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Doomsday

action & adventure, drama, sci-fi & fantasy


From the director of The Descent comes an action-packed thrill-ride through a post-apocalyptic hell! Loaded with high-octane firefights, Doomsday doesn't let up till its explosive end!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    49%
  • Audience Score
    45%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
Violence
5 out of 5
Consumerism
0 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

Violent action flick paints a grim, bloody future.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this post-apocalyptic action-horror movie is brimming with bloody, splatty, graphic violence. Weapons include guns, swords, arrows, knives, and grenades, and brutal images include suicide by gun, decapitation, stabbing, torture, shooting, fighting, cannibalism, car chases, and crashes. A woman's naked breasts are visible during a shooting; other scenes feature pole dancing and cleavage-revealing outfits. Language includes lots of "f--k"s, plus other profanity. The heroine smokes cigarettes.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the kinds of things that post-apocalyptic movies often have in common. How does Hollywood tend to signal a civilization in decline? What other movies does this one remind you of? What sets it apart? Is it significant that the main character is a woman? How does Eden see the world differently from her male adversaries? How does her traumatic past shape her attitude toward authority and morality?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    49%
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  • Audience

    45%

Audience Reviews

3 stars

When you can't cast Kate Beckinsale, go for her look alike, which seems to be the precise way Neil Marshall was thinking when he cast Rhona Mitra and made her look, walk, and talk like Selene from Underworld. Also like Underworld, Doomsday is a much better film then it has any right to be. It's completely entertaining, and while it may not have any original ideas, it executes its ideas very well. If you're a fan of Mad Max, Gladiator, Aliens, Escape From New York, or even if you just want to see some senseless violence, this is the action flick for you. Neil Marshall, who really breathed some fresh air into the horror genre with The Descent, shows that he has real talent in staging action, in showing off the nicely crafted set designs, and in telling a story that as hollow as it is, it still manages to keep you rooting for the characters. Doomsday is not a film for everyone. At best, it'll achieve cult status. But like post-apocalyptic films like Blade Runner, The Road Warrior, or even films like The Descent, I can see Doomsday with a legion of devoted fans for years to come.

- MovieGeek13, Thursday, March 19, 2009

3 stars

When you can't cast Kate Beckinsale, go for her look alike, which seems to be the precise way Neil Marshall was thinking when he cast Rhona Mitra and made her look, walk, and talk like Selene from Underworld. Also like Underworld, Doomsday is a much better film then it has any right to be. It's completely entertaining, and while it may not have any original ideas, it executes its ideas very well. If you're a fan of Mad Max, Gladiator, Aliens, Escape From New York, or even if you just want to see some senseless violence, this is the action flick for you. Neil Marshall, who really breathed some fresh air into the horror genre with The Descent, shows that he has real talent in staging action, in showing off the nicely crafted set designs, and in telling a story that as hollow as it is, it still manages to keep you rooting for the characters. Doomsday is not a film for everyone. At best, it'll achieve cult status. But like post-apocalyptic films like Blade Runner, The Road Warrior, or even films like The Descent, I can see Doomsday with a legion of devoted fans for years to come.

- MovieGeek13, Thursday, March 19, 2009

3 stars

When you can't cast Kate Beckinsale, go for her look alike, which seems to be the precise way Neil Marshall was thinking when he cast Rhona Mitra and made her look, walk, and talk like Selene from Underworld. Also like Underworld, Doomsday is a much better film then it has any right to be. It's completely entertaining, and while it may not have any original ideas, it executes its ideas very well. If you're a fan of Mad Max, Gladiator, Aliens, Escape From New York, or even if you just want to see some senseless violence, this is the action flick for you. Neil Marshall, who really breathed some fresh air into the horror genre with The Descent, shows that he has real talent in staging action, in showing off the nicely crafted set designs, and in telling a story that as hollow as it is, it still manages to keep you rooting for the characters. Doomsday is not a film for everyone. At best, it'll achieve cult status. But like post-apocalyptic films like Blade Runner, The Road Warrior, or even films like The Descent, I can see Doomsday with a legion of devoted fans for years to come.

- MovieGeek13, Thursday, March 19, 2009