THE CREATOR reviews are in. Get ready for a spectacular science fiction spectacle

Reviewers describe Edwards’ film as a fresh and significant science fiction adventure.

Lukasz Budnik

27 September 2023

Gareth Edwards’ The Creator will hit cinema screens this Friday, and in the meantime, reviews from critics have appeared online. How do they rate this science fiction spectacle? Let’s find out.

First, quick reminder: the plot of this science fiction spectacle tells the story of a world caught in a war between humans and artificial intelligence. Joshua, a former special forces agent mourning the disappearance of his wife, is recruited to track down and eliminate the titular Creator, responsible for advanced AI that has created a mysterious weapon capable of ending the war and the human race. The lead role in the film is played by John David Washington, supported by Gemma Chan, Ralph Ineson, Allison Janney, and Ken Watanabe. The music was composed by Hans Zimmer.

So far, Rotten Tomatoes has gathered 188 reviews of The Creator and 76% of them are positive opinions (with an average rating of 7.1/10). Enthusiastic reviewers describe Edwards’ film as a fresh and significant science fiction adventure and a vision of the future we haven’t seen on screen before, with the potential to become an instant classic – what’s more, it has the potential to influence future films. Edwards is praised for crafting an original science fiction story in 2023, even if he didn’t manage to create a masterpiece this time. According to the reviewers, the screenplay as a whole provokes thought, although there are criticisms of the occasionally less successful dialogues. There is no doubt about Edwards’ work itself, as he once again proves that he has an eye for action scenes but also allows viewers to breathe and focus on emotions.


Another praised aspect is the visual side – The Creator is said to look incredible and outshine much more expensive blockbusters. Excellent special effects, especially the robots, contribute to this. Washington is said to excel in the lead role, although Allison Janney’s performance is also noteworthy.

In negative reviews, it is mentioned that at a certain point, Edwards focuses on action at the expense of storytelling, and the final act seems unsatisfying, making the overall experience feel safe.

In summary of the opinions on Rotten Tomatoes, we read: “Visually stunning and packed with spectacular set pieces, The Creator serves up timely, well-acted sci-fi that satisfies in the moment even if it lacks substance.”

Łukasz Budnik

Lukasz Budnik

He loves both silent cinema and contemporary blockbusters based on comic books. He looks forward to watching movie with his growing son.

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