Reviews: Venom (2018)

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  • Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: The catastrophe most had already been awaiting for.
  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt: The most interesting thing about VENOM is Eddie’s phone. It survives punishing battle and a prolonged dip in San Francisco Bay without ill effect. A film about its exploits, now that’s a superhero flick that I could have gotten behind.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: The film is a mostly dull mess, but depending on your mood, and the nonsense you’re willing to sit through, Venom can be a really good time for that middle chunk where Tom Hardy gets to really play with the material.
  • [New] | M. Enois Duarte @ HighDefDigest.com
    • Excerpt: In their first solo outing, Ruben Fleischer and company reimagine archvillain Venom and his host Eddie Brock as an anti-hero vigilante in Venom (2018), but the end result is a sadly uninspiring and tone-deaf spectacle barely saved by the dazzling visuals and Tom Hardy’s performance.
  • Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: A dull, dated comic-book clunker that is somehow even smaller and lesser than the sum of its noisy, junky, clichéd bits. So perfunctory that it saps even its excellent cast of all their charisma.
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: Superhero fatigue hasn’t quite taken hold yet, but films like this won’t do the genre any favors. The film stars Tom Hardy as the popular anti-hero “Venom” as he tries to stop other symbiotes from killing all life on the planet.
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: In the end, you just get the feeling that, with the exception of Tom Hardy, nobody really cared.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: I won’t say ‘Venom’ is good, it’s not, but I would watch Tom Hardy argue with a voice in his head telling him to eat people all day long.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: My enjoying myself doesn’t turn Venom into a winner. It merely reveals the surprisingly intentional mirth we hope will return [in potential sequels].
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Almost toxic.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: In theory, there’s nothing wrong with Hardy’s performance. In execution…well, it’s something else.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Never once does your heart pump a little quicker from tension. Never once do any hairs stand up in fright in the presence of what should be a complete badass.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens