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      Screamers

      R 1995 1h 45m Action List
      29% Tomatometer 35 Reviews 45% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Cmdr. Joe Hendricksson (Peter Weller) and new recruit Ace Jefferson (Andy Lauer) set out across the surface of Sirius 6B, where they hope to settle a violent labor dispute at a remote mining outpost. After going too far to turn back, they find the desert riddled with deadly Autonomous Mobile Swords, or "Screamers." Created to protect the mines, these burrowing weapons have learned to replicate themselves. To make matters worse, recent generations of Screamers can assume humanoid form. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Anton Bitel Little White Lies The ensuing Darwinian struggle combines space opera skirmishes and Cold War paranoia - although the characters' dialogue involves the kind of tough guy/gal posturing overfamiliar from the sort of '80s action movie this was in fact supposed to be. May 25, 2020 Full Review Ken Tucker Entertainment Weekly Based on a short story by the great nutball sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, Screamers is more like a high-pitched rip-off of Alien. Rated: C+ Jul 6, 2010 Full Review Brendan Kelly Variety A fun, fast-paced futuristic thriller with enough jolts per frame to keep even the most impatient action fan happy. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Plenty of good (albeit derivative) ideas and evident potential clash with contrived concepts, inconsistent pacing, and last-minute designs. Rated: 4/10 Sep 24, 2020 Full Review Chris Ward Flickering Myth The cheap B-movie version of better sci-fi movies, with a few things about it to like and a lot of things you just have to tolerate Jun 8, 2020 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews Director Christian Duguay kicks Screamers off with a comically dense information scroll that immediately establishes an atmosphere of confusion... Rated: 1.5/4 Oct 10, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      A.L.Jude P Wished this could have been better when some of the contemporary SCI-Fi's were brilliant at that time when tis was made. Suffice to say not bad as well. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/25/23 Full Review Thomas m Actually a decent movie, not great special effects, but storyline was interesting, quite scary at the end. It is getting bad reviews because people are so in tune with the garbage movies produced today. Today everything is special effects and cgi, oh and the political musings. This was just a good story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/18/23 Full Review David H I adore this film. Watched it when I was a young lad and it terrified me to the point where I decided to watch it ones a year, so far without fail. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/18/23 Full Review Paul O Cult classic in the making Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/16/23 Full Review Taylor L This movie tries to make coin collectors cool for some reason. In a world of great sci-fi dystopias, anti-war action films, and tense psychological thrillers, Screamers isn't really much of anything to write home about. It's built around an interesting premise - humanoid threats and tension surrounding who is and isn't real - but doesn't have nearly the same level of philosophical heft or aesthetic design of Blade Runner, nor the pure tension and atmosphere of The Thing. Lots of missed opportunities surrounding factions pointlessly fighting each other, untrustworthy communications systems, self-replicating machines, and private mega-industries controlling space travel, replaced instead with tropes and clunky plot design. Peter Weller is a decent lead and some of the dialogue can be fun even if it sounds like it should have come out during the prior decade, but it doesn't compensate for what is otherwise a relatively forgettable sci-fi horror. A couple interesting plot-twists fall flat because they don't make a lot of sense and are usually compounded by bad effects. I like how in this future the perfect weapon is apparently just a little robot mole with a saw blade. (1.5/5) Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 10/25/22 Full Review Jordan E It was originally a guilt pleasure that I bought on a $3.99 DVD rack. I'm a huge fan of PDK (so much so that my purest brain liked the Total Recall remake) & I decided to revisit it. Thankfully, I did. It's a hidden gem in comparison to other PDK-inspired films but one that any true fan should be able to enjoy! Definitely not perfect & it fell victim to too little budget & SFX that haven't aged well. But is definitely one that military SF fans can nonetheless appreciate. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/27/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Cmdr. Joe Hendricksson (Peter Weller) and new recruit Ace Jefferson (Andy Lauer) set out across the surface of Sirius 6B, where they hope to settle a violent labor dispute at a remote mining outpost. After going too far to turn back, they find the desert riddled with deadly Autonomous Mobile Swords, or "Screamers." Created to protect the mines, these burrowing weapons have learned to replicate themselves. To make matters worse, recent generations of Screamers can assume humanoid form.
      Director
      Christian Duguay
      Producer
      Tom Berry, Franco Battista
      Screenwriter
      Miguel Tejada-Flores, Dan O'Bannon
      Production Co
      Triumph Films, Fuji Eight Company Ltd., Fries Film Group
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2011
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $5.1M
      Runtime
      1h 45m
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