Once again, Beckinsale brings an impressive physicality and subzero cool to her portrayal of Selene.
-Joe LeydonFull Review
Kate Beckinsale's "Selene" remains one-note, but it's a wildly entertaining note.
-Laremy LegelFull Review
The combat quotient, to the movie's credit, is way up, with narrative folderol kept to a minimum.
-Andy WebsterFull Review
The most generic entry of the bunch.
-Tom RussoFull Review
There's not much to this movie beyond a slick procession of dark, gleaming violence.
-David HiltbrandFull Review
A brisk creature-feature that ditches the series' dreary mythology in favor of a more direct, action-oriented approach.
-Glenn WhippFull Review
Beckinsale's Selene is back with a vengeance, that famous black catsuit and two fully cocked pistols, having wisely sat out the wretched third installment of the franchise. Don't expect much more than this.
-Peter HowellFull Review
The entire production is single-mindedly, earnestly devoted to serving up feats of BADASS, and it succeeds in this devotion to the exclusion of everything else.
-Nick PinkertonFull Review
[The] latest, dreadful entry in the vampires-battling-werewolves franchise.
-Joe NeumaierFull Review
Of all the movies whose makers designate them as crap by not screening them in advance for critics, forcing me to go to a multiplex in vampire hours and write a review in a sour overnight stupor, Underworld Awakening is one of the best.
-Richard CorlissFull Review
More aggressively violent and thankfully less mythology-driven than previous installments, Underworld: Awakening is strictly for the converted.
-Frank ScheckFull Review
It really adds nothing to the already dull mythos of the vampires war with the lycans...
-Felix Vasquez Jr.Full Review
As stylish and flashy as the action is this time around, I can still only recommend Underworld: Awakening to diehard fans of the series.
-Christian LawFull Review
This was a film that was so soulless and so lifeless that it had not made a single bit of impact while it was playing.
-Jeff BeckFull Review
if you are looking for an intelligent movie you may need to look elsewhere.
-James LuxfordFull Review
Underworld: Awakening boasts some fun stylized action, and Kate Beckinsale back in that skin-tight outfit, but it also continues the franchise's streak of frustrating mediocrity.
-R. L. ShafferFull Review
What begins as a promising reset ultimately settles into a too much of a retread, however watchable it may be.
-Michael DequinaFull Review
... a blur of generic exposition, random plot twists, vaguely maternal instincts, sloppy CGI animation, and Stephen Rea looking like a waxwork ...
-Sean AxmakerFull Review
We can never tire of watching Kate Beckinsale prance about in that tight leather outfit I tell ya. Never!
-James O'EhleyFull Review
If you just accept this one as a bloody popcorn movie and don't look for much complexity, you'll undoubtedly be happy with it.
-James PlathFull Review
Pitiless, puerile, pointless and perfunctory -- and those are just the "P's."
-Roger MooreFull Review
Awakening has the mentality of a straight-to-video sequel, the body of an ADD child and the pulsing veins of a meth addict.
-Liam MagurenFull Review
full review at Movies for the Masses
-Joseph ProimakisFull Review
he vampires and werewolves are at it again. No, Twihards, you haven't missed another "Twilight" episode. This is indeed part of a franchise, but a far different, more violent one.
-Linda CookFull Review
I LIKEanthroped it.
-Grae DrakeFull Review
I don't think this was meant to be funny, but I found it pretty darn amusing.
-Ken HankeFull Review
Also missing... most of the so-called Lycans who, their appearance in a few respectable action sequences notwithstanding, are now nearly extinct. So is this franchise.
-Matt SingerFull Review
A sloppy, messy, frankly dumb action/horror hybrid, but at least it moves quickly and delivers the goods.
-Scott WeinbergFull Review