Resident Evil: Retribution

2012

Resident Evil: Retribution

Critics Consensus

Resident Evil: Retribution offers everything one might reasonably expect from the fifth installment in a heavily action-dependent franchise -- which means very little beyond stylishly hollow CGI-enhanced set pieces.

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The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race's last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun. -- (C) Sony

Cast

Sienna Guillory
as Jill Valentine
Kevin Durand
as Barry Burton
Shawn Roberts
as Albert Wexler
Johann Urb
as Leon S. Kennedy
Boris Kodjoe
as Luther West
Oded Fehr
as Todd/Carlos
Toshio Oki
as Japanese Policeman
Takato Yamashita
as Japanese Businessman
Mika Nakashima
as J Pop Girl
Megan Charpentier
as The Red Queen
Ave Merson-O'Brian
as Voice of the Red Queen
Kevin Shad
as Axe Man
Razaaq Adoti
as Sgt. Payton
Kim Coates
as Bennett
Martin Crewes
as Chad Kaplan
Iain Glen
as Dr. Isaacs
Sandrine Holt
as Terri Morales
Thomas Kretschmann
as Major Tom Cain
Ali Larter
as Claire Redfield
Eric Mabius
as Matt Addison
Wentworth Miller
as Chris Redfield
James Purefoy
as Spence Parks
Norman Yeung
as Kim Yong
Anna Bolt
as Dr. Green
Indra Ove
as Mr. Black
Joseph May
as Dr. Blue
Heike Makatsch
as Dr. Lisa Addison
Pasquale Aleardi
as J.D. Salinas
Trevor Jones
as Nursery Zombie
Bingbing Li
as Ada Wong
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Audience Reviews for Resident Evil: Retribution

  • May 12, 2016
    There's an argument to be made that the more convoluted the "plot", the better these movies are . . . none of what's happening in "Retribution" makes any kind of sense and yet I found it the most enjoyable in this improbable series. No one is going to call Paul W.S. Anderson a great filmmaker, but he demonstrates some minor visual ambition here that I would not have expected from him.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2013
    Mediocre Resident Evil film, that ends up being alright. If you go into this not expecting a lot from the actors, then you won't be disappointed. The action sequences are this film's greatest strength. Starts off pretty cool but gets stupid, butchering the Resident Evil franchise even further. The actors playing Chris and Leon are honestly an insult to the franchise; they're terribly. Sienna Guillory makes a great Jill Valentine though, so there's that. And by the way, how many nameless henchmen does Umbrella have? A thousand of them probably bought it in this movie. Overall, this is okay, but it could've been so much better. If you want entertaining action sequences without thinking about it much, you might enjoy this film. If you're looking for story and substance though, or if you're a die hard fan of the franchise, you might end up hating Resident Evil : Retribution.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2013
    "Hey, boys. Bad idea." Retribution, the fifth installment of Paul Anderson's haggard attempt of re-creating the popular videogame contains a lot of shooting, more shooting, and just a little more shooting of firearms at random targets. It seems Anderson figured the vast amount of action scenes would make-up for horrid acting and the sheer stupidity of the plot. Here, we are given clones of actors from previous installments; submarines, simulations of major cities which include New York City, Moscow, and Tokyo; slow motion martial arts, and for the grand finale; James Bond-esque car chases which compromise of zombies in fur-hats with machine guns and RPGs............... In the end, Retribution is a prime example of a film that legitimately makes you wonder what types of drugs where consumed by the writers. Story: F Acting: D- Direction: F Visuals: B Overall: D * out of 4 stars
    Matthew R Super Reviewer
  • Sep 02, 2013
    When you make an ambitious film and the past has proven that you do not have the ability to handle it, chaos ensues. This is the third time that Paul Wasted Sperm Anderson sits in the directorial chair and the second time he fails big time in an unforgivable way, but this was the worst. Aiming at a thousand directions, it suddenly lost its course and forgot that the entire premise is an apocalyptic biological virus spread. So we have: - An attempt of Paul to copy Zack Snyder's suburban opening zombie disaster, just to remember the old days *sigh...* - Stupid melodrama. I love kids, even if they are normally annoying in films featuring adult themes, but I just wanted Becky to die. She didn't work as a reminder of Alice having a family past. - Characters from the previous films being resurrected by "Umbrella cloning" in the most preposterous of all ways. - Those damn overused and cheap Matrix remnants. - An embarrassing ending that I wish is handled properly in the future. Yes, I have a remarkable hope. Maybe it is not hope anymore; it is naivete. - Nothing makes fucking sense. So, why the hell do I keep watching? Because if it has Milla Jovovich wearing a tight, dark S & M suit kicking ass with guns, big knives, a horrible editing and sexy poses, I fall like a mouse in a trap! Damn you, neurons! 38/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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