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UNDERWORLD AWAKENING (2012)
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
 
Release Date: January 20, 2012 (3D/2D)
Studio: Screen Gems (Sony)
Director: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Screenwriter: Len Wiseman, John Hlavin, Allison Burnett, J. Michael Straczynski
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea
Genre: Action, Horror
MPAA Rating: R

****

50% Positive

The Consensus:

"There's more vapid action and less story in Underworld Awakening than previous installments, making the whole affair feel inconsequential."

Source:
Rotten Tomatoes

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Review Samplings:

This Reviewer loved it!
Simon Miraudo, Quickflix

"A swift, brutal, and thoroughly competent actioner that doesn't balk at a bit of bloodletting. Arriving between parts one and two of Twilight's interminable swan song Breaking Dawn, nothing could be more welcome."

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This Reviewer liked it!
Joe Leydon, Variety

"Once again, Beckinsale brings an impressive physicality and subzero cool to her portrayal of Selene."

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This Reviewer disliked it!
Roger Moore, Dallas Morning News

"Pitiless, puerile, pointless and perfunctory - and those are just the "P's""

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When reading reviews remember:
"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how its done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves."
--Brendan Behan (successful Irish dramatist)

"Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck."
--Eli Wallach (award winning screen actor)
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