'Predators' Critic Reviews

90%
MovieWeb:   45 reviews
63%
Rotten Tomatoes:   189 reviews
  • Chris Nashawaty Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    34
    As a fan of Schwarzenegger's macho, heart-of-darkness original, it gives me no pleasure to say that Predators is an uninspired mess of mediocre action scenes strung together until the final reel.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Stephen Holden New York Times (Top Critic)
    40
    This chaotic stew of fire, blood, mud and explosives is so devoid of terror and suspense that any metaphorical analysis is rendered moot.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Andrew Pulver Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    40
    A stolid, uninspired imitation of the original...
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    63
    What starts with so much promise and intrigue devolves into a more predictable cat- and-mouse game. The fascination wears off as the initial premise never becomes fleshed out and plot holes loom larger than the monstrous mayhem.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post (Top Critic)
    63
    Predators is good if gory grindhouse fun. It tweaks the conventions of the summer monster movie, even as it observes them.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    88
    Antal is a professional who respects your dollars. In a season where the blockbusters are as flat as month-old soda, that's the most romantic gesture a commercial filmmaker can make.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Joe Neumaier New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    40
    Predators tries to spice up the hunt-or-be-hunted thesis, but from the get-go, director Nimrod Antal's movie has nowhere to run.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Amy Biancolli Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    50
    None of this is scary, and nothing makes sense.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Christopher Kelly Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    40
    Predators mostly just suggests a bunch of grown-up men playing with toys and not bothering to invite the rest of us into their circle.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Lisa Kennedy Denver Post (Top Critic)
    63
    A stylish, lean and, well, familiar outing.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Kathleen Murphy MSN Movies (Top Critic)
    40
    Predators is just another movie-machine, running on action formula.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    50
    It lacks the quiet suspense of the first Predator, and please don't even mention the Alien vs. Predator pictures, which lacked the subtlety of Mothra vs. Godzilla.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    50
    Some genre movies simply work out this way: Whatever their intentions or origins they percolate for about an hour. And then they sputter and hope that a promising first half will be enough to get by.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Cliff Doerksen Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    The dialogue is dumber than dirt, and the plot crumbles at the halfway mark, but the movie does what a loud summer blockbuster should, which is loudly bust blocks.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    Predator purists (is that an oxymoron?) have nothing to fear: This is a worthy follow-up.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    Fanboys will jump foursquare upon this movie, rolling around barking in delight and waving their collective paws in the air. That's me over there, third from the left.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    50
    Predators is a pretty good action movie for about 45 minutes. Unfortunately, it lasts 106.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Dennis Harvey Variety (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    After 23 years and three attempts, Predators finally delivers a solid sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger B-movie classic.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    50
    All these years after Predator, these decades past the classic film, Most Dangerous Game, that inspired this genre, it's good to see the idea of the hunter becoming the hunted still gets the blood racing.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Linda Barnard Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    63
    Antal leaves the door wide open for a sequel, which is good news for fans of the genre. But please, don't invite the Alien to the party.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Laremy Legel Film.com (Top Critic)
    42
    Predators needed more predators.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Jennie Punter Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    75
    It has fun showing us that humans can, indeed, be the most dangerous game.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    63
    Predator fans, fearing another lapse into disappointment, can relax. Although it's arguably not saying much, this is the second-best movie of the series to have "Predator" in the title.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Michael Rechtshaffen Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    More is not necessarily scarier in this often lively but scattered reboot.
    Full Review » 4 years ago