Pandorum
Pandorum (2009)

Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can't remember anything.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 19, 2010
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48%



Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it might prove somewhat satisfying for devout sci-fi fans, Pandorum's bloated, derivative plot ultimately leaves it drifting in space.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Alvart achieves a strong sense of scale, but characters and ideas are lost amid a mess of fight scenes that, oddly, look like outtakes from 'The Descent'.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

According to the press notes, pandorum means "Orbital Dysfunctional Syndrome"; whatever that is, by the end of the movie I was convinced I had caught it.

Matt Neal
The Standard

[Pandorum] might seem like a potentially cool movie, but unfortunately the key word is "potentially".

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Michelle Orange
L.A. Weekly

The script's twisty, end-of-the-world intrigue saves this otherwise leaden film from total self-destruction.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A grizzled Quaid and an intense Foster do their best to keep straight faces, but this is not an effort likely to figure prominently on their resumes.

Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com

It takes a brilliant concept and stellar performances and buries them in banality and mediocre scares.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

As the credit "Produced by Paul W.S. Anderson" attests, this is hackwork of the highest order, lacking in all poetry and barely comprehensible aurally or visually.

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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

As always, Foster sells the hell out of his role but non-sci-fi fans may well themselves be driven mad long before the end.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

A gorgeous production design can't save the picture from trying too hard to dazzle with very little inspiration, and while Pandorum is easy to stare at, it can be a seriously punishing sit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I thought this was a solid alien sci fi movie. A little of Alien, a litttle Event Horizon, a little Resident Evil . .good stuff to me. While it may not be that… More
Sergio Garcia
I just saw this movie,and for some stupid reason I like it. Yeah! The story isn't good, the acting is not so bad, and again FX are like made in 1980. But… More
Film Crazy
Huge sci fi fan and although this movie doesn't make you sick with excitement, it is at best an average sci fi that is enjoyable and doesn't bore you… More
xGary Xx
Two of the flight crew of the deep space colonisation ship Elysium wake from hibernation with no memory of their mission and find their ship derelict and… More
Stuart Brooks
Not scary, which is a big problem for a film that is trying to be a sci fi horror
JY Skacto
Despite some imperfections, Christian Alvart's <i>Pandorum</i> is a straight up science fiction thriller.<p>Set in the future, the… More

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