work must stand on its own and, uprooted from its source; Warcraft can not stand up. [Full review in Spanish]

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Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

Warcraft isn't decent. It isn't awful, either, though that would honestly be preferable.

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Will Leitch
The New Republic

Warcraft is a language you don't speak, a code you can't crack, a party you weren't invited to.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

Even if you accept that the plot is geared more towards extreme fanatics of the lore, is still incredibly generic and full of clichés

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Crowded and scattershot.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

There are plenty of flaws - an overabundance of storylines chief among them, followed by the occasional slip into silly action and/or overdone effects - but what fun to discover some virtues to set against them.

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Mohar Basu
The Times of India

This dreadfully boring film ends with the hope of a sequel. It's time to introduce the makers to John Lennon. 'Make love, not war...'

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
The world of Warcraft is a massive franchise created by Blizzard Entertainment back in 1994. I say world, but maybe I should say universe because world simply… More
KJ Proulx
To avoid criticism, I will admit right off the bat that I have never played World of Warcraft. I will simply be judging this as a film fan who has watching an… More
Carlos Magalhães
It seems like this lumbering adaptation was made exclusively for fans of the game, since for the uninitiated (like me) it will be really hard to care about… More
Drake Tsui
Warcraft is simply a huge missed opportunity, it has an interesting story to tell but often gets muddled within its own narrative and falls victim to mechanical… More
Christian C
Not having played the game, I'm surprised I liked this movie so much. The acting in "Warcraft" is mediocre at best, but the CGI is out of this… More
Nate Zoebl
It's been a long five years since we last saw a movie directed under the name Duncan Jones. He's not just the son of David Bowie (R.I.P.) but also a… More