Resident Evil

Resident Evil

Paul Anderson (1) (2002)

96min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Paul Anderson makes amends for his lacklustre Mortal Kombat here with another video game adaptation. A single-minded tale of genetic research facility workers accidentally turned into ravenous zombies, it's a relentless throat-grabber. Hingeing on grisly special effects, breakneck pacing and hard-hitting fight sequences, Anderson at least racks up the tension to claustrophobic levels. It really is like watching a video game come to life - should that appeal - as Milla Jovovich and a team of commandos move through progressively more dangerous levels to wipe out the undead. As with the film's source material, there's no enduring substance here. However, the nerve-jangling score, co-composed by shock rocker Marilyn Manson, gives it an extra frenetic edge.

Summary

A team of commandos enters a top-secret underground research facility when a deadly virus which turns victims into flesh-eating zombies is accidentally released. But their containment mission spins out of control as a rogue super-intelligent computer and hordes of the marauding undead wreak havoc. Sci-fi action horror, starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and James Purefoy.

Cast & Crew

Alice Milla Jovovich
Rain Michelle Rodriguez
Matt Eric Mabius
Spence James Purefoy
Kaplan Martin Crewes
One Colin Salmon
Mr Grey Ryan McCluskey
Mr Red Oscar Pearce
Ms Black Indra Ove
Dr Green Anna Bolt
Dr Blue Joseph May
Dr Brown Robert Tannion
Lisa Heike Makatsch
Clarence Jaymes Butler
Mr White Stephen Billington
Ms Gold Fiona Glascott
JD Pasquale Aleardi
Medic Liz May Brice
Commando Torsten Jerabek
Commando Marc Logan-Black
Red Queen Michaela Dicker
Dr William Birkin / Narrator Jason Isaacs
Director Paul Anderson (1)
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Pathé Guidance: Violence, swearing and brief nudity. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 12 Jul 2002

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