Ender's Game
Ender's Game (2013)

In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: If it isn't quite as thought-provoking as the book, Ender's Game still manages to offer a commendable number of well-acted, solidly written sci-fi thrills.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

Enough people attended Ender's Game last weekend to place it at the top of the box office. But could any of them have known how profoundly unspectacular an experience they were in for?

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

If you dislike child actors, you might derive a perverse satisfaction from seeing dozens of them look so unhappy to be onscreen.

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Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine

It is its book, put on the screen without any new thought whatsoever. A seventh grader could watch it and write a passable essay about it. I doubt they'd have much fun with it, though.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

While the picture loses some plot tension by assuring the viewer that Ender is basically an okay kid, it gains by showing the growth of the boy into his destiny as "the One."

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

There are times when a certain grimness weighs on the movie that you wish for more humor. But overall it's an absorbing and thought-provoking spectacle.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent

The battle scenes are spectacular but lifeless and hard to engage with. We're watching a cascade of computer-game imagery.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

Straightforward, a bit literal-minded, very faithful to the book and largely compelling.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Hard to comprehend and even harder to endure.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

It was a bit like standing in a room where someone is playing a video game on a screen and you're not actually taking part in it but you have to watch interminably this game being played and it's just really a bit boring.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
This is not a game. Good Movie! Despite all the odds, Ender's Game winds up as a very good movie that just barely misses on being a great one. Perhaps the… More
JY Skacto
Gavin Hood's <i>Ender's Game</i> is science fiction simplicity.<p>The film feels shorter than its 110 minute run time; not that… More
Christian C
Meaningless with little thought to bigger issues. Really not acted or executed well. I'd prefer watching a rerun of Star Wars. Also, the fact that the… More
Edward Boxler
Ender's Game starts off with promise, but by the end, we're left with an oversimplified, rushed, and underwhelming adaptation of one of the greatest… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
A great story with great cast but such a waste since the execution didn't turn out to be a perfect one.. Given a wonderful cast such as Asa Butterfield,… More
Everett Johnson
First and foremost, I'm not a big sci-fi fan. I do enjoy some sci-fi movies, but overall, the genre isn't really my favorite. I like alien invasion… More