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Doom

action & adventure, sci-fi & fantasy


The game that made history is jumping from computer screens to the motion picture screen: get ready for DOOM.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    19%
  • Audience Score
    34%

common sense

NOT FOR KIDS 0
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

Bloody and gory. Not for kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that the movie -- based on a first-person-shooter video game -- includes loads of shooting, which leads to frequent bloody wounds, dismemberments, and explosions. The marines curse repeatedly (they're especially fond of the f-word and "hell"), the monsters roar, attack, and generally look ugly. One marine anticipates going on leave, where he will have sex with "she-males." When a young marine takes a drug, a veteran rebukes him for being irresponsible. Monsters are dispatched horrifically. One marine is beheaded, another slammed against walls and ceiling, and still another turns into a monster and kills himself (being Christian, he crosses himself first) by slamming his head into an unbreakable window. One character in a wheelchair is missing his lower body, explained as the result of a molecular transportation accident.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the value of following orders, even when they seem wrong: does the Kid do the right thing by refusing to kill civilians who might be infected? Is Sarge right to follow orders no matter what? And, though the sister resents her brother's choice to become a soldier, how does the film suggest her dedication to science might also be misplaced?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    19%
    reviews counted: 8
    see all Doom reviews
  • Audience

    34%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Roger Ebert put it best, "Doom is like some kid came over and is using your computer and won't let you play."

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Dave White, Movies.com, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rotten: It's as bad as we expect it to be.

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

I found this to be really fun. Granted, I'm a giant fan of The Rock and Karl Urban, so maybe it was easier for me to like it. It totally accomplishes its goal of being a video game brought to life, the first person stuff is actually interesting rather than cheesy. While the dialogue is just flat out ridiculous at times, it's exactly what you hear in the games. The Rock's one-liners were hilarious and his whole character was just all kinds of crazy. Karl Urban really brings the biggest legitimacy to the table, being the only character you can take serious. This isn't for everyone, but it's so harmless that you can't help enjoying yourself.

- ythelastman89, Wednesday, October 6, 2010

4 stars

I found this to be really fun. Granted, I'm a giant fan of The Rock and Karl Urban, so maybe it was easier for me to like it. It totally accomplishes its goal of being a video game brought to life, the first person stuff is actually interesting rather than cheesy. While the dialogue is just flat out ridiculous at times, it's exactly what you hear in the games. The Rock's one-liners were hilarious and his whole character was just all kinds of crazy. Karl Urban really brings the biggest legitimacy to the table, being the only character you can take serious. This isn't for everyone, but it's so harmless that you can't help enjoying yourself.

- ythelastman89, Wednesday, October 6, 2010

2 stars

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- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Wednesday, July 21, 2010