Another Earth
Another Earth (2011)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 29, 2011
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63%
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

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.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Ambitious but ridiculous.

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Glenn Dunks
Trespass

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The result is an alluring image -- Earth above Earth -- a wrenching story and a wonder-tinged film.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

I was hoping that everyone involved would get hit by an asteroid.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

The wildly improbable set-up is merely the jumping off point for an exploration of grief, guilt and redemption

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

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?

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Anyone who can explain the final shot deserves a refund.

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Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
I think I love/hate Brit Marling for her scripts. But dang it, they always end so explosively. This one was rather too slow-paced for my taste though and the… More
paul sandberg
Another Earth takes has an interesting sci-fi-ish concept, but while the concept gives the rest of the film some gravitas and the opportunity for some… More
Jason Robinson
Intense without melodrama, literary in its storytelling, and acted with passion, it's everything one can ask for from a movie that's hardly been heard… More
Cynthia S.
Different. Unusual. Interesting....slow. But, the ending was quite good, and left me contemplating what it meant. Any movie that does that for me is ok in my… More
Gregory Dark
This film feels as though it should have been a television series. There's considerable potential in the setup and the content. This film could have been… More
Carlos Magalhães
An unoriginal little drama about loss, guilt, atonement, etc., with a huge amount of clichés and using the interesting concept of an alternative Earth as a… More

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