Prometheus (2012)

Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 9, 2012
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ridley Scott's ambitious quasi-prequel to Alien may not answer all of its big questions, but it's redeemed by its haunting visual grandeur and compelling performances -- particularly Michael Fassbender as a fastidious android.

David Thomson
The New Republic

Prometheus is scary only in the sum of instincts and talent for movie-making that have been lost.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

The setup is familiar-the mysterious planet, the slick tunnels, the shocking bodily violation, the broken quarantine, etc. So why is there a gaping hole where the dread should be?

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David Keyes

It is easily the most cerebral endeavor of its kind since "Minority Report."

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David Denby
New Yorker

The movie may be a scare show that leaves many questions unanswered, but Scott's craft earns an exhausted kind of respect.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Prometheus tells a much bigger story and does it well, but it's missing what matters most. It's inorganic.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Any lack in originality is handsomely compensated by the plethora of 3D visual treats courtesy of a crackerjack technical crew that creates an eerie interplanetary moonscape that's as epic as it is requisitely foreboding.

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Richard Roeper

Brilliant. Epic. Haunting. Grotesque. Great.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

There's definite mastery here, but it's hardly a masterpiece.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

WPrometheus offers hypotheses about the origin of life on our planet that are so well constructed, they make real-life theories about extraterrestrials seem highly feasible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
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Its the future and scientists have found the traces of early alien visitation on Earth, and can trace the traces. So begins Ridley Scott's adventure to… More
Film Crazy
Big promise, huge let down! Don't let the cast fool you, although visually stunning and the premise memorising it leaves you unsatisfied.
Wildaly M
It's a really good introduction to the Alien trilogy.
Edward Boxler
It's sad to see a film crushed under the weight of its ambition, and I hate to admit that Prometheus bites off a lot more than it can chew. I can certainly… More