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Terminator Genisys (2015)



Critic Consensus: Mired in its muddled mythology, Terminator: Genisys is a lurching retread that lacks the thematic depth, conceptual intelligence, or visual thrills that launched this once-mighty franchise.

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James Cameron's sci-fi classic gets rebooted in this Paramount production designed as the first installment in a new trilogy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Emilia Clarke
as Sarah Connor
Jason Clarke
as John Connor
Jai Courtney
as Kyle Reese
Arnold Schwarzenegger
as Terminator, The Terminator
J.K. Simmons
as Detective O'Brien
Dayo Okeniyi
as Danny Dyson
Michael Gladis
as Lieutenant Matias
Sandrine Holt
as Detective Cheung
Courtney B. Vance
as Miles Dyson
Wayne Bastrup
as Young O'Brien
Gregory Alan Williams
as Detective Harding
Otto Sanchez
as Detective Timmons
Matty Ferraro
as Agent Janssen
Griff Furst
as Agent Burke
Ian Etheridge
as Skynet - 10 Years Old
Nolan Gross
as Skynet - 12/14 Years Old
Seth Meriwether
as Skynet - 18 Years Old
Kerry Cahill
as Lt. Whitley
Mark Adam
as Kyle's Dad
Kerry O'Malley
as Kyle's Mom
Willa Taylor
as Young Sarah
James Moses Black
as Security Guard #1
Terry Dale Parks
as Security Guard #2
Brandon Stacy
as Uniform Cop
Brett Azar
as Guardian - Young/Terminator T-800
Joshua Mikel
as Angry Driver
Luke Sexton
as Punk #3
Aaron V. Williamson
as Refugee/Terminator
Tony Donno
as Hospital Security Guard
Ernest Wells
as Garbage Man
Larry E. Lundy Jr.
as Hero Guerria
Ross P. Cook
as Soldier #1
Moses Munoz
as Soldier #2
Lisa McRee
as Chat Show Host
Seth Carr
as Young Boy
Bryant Prince
as Young Kyle
Douglas Smith
as Young John Connor
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Critic Reviews for Terminator Genisys

All Critics (274) | Top Critics (64)

This film should be more on-point than ever, since technology has taken over our lives. But rather than actively antagonizing us, technology simply allows us easy ways to indulge in laziness and cruelty.

January 28, 2021 | Full Review…

To watch Genisys is to see the franchise become a figurative embodiment of the Terminators themselves: convinced of its own superior vision of the future, it tramples upon the dusty skeletons of the forefathers it's slaughtered to achieve it.

October 23, 2015 | Full Review…

The Terminator franchise has forgotten what made The Terminator and Terminator 2 so great.

October 23, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

It is a return, of sorts, to the 1984 original, unnecessarily complicated by so many time twists and warps that even an ardent fan of the franchise must admit reluctantly that its future is behind it.

July 24, 2015 | Full Review…

Part of what makes Terminator Genisys so pitiful as an evening out is that all the actors do over and over again is tell us why they're in a particular scene and why the movie exists.

July 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Think Abbott and Costello Meets Terminator. Think Terminator & Robin. Think, in other words, the point at which a franchise subsides, perhaps finally, into self-parody.

July 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Terminator Genisys


The beginning is actually quite strong and promising. You can blame the film for trying to check as many boxes for the fans as possible and to get lost in the complexity of the time travel paradoxes. But the action is great, there a few hilarious moments and the result is thoroughly entertaining. Sure, some decisions do not seem to be in favor of the franchise history (and were spoiled in trailers and posters at that), but it's certainly not worse a stain on it than anything that came after the masterpiece that was T2. I expected much worse.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

This dreadful sequel has an ambitious premise but tries so hard to be intricate and surprising that it only grows more and more stupid with a horrible dialogue full of exposition, laughable plot incoherencies, awful attempts at humor and brainless action scenes that never seem to end.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

While it's good to see Schwarzenegger back in his signature role, "Genisys" is senseless. There's really no compelling reason to rewrite the Terminator history and "Genisys" does little to convince you that there is. This reboot feels a bit disparate and is quite unnecessary.

Tony Gandía
Tony Gandía

Super Reviewer

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