TV Guide

Rich with atmosphere but too similar to films ranging from "Children of Men" to "Doomsday" to carve out its own distinctive niche.
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Brawny but brainless techno-twaddle.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The storyline is a sinkhole that swallows up any sense and suspense.
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By James Berardinelli
The lackluster acting and horrendous dialogue don't help.
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Entertainment Weekly

When martial arts star Michelle Yeoh shows up as a pious, butt-kicking nun, you have to wonder if Kassovitz isn't accidentally cribbing from Mel Brooks, too.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's not a great action dust-up by any means.
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Boston Globe

When this Vin Diesel vehicle isn't pointlessly frenzied, it's narratively inert, wasting some decent production design, and a French-flavored cast primed for fun.
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Film Threat

Wants to be three different films at one time but sadly never asks much from Diesel other than to grunt, stomp around, and reprise the role that made him a star.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The plot makes absolutely no sense.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A towering heap of nihilistic nonsense that plays like a cornball "Children of God."
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26 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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