Terminator: Dark Fate

critic Reviews

70% Fresh Tomatometer Score70%
  • Terminator: Dark Fate represents a significant upgrade over its immediate predecessors, even if it lacks the thrilling firepower of the franchise's best installments.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mark DaniellToronto Sun
    It's not overly sentimental but Dark Fate succinctly links up to [James] Cameron's early films, without getting bogged down in what actually happens in this new alternate future.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    Ultimately, Dark Fate is nothing more than a run-duck-and-repeat production - an extraordinarily familiar, if efficiently made, exercise in Terminatorology.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    There's little sense of momentum or urgency, and everything reaches back rather than looking forward.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    There are more than enough ingredients here to cook up one rousing and thought-provoking sci-fi thriller. Except this time around, they're just serving up overcooked leftovers.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    An actor's age is irrelevant. What matters is that you have compelling characters performed well, which is why Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger carry this film.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    Director Tim Miller ("Deadpool") has hit a reset button, and he finds just the right mix of action, suspense and, when needed, old-school comic relief.
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    Damond FudgeKCCI (Des Moines, IA)
    The story is clever and logical, presenting a world where Sarah didn't necessarily prevent Judgment Day, it just got delayed a good couple decades.
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    Brent McKnightThe Last Thing I See
    Easily the best "Terminator" movie in years. Make of that what you will.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    David G. HughesElectric Ghost Magazine
    It cherrypicks 'topical' concerns for a thin veneer of 'urgency' that liberally-minded critics lap up, but underneath is an endoskeleton of unpleasant and cynical opportunism swirling into the creative void.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Alex HudsonExclaim!
    After this redemptive film, Terminator execs are probably thinking: 'I'll be back.'
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