While computer games can boast an abundance of nifty graphics and odious villains and plucky protagonists on long journeys, they're invariably a tad wanting in the cinematic essentials -- you know, stuff like plot and characterization and theme.
In the end, it all looks and plays like a $40 million version of a game you're more likely to enjoy on a computer.
Stephen HoldenThe New York Times
The movie has a frantic staccato style that is more game-oriented than cinematic.
Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times
The movie is "Dawn of the Dead" crossed with "John Carpenter's "Ghosts of Mars," with zombies not as ghoulish as the first and trains not as big as the second. The movie does however have Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez.
Mildly grisly, assaultively noisy and tremendously boring.