The critics don't know shit. Resident Evil fucking ROCKED. Gorgeously set and filmed, dialogue was good (except for one stupid line), plot was actually thought out, and it didn't try to mirror the game exactly, but it was true to it anyway. Well acted, excellent cinematography, and it didn't try to over-gore or over "guns and fight scene" you to death, and didn't fall back on any obvious misdirections (for instance, there was no odd sound which turned out to be a cat). A good balance of style, and the soundtrack kicks ass.