Screamers Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 8133

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 52

Theatrical Release Date: 01/26/1996

Language: English

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Christian Duguay

Actors: Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, Jennifer Rubin, Andrew Lauer, Charles Edwin Powell, Ron White

Plot: On a distant mining colony plagued by war, a new, perfect machine has been developed. Screamers were designed for one purpose: to eliminate the enemy, but years of evolution without human interruption has corrupted them into eliminating all life period.

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/12/2007

A half-way interesting film that sounds better in concept than it can pull off. This is part Terminator part Body Snatch and part The Thing. There's lots of paranoia and lots of killing, but really nothing new here.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/27/2011

A collection of soldiers and refugees from a civil war on an abandoned colony planet are hunted by an army of self replicating killing machines that have evolved from their own mechanical booby traps. Screamers actually starts with a lot of promise as the usual sci-fi cliches are tempered with some interesting politics and an underlying message about the dangers of meaningless cold wars and the ultimate price to pay for the arms races that accompany them. The no-name cast acquit themselves reasonably well and despite the variable quality of some of the effects, it provides some atmospheric and tense scenes as the motley crew of survivors attempt to evade their unseen enemies. Unfortunately the script didn't seem to know where to go from there and it all gets a little twist happy and …

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