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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Prometheus is scary only in the sum of instincts and talent for movie-making that have been lost."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"The setup is familiar-the mysterious planet, the slick tunnels, the shocking bodily violation, the broken quarantine, etc. So why is there a gaping hole where the dread should be?"
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"It is easily the most cerebral endeavor of its kind since "Minority Report.""
‑ David Keyes,
"The mishmash of grotesque body-horror and chin-stroking existentialism does not always make for the most coherent movie, but it is at least an entertaining one and certainly no black mark on the franchise."
‑ Ali Gray,
"The movie wasn't giving my brain much of a workout, but my eyes got a nice buzz. Prometheus is straight-up gorgeous..."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The movie may be a scare show that leaves many questions unanswered, but Scott's craft earns an exhausted kind of respect."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Prometheus tells a much bigger story and does it well, but it's missing what matters most. It's inorganic."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Any lack in originality is handsomely compensated by the plethora of 3D visual treats courtesy of a crackerjack technical crew that creates an eerie interplanetary moonscape that's as epic as it is requisitely foreboding."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Rather than trying to reinvent the franchise with new tricks, "Prometheus" wants to return us to that uncertain terror that loomed over the 1979 original."
‑ Tim Grierson, Deadspin
"Insulting lip service to 2001 notwithstanding, Prometheus shocks and awes with more than sufficient technical bravura. If only it was as smart as it clearly thinks it is."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Brilliant. Epic. Haunting. Grotesque. Great."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"There's definite mastery here, but it's hardly a masterpiece."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"WPrometheus offers hypotheses about the origin of life on our planet that are so well constructed, they make real-life theories about extraterrestrials seem highly feasible."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"Prometheus, as both a response to Alien and its own attempts at philosophical and spiritual investigations, ended up filling in holes that simply were not mandatory to have filled."
‑ Jason Gorber, Twitch
"Artfully designed with special effects that border on the elegant-there's no other way to put it-"Prometheus" is a visual delight."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
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