Another Earth
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Rhoda Williams, a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child with his loving wife. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined. Estranged from the world and the selves they once knew, the two outsiders begin an unlikely love affair and reawaken to life. But when one is presented with the chance of a lifetime opportunity to travel to the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cahill's visually inconsistent first feature tries to beam epic sci-fi concepts into a micro-human drama, refracting its thought-provoking ideas through the prism of the central emotional relationship."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Ambitious but ridiculous."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Buried within Another Earth's framework is a wonderful sci-fi movie, but Cahill and Marling have unfortunately set it amongst this otherwise drab and predictable human drama."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Another Earth occasionally slips into chin-stroking pretention, but it flies the flags for indies with ideas bigger than their budgets."
‑ Ali Gray,
"The science of this science fiction tale is about as wobbly as the rest of the picture. It's the dramatic punches and solid performances from the leads that keep this one afloat."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"The result is an alluring image -- Earth above Earth -- a wrenching story and a wonder-tinged film."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"I was hoping that everyone involved would get hit by an asteroid."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The wildly improbable set-up is merely the jumping off point for an exploration of grief, guilt and redemption"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Another Earth doesn't fully come off - the slow pace stops it achieving escape velocity - but the intriguing ideas and Marling's touching performance make it a promising debut."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Marling... and Cahill teamed up to write this screenplay, cleverly weaving a science-fiction element... into the drama. This is most welcome, since the movie's main plot is pretty creaky."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"In emphasizing poetry over plot, mood over mechanics, Another Earth fails to answer the most pressing question of all: Umm, why haven't the tides been affected?"
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Anyone who can explain the final shot deserves a refund."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"I didn't hate Another Earth so much as I found it to have begun with a fascinating sci fi premise only to produce, ultimately, a conventional relationship film."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, PopMatters
"A movie about our unending desire for second chances, no matter how rarely they happen."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"As an aftermath character drama, it's superb; as sci-fi, it stumbles."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
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