Event Horizon
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In this sci-fi/horror scarefest, Dr. William Weir (Sam Neill) is a scientist who has designed a spacecraft called Event Horizon which will explore the outer reaches of space past the planet Neptune; the ship employs a special transport mechanism that, in effect, creates a black hole that the ship can pass through, allowing it to travel tremendous distances in a few seconds. The Event Horizon mysteriously disappears in the midst of a mission with no trace of either the ship or its crew, but it reappears in Neptune's orbit after a seven year absence and it's sending out a distress… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If I were a psychologist hired to analyze the people who made this, I would conclude that everyone involved needed to take their inner child out back and shoot it."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"You look at Event Horizon as you would something that fell out of someone's nose."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Paul Anderson shoots things to look cool, but he has no grasp on how to modulate the visuals to carry the audience into the deepening nightmare of the plot."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"The perils the actors face would be far more shuddersome were their characters more sharply delineated from the outset."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A B-movie with an A-quality production, Event Horizon still haunts me."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"Where's the application form for the job where you get paid to rip off the lamer and more bombastic aspects of Barker, Kubrick and Scott? I'm sorry I missed that notice."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, ÜberCiné
"...a tremendously entertaining, flat-out disturbing horror effort that boasts a number of justifiably indelible sequences..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Paul W.S. Anderson's outer space horror Event Horizon is an example of a potentially great and complex idea given a simplistic and ultimately ridiculous execution."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"... incrível como um filme que suga tantos elementos de clássicos como 2001, Alien e Solaris pode ter resultado em uma besteira tão grande. Mas é este o talento de Anderson: dirigir besteiras colossais."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"In its first hour, "Event" is startlingly beautiful and compelling... its last half-hour (is) a gore-drenched free-for-all, with images of Hell that seem to have been lifted directly from a Nine Inch Nails video..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Eschewing the predictable plotting and happy endings of recent big-budget sci-fi productions, Event Horizon emerges as a truly twisted, nightmarish summer shocker."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"High-tech ghost story takes a grip until credibility goes into orbit."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"It's disheartening to see how quickly this movie degenerates from an intriguing premise into an absurd gore-a-thon."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"a retarded Goth version of 2001."
‑ Keith Breese, Filmcritic.com
"Bad things happen, the kind of things that happen in bad horror movies that attempt to sound smarter than they really are."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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