Mortal Engines (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Mortal Engines has no shortage of eye-catching special effects, but lacks enough high-octane narrative fuel to give this futuristic fantasy sufficient cinematic combustion.

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Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London -- now a giant, predator city on wheels -- from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (Jihae), a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.

Cast

Hugo Weaving
as Thaddeus Valentine
Hera Hilmar
as Hester Shaw
Robert Sheehan
as Tom Natsworthy
Jihae
as Anna Fang
Ronan Raftery
as Bevis Pod
Leila George
as Katherine Valentine
Patrick Malahide
as Magnus Crome
Colin Salmon
as Chudleigh Pomeroy
Kee Chan
as Governor Khan
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All Critics (79) | Top Critics (12)

"Mortal Engines" hasn't much in the way of originality, other than its rolling city, to distinguish it from other, better post-apocalyptic tales.

Dec 13, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

As these things go, "Mortal Engines" offers a fair amount of fun.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

An elaborate adventure-epic with a fresh new cast and an appealing steampunk style.

Dec 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Newsday
Top Critic

This is a headache-inducing spectacle that raises more questions than it answers, and does little to inspire viewers to go find the answers themselves.

Dec 13, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
AV Club
Top Critic

There is fine craftsmanship on the screen, and the acting is competent, but the movie never quite reaches magical heights.

Dec 12, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's well-designed as a means to transport and entertain effectively. It's for you.

Dec 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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