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The Relic (1997)

3 Ratings: -1.0
Horror movie directed by Peter Hyams

Do yourself a favor: pick up a copy ofAlien, Ridley Scott's brilliant sci-fi/horror masterpiece, instead of wasting your time onThe Relic. This patent rip-off of just about every other worthy horror and/or disaster flick certainly looks good in the packaging: … see full wiki

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Director: Peter Hyams
3 reviews about The Relic (1997)
review by . June 23, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
** out of ****     Even if I find something of the like to have a genuine amount of respect for, I'll always be searching for a new monster movie to admire and adore. I haven't seen a good one in a while. The classics often feel dated, and most of the "new" monster movies are lacking the scares or anything else, for the matter. There are some monster films that I've liked, but not enough that I've loved. "The Relic" had no chance, with its little premise, at being one that would …
review by . September 08, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
The Relic seems to be one of those love-it-or-hate-it movies about which I always seem to be sitting on the fence. It's a frustrating treat for the eyes of horror, but one hopes for a little bit more.     Penelope Anne Miller stars as Dr. Margo Green, an evolutionary biologist at the Chicago Natural History Museum (no such thing, I imagine; this was filmed at the Field Museum), and Tom Sizemore is here too as a cop investigating some deaths there and outside the museum, nasty …
review by . December 02, 2005
posted in Forbidden Planet
Haven't read the book, so can't compare, but The Relic on film is simply pathetic. Yes, it's a monster movie. The problem is, this movie is no better than most of its genre, and worse than some. The monster looks like a refugee from one of the Star Wars episodes. The acting and dialogue are terrible. What a yawner!
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