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THE RELIC is a wreck. Though the premise has promise-- Something Scary is stalking the lower levels of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural Science-- director Peter Hyams (SUDDEN DEATH, TIMECOP) doesn't have a clue what to do at feeding time. When the Stan Winston-created creature begins banqueting on a roomful of high- society types, Hyams splits the story in a half-dozen different directions. Trying to keep track of who's where is no fun, and it kills suspense, and it turns the movie into another quintessential long sit. (Rated "R"/110 min.) Grade: D+ Copyright 1997 by Michael J. Legeros
Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: January 12, 1997.