Christy Lemire(ChristyLemire.com): Is it incorrect to root for the volcano?
Joshua Rothkopf(Time Out New York): Parmageddon is proximate in this cheesy action melodrama that feels the one and the other overheated with plot developments, yet strangely curdled from a need of histrionics that might have redeemed it while fun trash.
Drew Hunt(Chicago Reader): Narrative has none been Anderson's strength; the figment here is a corny overhaul of James Cameron's even now-corny Titanic.
Liam Lacey(Globe and Mail): A sluggish but watchable fondue pot of eminent-calorie visuals and ready-made plotting …
Owen Gleiberman(Entertainment Weekly): Pompeii, the unaccustomed historical-kitsch disaster movie, raises the act of asking: Is there something about ancient classical settings that inspires actors to act badly?
James Berardinelli(ReelViews): Pompeii is a full, glorious, cheesy mess.
Mal Vincent(The Virginian-Pilot): A rousing, concourse-pleasing noise-maker that delivers in c~tinuance what it promises.
Padraic McKiernan(Irish Independent): The lava is the solitary thing that flows in this misfiring circumstance.
Mark Kermode(Observer [UK]): Rubbish, hereafter, but laughable rubbish – often more "through it" than "at it".
Ed Whitfield(The Ooh Tray): If the wrong and tragedy of Pompeii's eradication by a projectile vomiting Mount Vesuvius in 79AD is close to imagine, harder still is a fan of Paul W.S. Anderson.
Gareth Simms(Daily Express): By positioning CGI, meticulously rendered through veritable 3D textures, inside elegant, spatial compositions, W.S distinguishes Pompeii amongst the current inclination of garish blockbusters: obsessed with insipid, digitized carnage.
David Edwards(Daily Mirror [UK]): It's not appropriate the ancient Roman city that gets burned to the sod here – careers are also convincingly incinerated ~ means of Paul WS Anderson's compassionate excuse for a historical disaster movie.
Alan Jones(Radio Times): Absolute trash, highly entertaining (on certain camp levels) – and never boring.
Brian Viner(Daily Mail [UK]): Browning, under which circumstances indubitably beautiful, can't act same well. She sounds like a varsity netball stage-~ after a heavy defeat.
David Sexton(This is London): It's whole preposterously enjoyable, far more so than those impervious superheroes chucking each other about now again.
Rich Cline(Contactmusic.com): Like some ancient Roman version of 2012, this mischance epic is a pure guilty pleasure, sparking plenty of laughter along by the massive effects-based carnage.
Henry Fitzherbert(Daily Express): Lifts shamelessly from Gladiator and Titanic, notwithstanding without an ounce of conviction or veritable feeling, the picture is oddly stripped of suspense but I think I be assured of why. It's because we couldn't care not so much.
Peter Bradshaw(Guardian [UK]): Undoubtedly watchable.
Ryan Gilbey(New Statesman): Finally, Mount Vesuvius erupts in a shrew, possibly in response to the conference it has been forced to try, and all of Pompeii resembles one explosion in a crematorium.
Elliott Noble(Sky Movies): Thankfully, with its hokily enjoyable mix of falchion-swinging heroics and CG pandemonium, Pompeii doesn't move it.
Adam Nayman(Little White Lies): Better than it had in ~ degree right to be.
MaryAnn Johanson(Flick Filosopher): Instantly forgettable bound more than passable as a play; solid B-movie cheese that's like Titanic-lite meets Gladiator-lite.
Jason Best(Movie Talk): Anderson goes to hamlet with his recreation of Pompeii… and at another time he unleashes a tsunami of dramatic clichand a lava issue of cheesy dialogue that lay wither to everything in their paths.
Stella Papamichael(Digital Spy): Apart from the moiety-baked script, Harington and Browning slip on't generate enough fire betwixt them and after the curtain falls, the singly question that stirs in your take out the bowels of is: Pepperoni, or plain…?
Stefan Pape(HeyUGuys): Anderson's sacrifice is never quite accessible or empathetic sufficiency, and with a romance we struggle to believe in, it deems this personal project something of a failure.