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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
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  • 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

2 stars

A unit of crack marines are sent to investigate a security breach on a Martian research base to find it infested with bloodthirsty monsters. The original Doom game was a straight shoot-em up and it evolved over the years into atmospheric survival horror; the film falling somewhere between the two stools. In fact the story and atmosphere of the game is rather more interesting and suspenseful than the ham-fisted gung-ho nonsense you have here. The characters are all obnoxious meatheads with big guns, the production value TV standard and the script frankly inept. Some of the action sequences are competently staged and the first person section at least shows some attempt at invention when it came to translating the concept to film, but even at its best it's little more than a weak rip off of Aliens. One of those films only a teenage boy could love, it's just another half-hearted cash in that passes the time on first viewing, but after that its general shoddiness becomes more and more apparent.

- garyX, Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2 stars

A fun, if very ordinary "marines off to exterminate things" movie. If you enjoy manly characters, big guns and action then you'll find plenty in Doom. It should also be commended for avoiding CGI and giving us some pretty cool looking monsters. Each of the cast have a 2D character to work with. Johnson is great as the bad ass Sarge, and it was cool to see a leader that isn't the nice/honorable guy. What I didn't like towards the end was the typical "killing people is bad" message. Even if it could save the world? What a load of predictable wank. Luckily it then picked up with what everybody was waiting for, whether it fit the film or not. The first person shooting scene. It was great as a stand alone scene and is better than the actual movie. Should have been a trailer or teaser though, as a scene it's a bit odd.

- kiriyamakazou, Saturday, April 11, 2009

4 stars

OK, we are all hearing how Doom the movie is a complete sellout etc, but still this is an enjoyable movie. The Rock as Sarge is absolutely perfect! i just couldn't imagine Karl Urban doing a better job then The Rock when it comes to Sarge. Although many have branded this film "Resident Evil in Space" and yeah it is but that doesn't subtract from the film at all. The 1st person scene was especially pulled off well and will give you some giggles (c'mon who didn't laugh?).The Score is absolutely awesome and sets the atmosphere perfectly! too me this film had an old school 80's horror feel to it which i felt made it that more enjoyable (we got lots of uncensored over the top gore which now we don't get enough of). Overall don't judge this movie till you see it because it is a lot better then people rate it unless your looking to find something thats a 100% identical too its source material (Doom 3) then i'd advise you to not watch this film because some of it has been completely rewritten from its original context hence no hell. Overall a lot better then what i was expecting too see

- stopitgoaway, Thursday, April 9, 2009