Variety calls it "spectacularly silly". Moria says it's "not much more than Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (2001) does Zardoz (1974)." Ebert and Roeper give it The Wagging Finger of Shame for not screening it for critics before its general release. The New York Times titles its review "Aeon Flux (2005) In 2415, There are Still Bad Hair Days" and has a few other snide remarks before closing with this:
As it all approaches a hectic climax, Mr. Postlethwaite - whose role in this I will not even begin to try to explain - remarks, "I've been waiting 400 years for this day." I knew how he felt, though I'd only been there for an hour and a half.