Ender's Game
Ender's Game (2013)

In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack,… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Release Date: November 1, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2014
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
60%
Flixster
User Score
65%

Also Available On



Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: If it isn't quite as thought-provoking as the book, Ender's Game still manages to offer a commendable number of well-acted, solidly written sci-fi thrills.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

Enough people attended Ender's Game last weekend to place it at the top of the box office. But could any of them have known how profoundly unspectacular an experience they were in for?

Full review…
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

If you dislike child actors, you might derive a perverse satisfaction from seeing dozens of them look so unhappy to be onscreen.

Full review…
Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

A leaden, confusing affair that's all the more frustrating because there's a kernel of a good, possibly even great, movie here.

Full review…
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

While the picture loses some plot tension by assuring the viewer that Ender is basically an okay kid, it gains by showing the growth of the boy into his destiny as "the One."

Full review…
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

There are times when a certain grimness weighs on the movie that you wish for more humor. But overall it's an absorbing and thought-provoking spectacle.

Full review…
Forrest Cardamenis
The Film Stage

Far too benign and, in this blockbuster season, far too tired to leave any bad taste in the mouth, Ender's Game is better the less one thinks about it.

Full review…
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

Straightforward, a bit literal-minded, very faithful to the book and largely compelling.

Full review…
Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Hard to comprehend and even harder to endure.

Full review…
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

It takes itself a bit too seriously and would have benefited from twisting the entertainment dial a little higher, but it's refreshing to see a film filled with teens that's intelligent and reflective.

Full review…
More reviews for Ender's Game

Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Disappointing adaptation of the Sci-Fi novel. While the special effects are pretty decent, especially the zero G training has some interesting scenes you… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
A great story with great cast but such a waste since the execution didn't turn out to be a perfect one.. Given a wonderful cast such as Asa Butterfield,… More
Manu Gino
This is not a game. Good Movie! Despite all the odds, Ender's Game winds up as a very good movie that just barely misses on being a great one. Perhaps the… More
JY Skacto
Gavin Hood's <i>Ender's Game</i> is science fiction simplicity.<p>The film feels shorter than its 110 minute run time; not that… More
Christian C
Meaningless with little thought to bigger issues. Really not acted or executed well. I'd prefer watching a rerun of Star Wars. Also, the fact that the… More
Edward Boxler
Ender's Game starts off with promise, but by the end, we're left with an oversimplified, rushed, and underwhelming adaptation of one of the greatest… More