Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Synopsis
Lucian (Michael Sheen) and the werewolves rise up against the vampires led by Viktor (Bill Nighy).
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Thanks to sturdy performances by holdovers Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy as well as tidy, unfussy direction by first-timer Patrick...
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Variety

By Joe Leydon
First-time helmer Patrick Tatopoulos (who designed creatures for all three pics) offers a satisfyingly exciting monster rally that often...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The highlight of this fantasy/horror hybrid is watching a pair of the best British character actors --- Bill Nighy and Michael Sheen --...
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The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Although the presence of Mr. Sheen is initially distracting, it soon becomes the movie's greatest asset. There is, as it turns out, some...
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Entertainment Weekly

Sheen and Nighy do their best with the material, but this is easily the worst Underworld so far.
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50

TV Guide

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While it may not be "Citizen Canine," Rise of the Lycans tells its tale competently and without the derivative nature of its predecessors.
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L.A. Weekly

Mincing around like a bored old glam rocker and hissing threats from behind electric neon eyes, Nighy seems to be the only person on set...
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The first film was significantly better and, therefore, is the place to start for anyone with a modicum of interest. Underworld: Rise of...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's a testament to Bill Nighy's cadaverous panache that this third entry in the ongoing exsanguinators vs. lycanthropes franchise (that's...
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Empire

By Kim Newman
A needless threequel. Note to director: avoid 'rise of the' titles.
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UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS - HAIR-RAISING ACTION! GRADE: B-PLUS

By MOVIES REVIEWER
I attended the advance press preview last night of this 93-minute prequel to the two prior Underworld movies. Director Patrick Tatopaulos has scored a winner in this dark gothic origins movie about...

PEOPLE..PEOPLE...PEOPLE..PLEASE READ A REVIEW FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS ACTUALLY SEEN THE FILM NOT JUST THE TRAILER

By Dark_Chameleon
This is ridiculous..If we're going to a restaurant and want a review we dont listen to someone whos never eaten there or even looked at the menu, this is supposed to be a place that we gain knowledge...

It's not Seline this time around

By xtowgrunt
While I cannot disagree about the Seline/Beckinsale thing, I have both seen the previous two Underworlds and paid attention to the trailer. That is not Seline in "Rise of the Lycans", but Viktor's...

Shut up

By worksucks89
Nobody has seen the movie yet so none of you have any idea if its good or not so dont write freakin reviews until AFTER you have seen it....

Underworld....

By Mooovey_lvr19
THIS...is what a vampire/warewolf movie is all about...its about a forbidden love, and a hate so big that it starts a war...you will not get bored watching vampires ina high school cafetiria...!...

Writing reviews in anticipation is fun though (:

By nimnim
I'll probably end up watching this with my family, they love the series, and it is a very good one I won't deny. Didn't they put enough clips about the Lycan history in the other two movies though?...

Underworld Rocks

By photochic820
Anyone who thought that because it was going back in time that it would be bad...... Not so... I thoroughly enjoyed this movie... Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy rocked... MUST SEE...

In the beginning...

By Daydream
A history lesson for the Underworld fans, Rise of the Lycans is an excellent addition to the trilogy. Rhona Mitra is just as stunning as the pale vampire princess than she is in real life and Michael...

just as good as the originals!

By Kelly87
If you liked the first two Underworld movies, you will like this one, a couple of continuity errors, but overall an intense and exciting prequel to the Underworld....

"UNDERWORLD" ON TOP OF THE WORLD

By riptide51788
When I heard about Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, I, like many other fans of the previous two films, was excited yet unsure. I was excited that we would finally be able to see the back story spoken...

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Rated R | For bloody violence and some sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Vampire vs. werewolf prequel is heavy on gore, low on fun.
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