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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. Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft's shocking, deadly secrets are revealed, and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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'."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"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."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"[Pandorum] might seem like a potentially cool movie, but unfortunately the key word is "potentially"."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
"A little bit 'Eden Log,' a little bit 'Descent,' and a whole lot of 'Alien,' 'Pandorum' ultimately succeeds as a watchable sci-fi/horror/mystery."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"I liked this movie even more on the second viewing. The monsters were trivial, but the plot was intriguing. Granted you would have to be a hard-core sci-fi fan to like this. Paul Chambers, CNN."
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
"The script's twisty, end-of-the-world intrigue saves this otherwise leaden film from total self-destruction."
‑ Michelle Orange, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"It takes a brilliant concept and stellar performances and buries them in banality and mediocre scares."
‑ Perri Nemiroff,
"a sci-fi scenario far less interested in exploring outer space than human interiors where the only 'aliens' are our own monstrous selves, just waiting to leap out of the atavistic shadows."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"Veering between alarmist adventure on other planets and assault on viewer senses here at home, the claustrophobic cinematic terrorism seems to come awfully close to wielding a movie as a deadly weapon up on the screen."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"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."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"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."
‑ Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly
"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."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"It's basically a zombie movie set-up on an industrial spaceship, a fast-moving B-movie that throws out lots of theories that don't stand up to the light of reason..."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
More reviews for Pandorum on Rotten Tomatoes

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