‘The Relic’ review

“The Relic” – The book by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is the scariest novel ever written, so there was really no way director Peter Hyams could fail. “The Relic” stands apart from its genre brethren with the mystery that runs parallel to the scares and the chilling setting of the Chicago Natural History Museum. With its hallways, storage rooms and sub-basements, the museum is the ideal place for a horror movie. “The Relic” also features one of the best lines in cinema history, Tom Sizemore’s deadpan “What’s he doing, starting a hypothalamus collection?”

– John Hansen, “The 25 coolest science fiction movies,” NDSU Spectrum, Sept. 1, 1998