Mortal Kombat Synopsis
Smart Earthlings must win a martial-arts battle in another dimension or see their world enslaved.

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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
A martial arts action-adventure with wondrous special effects and witty production design, it effectively combines supernatural terror, a...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
It is one continuous fight sequence from opening scene to final credits, but lacks the blood, profanity, and gore that would have merited a...
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70

Variety

By Leonard Klady
But where others have sunk in the mire of imitation, director Paul Anderson and writer Kevin Droney effect a viable balance between...
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The movie's extensive martial arts sequences, in which combatants bounce off each other doing triple handsprings, suggest a slightly more...
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63

TV Guide

Expect lots of earsplitting music, garish visuals and badly staged martial arts action.
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60

Empire

By Kim Newman
The filmmakers try to solve the problem of turning an experience which merely consists of a series of fights into a story by... ignoring...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
And although director Paul Anderson treats the story with appropriate deadpan respect, there are enough sparks of humor (particularly...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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Mortal Kombat the movie has everything a teenage boy could want: snakes that jut out of a villain's palms, acrobatic kung- fu fighting and...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It is, in essence, the video game transferred part and parcel to the screen, and very well at that.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Just like the popular (and more graphically violent) video game it's spun from, kung-fooy and kartoony Kombat shoves plot and personality...
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Rated PG-13