Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

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, 35% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Far from silent and not particularly deadly, Snake Eyes serves as a step up for the G.I. Joe franchise, thanks in no small part to Henry Golding's work in the title role.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Snake Eyes seems to barely recognise the talents of the cast it has on hand.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    It's the franchise that nobody wanted, featuring characters that nobody cares about and starring an actor who struggles with the basics of the craft.
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    Amon WarmannEmpire Magazine
    Snake Eyes finally speaks, but with frustrating action scenes, a middling story and unearned sequel-baiting, there's not much here that's worth listening to, or watching.
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    Damian LevyDamianMichaelMovies.com
    A shoddy opening, an intriguing middle, and a deflated conclusion. 'Snake Eyes' is as mixed a bag as they come.
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    David FearRolling Stone
    And on the seventh day, God ended his work and rested. Because even for him, enduring this whole endlessly puerile blockbuster mishegas one more time was, if He was being honest, divinely exhausting.
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    Matthew MonagleAustin Chronicle
    Compared to other Hollywood blockbusters, Snake Eyes is better than fine - but there are hundreds of Asian and Southeast Asian action movies that run circles around the final product here. At least Golding and Koji got theirs.
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    Keith GarlingtonKeith & the Movies
    It’s brought down by the story’s slow patches, the weird mystical goofiness, and the odd choice to leave G.I. Joe on the backburner. Snake-Eyes doesn’t even put on his signature mask and visor until the final scene.
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    James LuxfordCity AM
    The issue is the lifelessness of it all. Lots of action films are unoriginal or over-reliant on set pieces, but the better ones tend to have a bit of joy to them. This dour tone chokes the life out of its star.
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    Christopher CrossTilt Magazine
    A Hail Mary destined to keep the G.I. Joe franchise down for good.
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    Zosha MillmanThirty, Flirty + Film
    I wanted Snake Eyes to be the sleeper hit of the summer. Instead we have an overcooked studio hodgepodge, hoping to be so many things and ultimately being nothing of consequence at all.
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