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At Theaters: 3/24/2017 On Video: 6/20/2017
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 43 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600982
Studio: Sony Pictures Inc.
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Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism. As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Horror Sci-Fi Thriller - This is a science fiction horror thriller akin to the first Alien film. This is an ensemble piece though some of the stars (Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson) have more screen time than others (Ryan Reynolds). Language and graphic violence make this not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jake Gyllenhaal NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, DEMOLITION, SOUTHPAW
Rebecca Ferguson THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Ryan Reynolds CRIMINAL, DEADPOOL, MISSISSIPPI GRIND, SELFLESS
Director: Daniel Espinosa CHILD 44, EASY MONEY, SAFE HOUSE
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About The Film
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 26 F-words; 10 S-words.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Bloody killings of humans and a mouse by an alien.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Chases and fires.
COMEDY: Some wisecracks and banter.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Average "Life” bounces back a bit with a commitedly sour punchline, and then blows that by punching up a ‘70s hit you've heard a million times before in a million better cinematic contexts. And that's "Life.”

USA Today Full Review
Above Average ...while it shares more than a few commonalities with Ridley Scott's seminal Alien, director Daniel Espinosa's thriller gives audiences a seriously cool monster and a sinister twist on a survival-of-the-fittest theme.

NY Post Full Review
Average "Life” is a high-budget affair with impressive cinematography, occasionally dizzying in its depiction of a zero-gravity workplace. But for all its CGI showiness, the fact that Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal signed on for this splatterfest is the film's most impressive feat.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Average What we have here is junky Alien clone disguised as, well, something better. But there's no life in Life, just leftovers, and a set-up comes pretty close to being a parody of the 1979 Ridley Scott classic.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 41 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
4
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
Low
20%
30+Adults (M)
13
Fairly High
69%
30+Adults (F)
17
Fairly Low
59%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 41 moviegoers:
WOW! These are some VERY MIXED REVIEWS! I haven't seen reviews this mixed in a long time. It appears some of you will love "Life" and others will hate it. The extremely low reviews are very uncommon and indicate a movie that contains scenes that moviegoers hate.
TEENS: Two males loved it and two rated it "average."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved "Life" and one rated it "average." Of the 5 females, 1 loved it, 1 rated it "average," 2 rated it "poor" and one rated it "terrible."
ADULTS: About half the males either loved it or enjoyed it very much. However, the remaining 45% to 50% either felt it was just an "average" movie or they actually hated it. Unfortunately, the reviews from the females, are too mixed to be of any help in determining if this is a movie that you might like. I can't recall the last time I saw reviews with such a high percentage of "terrible" ratings.

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