Mortal Kombat

Follow
Released 1995

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

8.3
out of 10
User Rating
3 votes
0

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Movie Summary

Director:
Paul W.S. Anderson
Released:
1995
Rating:
PG-13
Mortal Kombat: The Movie is the cinematic adaptation of the popular video game series, which brings the colorful characters and eye popping martial arts action to vivid life. A collection of the world's best fighters are collated by the lightning controlling Rayden (Christopher Lambert, Highlander) to compete in an otherworldly tournament run by the evil Emperor Shang Tsung (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Planet of the Apes, John Carpenter's Vampires) , in order to ensure Earth does not fall prey to the evil forces of Tsung's realm. And Rayden's fighters have their work cut out for them. It's going to take all the fighting skills of this ragtag team, which is comprised of box office star Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby), agent Sonya Blade (Bridgette Wilson, Billy Madison), Liu Kang (Robin Shou), and the beautiful Princess Katana (Talisa Soto, Don Juan DeMarco) to defeat the awesome powers of the hulking six-limbed Goro, the robo-eyed Kano, the evil Scorpio, the acidic Reptile and the cold as ice Sub Zero.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The movie's extensive martial arts sequences, in which combatants bounce off each other doing triple handsprings, suggest a slightly more earthbound version of the aerial ballets i...

  • 70

    Variety Leonard Klady

    But where others have sunk in the mire of imitation, director Paul Anderson and writer Kevin Droney effect a viable balance between exquisitely choreographed action and ironic visu...

  • 58

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    And although director Paul Anderson treats the story with appropriate deadpan respect, there are enough sparks of humor (particularly generated by Linden Ashby as a shallow martial...

SUBMIT REVIEW

    Trailer

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    More Info About This Movie

    Themes

    Martial Arts