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6.5 out of 10

Doctor Who - The Movie

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Overall 7

Time Well Spent

a customer , 22 Feb 2014, LOVEFiLM
22 February 2014
  • Summary: This is way better than I recalled from the first TV screening. The action and characterisation was very good. The SFX clearly a step ahead of the ones before (though the oldies retain a certain period charm). And it's a great shame that McGann wasn't able to get a few TV series out of this.
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Overall 6

The Doctor but not as we know him...

Monkeyboy123, LOVEFiLM
2 February 2014
  • Summary: It was great to anticipate this release back in 1996 - however at the end of it you felt cheated, as if the Timelords were essentially reptilian with the doctor being a human / alien hybrid. Which resulted in various things thrown at the screen and numerous curses and naughty words colouring the air. That said there were some good performances from Messrs McGann and Roberts. Nice to see the former reprising the role in a minisode prequel for 'The Day of the Doctor'.
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Overall 5

No wonder it took 9 more years to reboot the series...

micropaleo, LOVEFiLM
21 December 2013
  • Summary: This was a moderately good for a TV movie. Unfortunately, it was pretty bad by Doctor Who standards. As an American who just moved to the UK three years ago, I started off loving the new series, but went back and watched as many of the old series as I can, and I love them. I felt the need to watch this one after watching the 50th anniversary despite warnings from friends. I guess I expected worse based on what I had heard.
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Overall 6

Worth a watch if you're a die hard Whovian!

RobLeane, LOVEFiLM
6 December 2013
  • Summary: Other than the glaring continuity errors (half human doc & eye of harmony in the TARDIS) this is a decent Who story with an exceptional performance by McGann which really paved the way for the modern, heroic and romantic Doctors that followed. Slow plot at points and Americanised a bit too much but well worth watching.
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Overall 2

A waste of time

Jaydette, LOVEFiLM
2 December 2013
  • Summary: This is a travesty of an Doctor Who episode. Don't waste your time. It seems to bear no connection to the rest of the series at all, apart from the regeneration.
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Overall 4

Good in parts

gauche, LOVEFiLM
9 November 2013
  • Summary: It's entertaining - but it isn't the real 'Dr Who'. There are some decent performances - particularly from Paul McGann - but, as already has been mentioned in another review, the direction is ponderous.
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Overall 4

No... Just, no

27 June 2007
  • Summary: Ouch! Does not do Dr Who Justice, Tom Baker will be in is tardis right now cursing about this poor excuse for a film. Power rangers meets back to the future.
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