Gemini Man

critic Reviews

, 26% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Gemini Man's impressive visuals are supported by some strong performances, but this sci-fi thriller is fatally undermined by a frustratingly subpar story.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Like an assault on your eyeballs. Maybe you get used to it, but you shouldn't... Some of the action is fun, but it's really hard to get past the look of it.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Roll up. Roll up. See it now. See it once. And never see it again.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Obviously, the dire dialogue doesn't help, but what blunts Smith's performance and makes the film itself hell to watch is the innovative, ultra-high-frame-rate which renders actors, objects and even the air somehow flimsy and weird and fake.
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    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    The same High Frame Rate that make the actors look like they're on Days of Our Lives makes the colors absolutely pop. And those textures on the skulls in the underground ossuary fight scene! It's cooler than the action, anyway.
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    Anna SwansonGlobe and Mail
    Gemini Man is a uniquely visually thrilling film backed by Lee's undeniable commitment and ambition.
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    Justin ChangLos Angeles Times
    No matter how many (presumably non-computer-generated) tears Smith sheds, he and Lee never transform this baby hit man into a plausible science-fiction conceit, let alone invest him with a soul.
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    MontiLee StormerMovieReelist.com
    You're not watching Gemini Man for its sweeping vistas of Colombia. You're watching Gemini Man to see Will Smith beat the crap out of Will Smith.
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    Jason FraleyWTOP (Washington, D.C.)
    Smith has the chops to enter a new reflective phase of his career. His younger clone, however, feels oddly lifeless. ... Perhaps it would look better in the proper frame rate.
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    Allen AlmacharThe MacGuffin
    No amount of digital magic can make up for a story that isn't interesting or characters we don't care about.
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    Zehra PhelanFlavourmag
    Sharply clinical action sequences and digital technical prowess fails to ignite the thrills.
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