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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

 
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At Theaters: 7/21/2017 On Video: 11/21/2017
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 17 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 601022
Studio: Stx Films
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A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
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Action Adventure Sci-Fi - This is an effects-heavy science fiction action film. Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne are the leads, with more known faces such as Clive Owen and Rihanna in much smaller roles. Fans of Rihanna will be especially disappointed given her very limited screen time, for most of her role is voiceover. Language is minimal, but some suggestive banter, moderate language, and creepy creatures and visuals may be of caution to parents of young children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Dane Dehaan THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, KILL YOUR DARLINGS
Cara Delevingne PAPER TOWNS
Clive Owen WORDS AND PICTURES, BLOOD TIES, INTRUDERS
Director: Luc Besson THE MESSENGER: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 S-word; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Clothed sexy dancing.
VIOLENCE: Fights and shootings with minimal blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Chases, fights, explosions, destruction.
COMEDY: Silly banter and wisecracks, sometimes mildly suggestive.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average Watching this movie, my sense was that Besson was only tangentially concerned about characters and plot. This was instead an attempt to out-Lucas George, out-Cameron James, and out-Spielberg Steven. On a purely visual level, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets deserves mention among the most technic

Roger Ebert Full Review
Excellent ...a deliriously entertaining film that finds writer/director Luc Besson swinging for the fences in his efforts to make a weirdo sci-fi epic for the ages and coming up with a virtual home run derby. It's a film filled with humor, charm, excitement and so many memorable images...

NY Post Full Review
Poor It's all Saturday morning cartoon-level stuff, and if the target audience of this mess was 8-year-olds, I'd totally get it. But then along comes Ethan Hawke as a space pimp, and Clive Owen as a torture-happy officer, and Rihanna as a shape-shifting exotic dancer, so I guess it's not really for the kiddies.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Average It's as gorgeous as anything the French filmmaker has made and as empty as a Trump tweet. You either go with it or you don't. You can make the effort, but after a punishingly 137 minutes – and Valerian does not get better as it goes along – your enthusiasm is likely to collapse.

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 46 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
2
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
5
Fairly Low
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
3
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
12
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
20
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 46 moviegoers:
The critic reviews were all over the place. Just the few we provided ranged from "poor" to "excellent." Fortunately, the moviegoer reviews aren't quite as varied.
TEENS: The 2 males enjoyed "Valerian" very much rating it "above average." Most of the females weren't impressed. Only one indicated that she loved it. The remaining four felt it was just an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Three of the four males loved it and one rated it "average." Two females loved it and one enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS: Half the males loved it with another15% enjoying it very much. Unfortunately, 32% felt it was just an "average" movie. The females enjoyed it slightly more, 60% loved it with another30% rating it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Only 10% rated it as low as "average."

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