Europa Report
Europa Report (2013)

A unique blend of documentary, alternative history and science fiction thriller, EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter's moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 2, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2013
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Claustrophobic and stylish, Europa Report is a slow-burning thriller that puts the science back into science fiction.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

There is something refreshing in the decidedly downbeat "Europa Report," a science-fiction film with the emphasis on science that doesn't cheat on the tension.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

What isn't straightforward about the plot is either hackneyed, implausible, or both.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

As the action progresses, this quickly becomes Marinca's film, as she uses her body language as much as the script to suggest more subtle forms of angst.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Low key and earnest, Sebastián Cordero's "Europa Report" makes compelling use of familiar genre material to create an intelligent science fiction thriller.

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Michael D. Lemonick
TIME Magazine

The idea that life evolved independently on Europa is perfectly plausible-and that makes what would be a fun and exciting film in any case all the more worth watching.

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

One of the most immediately involving science-fiction films in recent memory.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

There are scenes of unutterable beauty in Europa Report, a low-budget space exploration sci-fi suspenser from Ecuadorian director Sebastián Cordero.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

I'm not qualified to judge the accuracy of the scientific detail, though the filmmakers convey a genuine respect for hard science instead of the cursory interest shown by most science fiction movies.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

In most modern science fiction, scientists are not depicted as noble. In the tradition of Frankenstein, they are often depicted as villains. This movie presents real science and scientists at their noble, courageous best.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Julie B
This is basically the Blair Witch Project of space movies.
Matthew Slaven
We can feel the limitations in the budget by the shots that aren't shown, but the shots we are given are convincing. The story is a "B movie"… More
Mark Walker
Being released in the same year as the big-budgeted and visually stunning "Gravity" would normally hinder the successful chances of any other film in… More
Christian C
This film isn't too different from Cuaron's "Gravity", to tell you the truth -- although without the stunning zero-gravity technology.… More
Manu Gino
Fear. Sacrifice. Contact. Mediocre Film! The plot in Europa report is boring, unoriginal and copies a lot from other films, the Abyss included. The fact the… More
Dan Schultz
A decent expedition concerning a futuristic society and their decision to send men and women to a distant moon on Jupiter, called Europa, in an attempt to… More