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Mutant Chronicles

By James Rocchi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Stylized, slapdash sci-fi bloodbath is gory and grim.

Movie R 2009 111 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

We didn't finish the movie, it's that bad

The movie is ultra violent, shot in sepia tone (not a plus here), with shallow, predictable characters and an even shallower plot line. The only interesting parts of the plot are told to the viewers in a narrative, which greatly removes the interesting factor. My husband and I tried to watch it, but stopped the movie around the half-way point. Why? Because the movie is just that bad.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Good but very violent

Rented this On Demand and it surprised the heck out of me. Yery dark and ULTRA violent ..but also very cool...Thomas Jane did a good job as the brooding hero...but this is definetly not for young kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Shot with a computer-aided technique that evokes the stylish look of films like Sin City and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, MUTANT CHRONICLES has a high-tech look and style to spare. But the film's gory, tedious action makes it a bore. The melding of sci-fi ideas and retro-tough sensibility in the script (the team of soldiers is made up of cynics, survivors, and nihilists) also makes it tough to root for the suicide mission.

Director Simon Hunter's over-the-top violence and gore is also so excessive that it would almost be laughable if it weren't so grisly; the violence feels like a substitute for screenwriting and character development. Full of cliches and wholly unsurprising "surprises," Mutant Chronicles is dreary, dull, and shallow despite -- or perhaps because of -- its unrelenting gore.

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