Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

Snake Eyes (Henry Golding) is out to avenge his father's death in this spin-off of the G.I. Joe franchise co-starring Samara Weaving and Iko Uwais.

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USA Today

USA Today

A satisfying martial-arts action-adventure with two magnetic leads...

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Associated Press

Associated Press

The true sin is that Snake Eyes as a character is so deathly dull.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

(A) bombastic, slick, convoluted and unnecessary second-tier action franchise reboot.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

By the end, it's no better than a mediocre superhero effort, except it's even worse, because there was potential there for more.

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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

The fight scenes, full of swordplay and gunfire, are choppily edited and somehow lackadaisical.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Another unnecessary origin story...

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New York Post

New York Post

The fights, taken on their own, are occasionally OK, but not enough to lift this joke- and fun-free slog.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It's too polished to be a war crime, but it's also too bland to be a decent summer movie.

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CNN

CNN

Golding makes a solid hero, with Andrew Koji and Haruka Abe as key clan members... But there's only so much that actors can do with material this woefully thin...

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Vulture

Vulture

It feels so pro forma, so uninventive and glum, that if you told me everybody making it had an Uzi pointed at their head, I might believe you.

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Collider

Collider

Snake Eyes' fight scenes are framed in the current Hollywood house style, i.e. impossible to see and low-key nauseating...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Remove the G.I. Joe element, and Snake Eyes is a slightly above average American homage to the martial arts genre.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The action scenes are so inexplicably painful - and the character work... so unexpectedly strong - that your heart sinks whenever the swords come out.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The mayhem is furious and the goofiness is perhaps inadvertent...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Though the motivations are all in place, the screenplay fails to turn Snake (even temporarily) into a compelling antihero.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

(Snake Eyes) sputters out fast with unengaged action sequences and bloodless combat...

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Variety

Variety

A darkly atmospheric, sleekly scissor-limbed ninja combat orgy...

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