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The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,259 people has a malfunction in two of its sleep chambers. As a result two hibernation pods open prematurely and the two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Adventure Drama Romantic - This science fiction film is, despite the appearances of the
commercials, more of a drama than an action film; only in the last
third does the action ramp up. Also, Jennifer Lawrence doesn't
appear until a half hour in, with Chris Pratt carrying the film from
beginning to end. That said, they and Michael Sheen are the only
significant characters in the film, with Laurence Fishburne and
especially Andy Garcia only very briefly appearing. Adult subject
matter, language, and sexual content make the film not for kids.
PROFANITY: 1 S-word; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex with silhouetted nudity. VIOLENCE: Hits, falls with some blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol. ACTION: Fires, explosions, destruction. COMEDY: Some comic lines and situations.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Passengers is an odd movie but its central questions and dilemmas are compelling and there's enough here of substance for the impressions to linger. Problems aside, it's a journey worth taking.
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average The movie's production design is polished to the point of looking chintzy, and the special effects—well, let's just say as elaborate as the movie's zero-gravity sequence is...it reminded me of how much better "2001” did it
NY PostFull Review Below Average There are so many points along the way when the stranded-in-space drama "Passengers,” which is not a good movie, could have made different choices and become one.
Rolling StoneFull Review Below Average ...a chemistry-free, agonizingly slow sci-fi misfire... Star power can only go so far when the screenwriter (Jon Spaihts) and director (Morten Tyldum) snooze on the job. Lawrence and Pratt deserve better. So do audiences.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 56 moviegoers:
TEENS:Three males loved it, one enjoyed it very much and the remaining two felt it was just an "average" movie. Five of the eight ladies (60%) indicated that they loved "Passengers." The three remaining ladies rated it "above average," "average" and "below average."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved it and two enjoyed "Passengers" very much. Of the seven ladies, three loved it, two enjoyed it very much, one rated it just "average" and one rated it "below average."
ADULTS: Just over 20% of the males loved "Passengers." About 40% indicated that they enjoyed it very much, rating it "above average." Another 35% felt it was an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). A few actually disliked it, rating it "poor." The ladies enjoyed "Passengers" considerably more than the guys. Half indicated that they loved it with most of the rest rating it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. A small percentage were slightly disappointed.