Serenity
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A band of renegades on the run in outer space get in more hot water than they anticipated in this sci-fi action-adventure adapted from the television series Firefly. In the 26th century, the galaxy has been colonized by a military force known as the Alliance, but its leadership has not gone unquestioned. The Alliance was once challenged by a league of rebels known as the Independents, but the Alliance emerged victorious after a brutal civil war, with the surviving Independents scattering around the galaxy. Also wandering the edges of the galaxy are the Reavers, who have won few allies due to… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

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"Joss Whedon makes a rousing feature-directing debut, exploiting the cult status of his short-lived series Firefly to continue it on the big screen."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"It has a great sense of humor about it, an attractive cast and it's just a lot of fun."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"After suffering through a summer crammed with TV shows being remade into movies, it's refreshing to see a movie based on a TV show that is so entertaining that it actually makes you want to go and see the show of which the movie was created."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"Hardcore fans will undoubtedly be satisfied but its unlikely this will spread much beyond that audience, and even they will find it lacks that human spark and freshness that made the series distinctive and appealing."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"Firefly finally has the triumphant finale fans longed for: the excitingly tense, often surprising and even more frequently comical Serenity. Fans will rejoice."
‑ Todd Hertz, Christianity Today
"The settings and tone are hyper-real, yet the human behaviour is grounded and credible, the moral conflicts complex and involving. Shiny, intelligent fun."
‑ Nick Funnell, Time Out
"Taut, immersive, and alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, a well-balanced blend of whooping Wild West action and space opera."
‑ Tasha Robinson, AV Club
"New viewers will be a little bit lost, and old fans won't get quite everything they wanted, but there's enough going on in Serenity and it's all so much fun that it doesn't matter."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"For what it is -- viewed as filmmaking in and of itself -- Serenity is tense and smoothly put together."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"In the context of an action cinema driven by false hope, misogyny and sadism, Serenity is an inspiring respite."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"Go out and see Joss Whedon's witty whizbang of an action movie, or we will kill a kitten."
‑ Ken Tucker, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Serenity isn't about effects. It's about narrative and characters, and it does a solid job in both areas."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"In the end you are left with the feeling that Whedon works better on television than in the cinema."
‑ Keith H. Brown, Eye for Film
"A magnificent closer to the series, and Whedon shows how much love he has for his fans by giving us a quality finisher..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The movie is a sci-fi buccaneer swashbuckler; Whedon hits all the obligatory space-opera notes, and he does it with a degree of verbal wit and agile pacing that could teach George Lucas a thing or two."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
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