Reviews for this film from our members:
[New – 5/29/14] | Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
Excerpt: Pompeii knows what it is: a somewhat cheesy second-level mix of Spartacus, Gladiator and Titanic…
Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
Excerpt: “Pompeii” is a disaster movie and a disastrous movie, but the ending is pretty doggoned spectacular, making it worth catching on the big screen.
Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Excerpt: … this is a gladiator movie encased within a highly coincidental love triangle wrapped up with a final, laughably inaccurate image that recalls the finale of “Edward Scissorhands.”
[New – 5/29/14] | M. Enois Duarte @ High-DefDigest.com
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
Excerpt: [W]e are left wondering why these characters don’t simply abandon their relatively puny melodramas, if only for the basic goal of survival.
Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
Excerpt: With fireballs falling from the sky, it’s catastrophic – in more ways than one.
Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
Excerpt: Pompeii is refreshingly simple and uncluttered with superfluities. Completely unencumbered by anything deep or pretentious, it’s the occasional cheese that makes this experience fun.
Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
Excerpt: It unfortunately treats everything with such po-faced seriousness, including its gargantuan concluding set-piece that quite literally looms over the whole film before exploding into action, that it’s a lot less fun than it rightfully should be.
Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom
Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine
Excerpt: Anderson’s misguided molten-driven melodrama Pompeii is not as explosive in conception as one would imagine. Pompeii is a clumsy and convoluted hybrid of Oscar-winning spectacles Gladiator and Titanic that never quite gels as a cohesive doomsday drama.
Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian] Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: By no stretch of the imagination a good movie, [but] if you’re in the right frame of mind it can provide a couple of hours of brainless amusement. Mel Valentin @ ScreenInvasion.com
Excerpt: Another sub-par effort from so-called vulgar auteurist P.W.S. Anderson.
Phil Villarreal @ COED.com
Andrew Wyatt @ Look/Listen (St. Louis Magazine)
Excerpt: The one element that nudges Pompeii from forgettable to intriguing trash is the unrelenting bleakness of its vision.
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