Another Earth
Another Earth (2011)

Rhoda Williams, a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child with… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 22, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 29, 2011
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Cahill's visually inconsistent first feature tries to beam epic sci-fi concepts into a micro-human drama, refracting its thought-provoking ideas through the prism of the central emotional relationship.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Ambitious but ridiculous.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Another Earth is quite a gem in a lot of ways, but wrapped in an enigma. It's a very sophisticated approach to a familiar theme.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The result is an alluring image -- Earth above Earth -- a wrenching story and a wonder-tinged film.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

I was hoping that everyone involved would get hit by an asteroid.

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Molly Laich
Missoula Independent

I loved this movie. Having said that, I'm sure it's not for everyone.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

In emphasizing poetry over plot, mood over mechanics, Another Earth fails to answer the most pressing question of all: Umm, why haven't the tides been affected?

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Anyone who can explain the final shot deserves a refund.

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Glenn Dunks

Buried within Another Earth's framework is a wonderful sci-fi movie, but Cahill and Marling have unfortunately set it amongst this otherwise drab and predictable human drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
An unoriginal little drama about loss, guilt, atonement, etc., with a huge amount of clichés and using the interesting concept of an alternative Earth as a… More
Wildaly M
I think I love/hate Brit Marling for her scripts. But dang it, they always end so explosively. This one was rather too slow-paced for my taste though and the… More
Kevin M. Williams
A nice little indie that only nods towards some sci-fi conceptualization but actually is mainly about redemption, and it takes its sweet time getting to even… More
Jason Robinson
Intense without melodrama, literary in its storytelling, and acted with passion, it's everything one can ask for from a movie that's hardly been heard… More
KJ Proulx
"Another Earth" boasts from very strong performances all around, and I am usually a fan of indie films that have a small scope with big aspirations,… More
Gregory Dark
This film feels as though it should have been a television series. There's considerable potential in the setup and the content. This film could have been… More