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The Predator (2018)



Critic Consensus: The Predator has violence and quips to spare, but its chaotically hollow action adds up to another missed opportunity for a franchise increasingly defined by disappointment.

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From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black's explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

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Boyd Holbrook
as Quinn McKenna
Trevante Rhodes
as Nebraska Williams
Olivia Munn
as Casey Bracket, Casey Brackett
Sterling K. Brown
as Traeger, Will Traeger/Traeger
Mike Dopud
as Dupree
RJ Fetherstonhaugh
as Agent Church
Garry Chalk
as Postal Worker
Duncan Fraser
as VA Psych
Emy Aneke
as Merc Soldier
Darryl Scheelar
as Bus MP #1
Eduard Witzke
as Security Tech
Jan Bos
as Tech Hamlin
Lochlyn Munro
as Lt. General
Francoise Yip
as Tracking Supervisor
Malcolm Masters
as F-22 Pilot #2
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Critic Reviews for The Predator

All Critics (295) | Top Critics (56)

This film was a mess, and easily the most disappointing film of the whole year.

September 21, 2018 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Black's latest addition to the franchise cashes in on high-octane action scenes, comedy, self-referential moments and pathological mapping that draws you into the Loonies' psychology, questions of ability and the mission at hand.

September 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Yet another reminder that the strange alchemy of the progenitor probably can't be replicated. Hawkins is spinning in his jungle grave.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

In this instance, Black seems intent on catering to as many different types of nostalgia as possible.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

How could a movie with so many exciting elements be this boring?

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

What's remarkable is that the results are so blockbuster-bland. It might've helped if Black had stuck to the band of misfits angle, pitting the Predator against a group of war-ravaged vets who have to find a way past their damage if they're gonna survive.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Predator


While some of the plot decisions for the sequel to the alien hunter series are not what I would have chosen at all, they are presented with such a confidence, despite of their silliness. that you can't help but accept them. For the most part. Personally I could have done without the science babble, predator-dogs and gigantic mutants. What really works is the pace, the characters and their chemistry as well as the humor. There is plenty of gore too for those hoping for that. The film is thoroughly entertaining, despite of the plot holes and a few rushed parts. Silly, but enjoyable. Could have been greater, could have been much worse.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


A Predator movie that's long on hipster situational quips, but short on that element which made the first so engrossing: a hidden killer killing the best of trained killers that we got at will. Gone is the hunt, lost in a DNA update that jumps a generation or two. "B" movie fun light.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Shane Black helps to trash a franchise he himself had a part when creating it. A shameless, messy and unfunny self parody of an iconic character.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

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