Venom

Venom

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Venom

Tom Hardy is the enigmatic, complex Marvel character Venom in this Spider-Man spin-off co-starring Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed.

While investigating Carlton Drake (Ahmed), the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation, journalist Eddie Brock's (Hardy) body merges with the alien Venom, leaving him with superhuman strength. Fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating.

2018Rating: M, Violence & offensive language112 minsUSA
ActionScience FictionThrillerBlockbuster
93%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

flicks

This is what a series of bad decisions stretched out over a very long development history looks like. Venom wants to be a darkly comedic body-horror and a compelling anti-hero comic book caper. It also tries to shock life back into Sony's sub-Marvel mini-verse, which seemingly died along with the Amazing Spider-Man films. It only succeeds in being a supremely average film that mostly frustrates and baffles rather than thrills.

2.0
0
Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

flicks

The advertising tagline for the chronically dull and odious Venom reads: "The world has enough superheroes." Thus implying the panacea for Hollywood's over-supply of smug do-gooders is this film's protagonist: an egomaniacal ‘gotcha!’ TV journalist with a voice inside his head belonging to an alien parasite. An instance if ever there was one of the remedy being worse than the poison.

1.0
0

Maybe not for those who don't want to have fun?

Definitely not for those who don't want to have fun. Tom Hardy brings his A-game (and smart improvisation) to this. Truly captured the millennial culture and humour in this origin story that well stands alone from the Spiderman series --- just check the internet and the memes and see how everybody just loves Eddie Brock and Venom (something critics didn't...

5.0
0

Chaotic but a blast.

Tom Hardy looks like he's just running with it, he knows its absolutely insane and he's just like a kid in a lolly shop making his performance so nutty and full pelt over the top that it works, its entertaining just because he makes it so . What doesn't work is that the audience doesn't really care about any of the characters, to me thats where it's a let...

3.0
0

The new anti hero!

All I knew when I went into the movie it what I'd seen in the trailer and the old Spiderman movie... so was a bit of newbie for this. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Had great action, cool special effects. Tom Hardy was totally awesome as Eddie/Venom. Go see it on the big screen :)

5.0
0

Screw the bad reviews from critics, just go & watch the film

After being baffled by the critics who gave this movie a bad rating I decided to go & see Venom with my great nephew & both of us absolutely enjoyed it. The transformation from Eddie Brock to Venom was superb, Tom Hardy did a good job playing his role as the main character & the humor was also hilarious and in the right time. My only complaint about this...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

"Venom" is a textbook case of a comic-book film that's unexciting in its ho-hum competence, and even its visual-effects bravura.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Fleischer made a better comedy-horror with Zombieland, but Venom's a decent buddy actioner. You might even laugh your head off...

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Why can't the movie make Venom properly dirty? The PG-13 rating seriously hurts.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Venom is riddled with the poison of dullness.

1.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Venom" feels like pretty weak poison.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A significant problem in a film full of them is that Eddie comes off as a dope, an eager dufus hardly convincing as a boundary-pushing journo or someone who can out-think a titan of technology.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Venom is neither triumph nor train-wreck. It's a mediocre origin story, a superhero host that sadly fails to bond with its comedy parasite.

2.0
0
Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

flicks

This is what a series of bad decisions stretched out over a very long development history looks like. Venom wants to be a darkly comedic body-horror and a compelling anti-hero comic book caper. It also tries to shock life back into Sony's sub-Marvel mini-verse, which seemingly died along with the Amazing Spider-Man films. It only succeeds in being a supremely average film that mostly frustrates and baffles rather than thrills.

2.0
0
Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

flicks

The advertising tagline for the chronically dull and odious Venom reads: "The world has enough superheroes." Thus implying the panacea for Hollywood's over-supply of smug do-gooders is this film's protagonist: an egomaniacal ‘gotcha!’ TV journalist with a voice inside his head belonging to an alien parasite. An instance if ever there was one of the remedy being worse than the poison.

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

"Venom" is a textbook case of a comic-book film that's unexciting in its ho-hum competence, and even its visual-effects bravura.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Fleischer made a better comedy-horror with Zombieland, but Venom's a decent buddy actioner. You might even laugh your head off...

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Why can't the movie make Venom properly dirty? The PG-13 rating seriously hurts.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Venom is riddled with the poison of dullness.

1.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Venom" feels like pretty weak poison.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A significant problem in a film full of them is that Eddie comes off as a dope, an eager dufus hardly convincing as a boundary-pushing journo or someone who can out-think a titan of technology.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Venom is neither triumph nor train-wreck. It's a mediocre origin story, a superhero host that sadly fails to bond with its comedy parasite.

2.0
0

Maybe not for those who don't want to have fun?

Definitely not for those who don't want to have fun. Tom Hardy brings his A-game (and smart improvisation) to this. Truly captured the millennial culture and humour in this origin story that well stands alone from the Spiderman series --- just check the internet and the memes and see how everybody just loves Eddie Brock and Venom (something critics didn't...

5.0
0

Chaotic but a blast.

Tom Hardy looks like he's just running with it, he knows its absolutely insane and he's just like a kid in a lolly shop making his performance so nutty and full pelt over the top that it works, its entertaining just because he makes it so . What doesn't work is that the audience doesn't really care about any of the characters, to me thats where it's a let...

3.0
0

The new anti hero!

All I knew when I went into the movie it what I'd seen in the trailer and the old Spiderman movie... so was a bit of newbie for this. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Had great action, cool special effects. Tom Hardy was totally awesome as Eddie/Venom. Go see it on the big screen :)

5.0
0

Screw the bad reviews from critics, just go & watch the film

After being baffled by the critics who gave this movie a bad rating I decided to go & see Venom with my great nephew & both of us absolutely enjoyed it. The transformation from Eddie Brock to Venom was superb, Tom Hardy did a good job playing his role as the main character & the humor was also hilarious and in the right time. My only complaint about this...

5.0
0